The MSc Urban Design programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form.
The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces. Staff teaching on the programme offers varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understanding.
Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
- Fundamentals of urban design
- Place-making and urban design (studio)
- Architectural theory and criticism
- Urban design enquiry
- Sustainable urban planning strategies
- Theory and practice of urban regeneration
- Politics, society and participation
- Spatial analysis and evaluation
- Topics in architectural history
- Heritage, historic districts, and conservation.
Additional learning activity modules
Urban design plays an important role in the environmental, social and cultural factors that influence society and is crucial to building sustainable urban systems.
Graduates of this programme can expect to pursue careers as urban or regional planners in public and private sector companies, developing plans for the use of land, helping to create communities, accommodate population growth, and regenerate facilities in urban areas.
China's fast-paced development means that opportunities for graduates with urban design knowledge will be plentiful.
RMB 90,000 for the entire 18-month full-time programme.
University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.
An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in industrial design, engineering, architecture, urban planning and design, or another design-related discipline.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
- TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)
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Last updated January 27, 2018