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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 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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3 Results in Urban Development

University of Johannesburg

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

The candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

Admission requirements

Admission will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university based Honours qualification in Urban Studies on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za

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South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

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 ... [+]

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. Besides the basic technical principles on a variety of the interventions/technologies at different scales, courses in the program address a wide range of inter-related issues including policy frameworks, institutional structures, markets, behavior, finance and socio-economic dimensions.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

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 ... [+]

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.

Our program combines graduate seminars in urban studies, politics, sociology, and public policy with hands-on experience in community-based research, policy design, policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation. Graduates are uniquely equipped to formulate policy and initiatives for more equitable and vibrant urban areas, inspired by thoughtful engagement with the theory and practice of social justice.

Internship – Gain hands-on experience in the field and build a network of professional contacts Career Opportunities – Supported by academic and field mentorship, and leadership development Distinguished Faculty – Comprised of both leading academics and accomplished professionals and practitioners in the field Flexible Schedule – Our full-time program offers courses in the afternoons and evenings. Students can also explore part-time options. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA San Francisco
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus