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After completing college, many students seek yet higher education in a given field of study. An MA is a graduate degree that offers an opportunity to do so, and moreover, prepares students for careers in the field of their choice. What is an MA in Urban and Regional Planning? This path of study is designed to prepare students to manage resources and plan urban spaces. Students may choose to specia… Read more

After completing college, many students seek yet higher education in a given field of study. An MA is a graduate degree that offers an opportunity to do so, and moreover, prepares students for careers in the field of their choice.

What is an MA in Urban and Regional Planning? This path of study is designed to prepare students to manage resources and plan urban spaces. Students may choose to specialize in a wide range of disciplines, including urban design, landscape architecture, resource management and urban development. Depending on the program's specific focus, coursework can cover a broad range of topics from public policy and sociology to economics and architecture. 

One key advantage to attaining this MA is its high level of applicability in today's market. As cities worldwide continue to expand and land and resource management becomes an increasingly prominent issue, governments and private employers increasingly look for well-educated graduates who are able to meet these challenges.

Depending on the size and location of a school, an MA program will have varying costs. To learn more about a program's tuition and enrollment fees, contact the school directly.

Students who complete an MA in Urban and Regional Planning have several different career paths available to them. The degree is most directly applicable to careers within urban development. Students can become architects or infrastructure designers. Much of the curriculum is also applicable to public policy, so students can choose to pursue work as advocates, politicians or, with additional education, lawyers. Graduates can also go on to acquire teaching credentials in order to become teachers, educating the next generation of students interested in the field of urban and regional planning.

All students who are interested in learning more about this degree and the various programs currently available are encouraged to use our searchable database of 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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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Munich, Germany +1 More

Study a Master of Arts in Smart City Design. This Design M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campuses in Munich and Berlin, Germany.

Study a Master of Arts in Smart City Design. This Design M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campuses in Munich and Berlin, Germany. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Oct 2021
15 Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
 

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Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

MA Architecture and Urbanism allows you to study and conduct in-depth research into the influence of global cultural and economic forces on contemporary cities. Throughout the ... +

MA Architecture and Urbanism allows you to study and conduct in-depth research into the influence of global cultural and economic forces on contemporary cities. Throughout the course, you will explore the design, functioning and future of urban situations in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth-century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities. The course is therefore perfect preparation for careers in roles associated with the development of sustainable urban spaces. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 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
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable developmen ... +

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course, you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
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
 
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
 
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM)
Bucharest, Romania

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
Temple University Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Philadelphia, USA

The City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University educate students to become leaders who colla ... +

The City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University educate students to become leaders who collaborate with diverse communities to establish lasting improvements for residents. Students both engage the challenges and leverage the opportunities of cities in their coursework, taking advantage of the deep resources of Temple—a leading public research university—to perform their own hands-on research and service learning across Philadelphia. Tyler’s faculty of forward-thinking practitioners are dedicated to personal mentorship that includes access to their networks of professionals, organizations and agencies. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This MA course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing employer nee ... +

This MA course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing employer needs for staff who can investigate changes in the natural and built environments, manage the challenges of climate change through sustainable development, and debate and critically reflect upon the knowledge and values underpinning current approaches to land use development. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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