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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Urban and regional planning is a design and development field in which there are many specializations depending on one’s tastes. A few of the more popular subdivisions range from community and economic development to land use to transportation.

 

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Top Master of Art Programs in Urban and Regional Planning in United Kingdom 2019

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5 Results in Urban and Regional Planning, United Kingdom

London South Bank University

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. ... [+]

Engage with complex issues

This course focuses on urban design as part of town planning, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of urban design, planning and development issues.

It provides an interdisciplinary approach, helping students to develop to engage with the complex issues facing our cities and increase their employability in the expanding profession of urban design and in the related fields of planning and development.

Students will be engaged in project work on sites where there are current urban design and planning issues and will debate these issues with staff and external guests; the programme also includes a compulsory one-week residential European field study visit. In recent years, students have visited Barcelona, Turin, Venice or Dortmund. The study visit costs are included in the tuition fee.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
London South Bank University

Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), Masters (MA) course in Town Planning; the first steps into town planning and urban planning. ... [+]

At the center of towns and cities regeneration, it is the duty of planners to take into account the views of business and local communities. It is a broad area of work that can require many different skills and others the option of specialization – be it protecting the historical environment or urban design.

Top reasons to study this course Achieving excellence: Ranked No.5 UK wide for overall satisfaction and learning opportunities in Planning (National Student Survey 2017). Heritage: LSBU has been delivering professionally accredited planning courses for over 40 years. Professional accreditation: Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Inspiring location: Studying planning in the heart of one of the most dynamic global cities on the planet with plenty of opportunities to participate in ongoing projects, complementing the practical focus with theoretical understanding. 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. Develop your interests: 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. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Westminster

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 employe ... [+]

Course summary

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. Completion of the MA course is the first step to become a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

The course will support your personal and professional development. You will be able to work in the interdisciplinary and cross-sector environment of urban and regional development, in a variety of private, public and community contexts, and apply your knowledge to practice in specialist areas of planning. The course builds on the University's experience of delivering postgraduate courses in town planning for more than 60 years.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Westminster

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 devel ... [+]

Course summary

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.

Based in London, you will have access to the internationally recognised experience of spatial planning for sustainable development, and explore contemporary theories, public policy thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and developing worlds. The University of Westminster is the UK's first Habitat Partner University. We work with UN-HABITAT and like-minded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally sustainable development of towns, cities and regions, in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urba ... [+]

Overview

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored 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. Features and benefits of the course:

This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Manchester (UoM) with cross-disciplinary connections between the Manchester School of Architecture, the School of Environment and Development (UoM) and Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MMU). This is an internationally based course that actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications. About the course ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus