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The Master of Arts is awarded to students who complete coursework in a variety of concentrations, including the humanities and fine arts. As a prerequisite, students must first earn a bachelor’s degree. Once they earn the M.A., they may go on to higher education or join the workforce. What is an MA in Urban Planning? Earning a master's degree in urban planning requires students to learn abou… Read more

The Master of Arts is awarded to students who complete coursework in a variety of concentrations, including the humanities and fine arts. As a prerequisite, students must first earn a bachelor’s degree. Once they earn the M.A., they may go on to higher education or join the workforce.

What is an MA in Urban Planning? Earning a master's degree in urban planning requires students to learn about transportation, crime, education and the environment in urban areas around the world. Core courses include policy, finance and management. Students may choose to learn about the theories and politics behind economic development and housing, about the need for cities to become more environmentally friendly, or about development planning at the international level. Microeconomics, statistical methods, policy analysis and financial management are also part of the curriculum.

A Master of Arts in Urban Planning teaches individuals a wide variety of skills. Students often learn about planning law and legislation, analytical research, professional report presentation, finance and policy development and strategic thinking. They may also develop better communication skills, learn how to work better in teams, become more creative or develop the ability to be more sensitive and diplomatic.

Earning a master’s degree in urban planning does not the cost the same amount everywhere. Students may pay more depending on how long their courses run, which university they attend and which country they live in.

Plenty of career options are possible for people who graduate with a master's degree in urban planning. Students who wish to enter a career directly related to the degree may wish to search out positions such as facilities managers, housing managers, town planners or transport planners. Those who are interested in other career paths where their degree would be useful might consider finding work as a building surveyor, community development worker, sustainability consultant or planning and development surveyor.

Some students choose to obtain their urban planning degrees online so that they have a more flexible schedule. Others might decide to attend one of many colleges or universities around the world. To get started, 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 Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning positions the evolution of the European city (including the post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern ... +

The MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning positions the evolution of the European city (including the post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe) as intimately linked with trends and tendencies at the global scale. The input of the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair results in a clear focus on the health effects of the built environment and the phenomena summarized in the healthy cities concept (ranging from yesterday's hygienic measures to tomorrow's urban guerilla gardening campaigns). -
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University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Smart urban futures is a unique and innovative new MA programme that will equip you to address design challenges at the boundaries between smart technologies and urban design ... +

Smart urban futures is a unique and innovative new MA programme that will equip you to address design challenges at the boundaries between smart technologies and urban design and planning. You will gain skills in IoT, smart technologies, open data, 3D fabrication, augmented reality and virtual reality complemented by core teaching in urban design, planning and placemaking. -
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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The accredited MA program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who ... +

The accredited MA program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities. A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus -
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Royal College of Art
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MA City Design envisions new concepts of city and urban life by placing design speculation at the core of social innovation.

MA City Design envisions new concepts of city and urban life by placing design speculation at the core of social innovation. -
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Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM)

The Faculty of Urban Planning from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest, is the only university in Romania which organises Bologna Master Programs ... +

The Faculty of Urban Planning from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest, is the only university in Romania which organises Bologna Master Programs, credited by ARACIS and recognised by Europe, as well as the Urbanists' Registry from Romania, for according to the signing right. -
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