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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 tomorrows urban guerilla gardening campaigns). -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

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

The accredited M.A. 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 -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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 2020
Campus
 
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

The restructured Master of Arts in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Com ... +

The restructured Master of Arts in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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