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A Master of Arts (MA) degree is a little different from the Master of Science (MS) degree based on subject matter and sometimes the length of the programs. The MA programs typically cover subjects such as history, humanities, literature and philosophy. Most of the time, these degrees are sought after as a postgraduate program after an undergraduate degree has been obtained.  What is an MA in… Read more

A Master of Arts (MA) degree is a little different from the Master of Science (MS) degree based on subject matter and sometimes the length of the programs. The MA programs typically cover subjects such as history, humanities, literature and philosophy. Most of the time, these degrees are sought after as a postgraduate program after an undergraduate degree has been obtained. 

What is an MA in Urban Development? Urban growth is constantly influencing the modern world. With new physical and social environments, there are new problems and opportunities. Those individuals who choose to study in this program take time to explore evolving patterns, urban policies, the ethics involved in creating those policies and organizing communities. There may be some focus on topics such as architectural regeneration or international field research.

Students typically enjoy a number of hands-on training and research experiences. They have access to professionals in the field and expert instructors. Participants in the program may spend time honing a narrow area of specialization or might have opportunities to gain hands-on experience. 

The costs of participation in an urban development program can vary from one school to another. This is especially true of schools that lie in a number of different countries. For specific information, prospective students should contact the individual schools. 

After graduation, individuals who have successfully completed the program may look for positions as specialists in the analysis of policies or may work to develop new policies. Graduates will have the skills necessary to become effective leaders in the field of urban policy development and community organization. They may work with agencies or think tanks with the goal of bringing rehabilitation or sustainable development to communities.

If you have ever wanted to be involved in making positive changes that affect communities, then take a look at the program listing to see what is available. Use the lead form to contact specific schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs trains students in public policy, urban studies, and grassroots organizing, examining ways policy and community engagement can e ... +

The Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs trains students in public policy, urban studies, and grassroots organizing, examining ways policy and community engagement can effect positive change. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany +2 More

The future of smart living and working has become reality; life is becoming greener, more efficient, and based on a bigger network of resources. The objective of the program i ... +

The future of smart living and working has become reality; life is becoming greener, more efficient, and based on a bigger network of resources. The objective of the program is for our students is to discover digital solutions that have the potential to improve urban life and overcome global challenges. Students will be able to actively engage in new and transformative technologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things). This will be done in the context of urban and regional development as well as private sector industries working with areas including: consulting, energy supply, transport and logistics, finance, software and IT, real estate management and communications, and product design. -
MA
Full-time
2 - 4 semesters
English, German
Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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UQAR
Rimouski, Canada +1 More

The MA in Regional and Territorial Development focuses on the analysis of regional and territorial issues, problems, contexts, challenges and development potentials.

The MA in Regional and Territorial Development focuses on the analysis of regional and territorial issues, problems, contexts, challenges and development potentials. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
French
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Harness new social, technical and spatial innovations to generate alternative forms of urban life.

Harness new social, technical and spatial innovations to generate alternative forms of urban life. -
MA
Full-time
15 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The uniqueness of this center will be its a priori social science perspective. It will emphasize the role of technological innovation and smart urban practice in improving the ... +

The uniqueness of this center will be its a priori social science perspective. It will emphasize the role of technological innovation and smart urban practice in improving the economic welfare, democratic participation, and quality of life of urban residents. In this respect, smart cities are conceived as a vehicle for empowering smart citizens, rather than the other way around. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one-year full-time program on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings, and architecture. With a str ... +

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one-year full-time program on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings, and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary program aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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