MSc Urban Planning

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

MSc Urban Planning

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

This programme provides you with an international grounding in urban planning, centred on the theme of urban regeneration.

China is experiencing unprecedented urbanisation in terms of the speed and nature of growth and one the key issues for future practitioners will be how to deal with the challenge of reusing, transforming, and regenerating the existing urban fabrics of China’s megacities in order to achieve a more sustainable model of urbanisation.

You will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary urban problems and possible planning responses. You will be introduced to theories and techniques that will allow you to approach urban planning in a critical, communicative, and people-oriented way and will graduate with a mastery of the techniques and procedural skills necessary for effective work in the planning profession.

The MSc in Urban Planning is suited to students with a range of different backgrounds and is not limited to those who have undertaken an urban planning undergraduate degree. One of the aims of the programme is to offer a multi-disciplinary perspective on the issue of urban regeneration. Staff teaching on the programme offer varying expertise from a range of disciplines including urban planning and design, project management, policy design, and geography. In addition, the scholars offer a variety of international perspectives including those anchored in Western European, East Asian, and North American theoretical debates.

Students who have completed this programme will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of relevant inner city problems and possible planning responses;
  • the ability to approach urban planning in a critical, communicative, and people- oriented way;
  • mastered techniques and procedural skills necessary for effective work in the planning profession.

CORE MODULES

  • THEORY AND PRACTICE OF URBAN REGENERATION
  • GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE OF URBAN REGENERATION
  • POLITICS, SOCIETY AND PARTICIPATION
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • PLACE MAKING AND URBAN DESIGN
  • HERITAGE, HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND CONSERVATION
  • SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
  • SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING STRATEGIES

CAREERS

This Masters programme provides a solid basis for launching a range of career paths across the world. These include, but are not limited to:

  • urban planning roles;
  • policy development roles;
  • design roles;
  • advocacy roles working with community groups to enable their meaningful input into built environment decision-making processes;
  • working with local and central government;
  • working with non-government organisations (NGOs);
  • working in design and planning practices.

To apply or for more information regarding entry requirements, fees and scholarships please click here.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 22, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
18 - 30 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
90,000 CNY
Information
Deadline
June 30, 2016
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
China Suzhou
Application deadline June 30, 2016
End date Request Info
Duration 18 - 30 months
Price 90,000 CNY
Price for the entire programme