This course focuses on urban design as part of town planning and equips students with a comprehensive understanding of urban design, planning and development issues.
The MA Urban Design and Planning focuses on urban design as part of town planning and equips students with a comprehensive understanding of urban design, planning and development issues.
6 reasons to study here
Great teaching: The course is taught by staff with track records of academic research, professional practice and consultancy and strong links to public, private and voluntary sector employers.
European Field trip: The course includes a field trip to a European country at no additional charge to you.
Industry accreditation: The course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a ‘combined degree’. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will also consider the accreditation of this programme at the next Partnership Board.
Guest speakers: from the built environment profession provide valuable input through lectures, tutorials and project visits.
Interdisciplinary learning: The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to urban design, focusing on the relationship between urban design, planning and property development.
Live project working:It integrates projects and site visits with theoretical debates, inspiring you to think about the characteristics of good places and equipping you to make a critical contribution to shaping those places.
Postgraduate Masters (MA) in Planning, Policy, and Practice; the first step into town and urban planning. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Focus on the interactions between society, economy, space and land use. Explore how opportunities, tensions, and conflicts are managed by planners in the public interest.
We explore the role of planning as a set of regulatory mechanisms but more importantly as a means of identifying opportunities and assisting developers (be they in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors).
6 reasons to study here
Located in the heart of central London: We use our distinctive location to investigate the societal challenges and opportunities facing planning in the 21st century.
Taught by experienced academics and practitioners: Taught by staff with track records in research and relevant publications. Guest and visiting lecturers from professional practice supplement teaching throughout the course.
Site visits and live projects: One day and half-day site visits to exciting live projects - the practical focus is complemented by theoretical understanding.
Residential field study visit: Opportunity to participate in residential field study trips and site visits in Europe – at no additional charge to you.
Set the direction: Choice of specialism module provides flexibility and depth to explore issues relating to a particular aspect of planning.
National and international perspective: Be part of an academic community dedicated to social justice and global responsibility - with an inspiring schedule of guest speakers, events, volunteering opportunities and exchange of ideas.
With a global urban population of 4 billion and 28 megacities, urban life is experiencing momentous change. New social groups are emerging, populations are ageing, family
About the Programme
With a global urban population of 4 billion and 28 megacities, urban life is experiencing momentous change. New social groups are emerging, populations are ageing, family units are extending and dispersing, work is becoming casualised and whole communities have moved online. At the same time, dangerous new social divides are appearing on the periphery of cities, between different cultures, and now also between different generations.
Many of the models used to explain, design, develop and manage cities have resisted change. More recently however, new possibilities are emerging and their consequences promise to be profound: modern social movements, automated building supply chains, technology platforms, driverless transport and logistics, distributed water and energy infrastructure – all will radically reshape the city's fundamental building blocks....