MASTERSTUDIES

12 Master of Science Programs in Urban Design

A Master of Science (MSc) in Urban Design is a post-graduate or post-professional degree that focuses on the design of urban areas. Students entering this field will focus on the design and shaping of cities, towns, and even villages.

What is an MSc in Urban Design?  This degree is often offered through a university’s architecture department because the two areas are closely related. The study of architecture focuses on the design of individual buildings. In contrast, urban design has a much broader scope. Urban design is an interdisciplinary field that pulls from several subjects including architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. Degree programs vary from school to school and a curriculum may include courses on a range of topics. Students may study subjects such as physical geography, real estate development, urban economics, political economy, and social theory.

There are many benefits of obtaining an MSc in Urban Design. Graduates work in a variety of settings, from private design firms to municipalities and other government entities. Because the field overlaps with several other disciplines, graduates can work in a broad range of jobs. This flexibility makes it easier to shape one’s career to meet employer needs and stay in line with one’s personal interests.

The cost of getting an MSc in Urban Design varies greatly from country to country and from school to school. Many university programs take one to two years to complete.

Graduates that obtain an MSc in Urban Design can look forward to a rewarding and varied career. They may work on the designs for groups of buildings, streets and other public spaces, neighborhoods, districts, and cities as a whole. There is a broad demand for professionals in this career, from local towns to worldwide urban centers. For this reason, there are many employment opportunities working for a variety of employers in many different locations and settings.

In order to apply for an MSc in Urban Design, prospective students can submit an online application to a variety of degree programs. To find the right program for you, start by researching programs on our website.  Applying online is convenient because it can be done from anywhere, at any time of day. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

12 Results in Urban Design Filter

Master in Urbanism

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
MSc
Sep 2020
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Part-time
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48 months
English
Campus

The urban designer's core competence is the ability to design spatial conditions facilitating diverse and dynamic urban programs and urban conditions with respect for the soci ...

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MSc Urban Planning (Specialisation in Urban Design)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
MSc
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Part-time
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18 months
English
Campus

The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context.

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Master of Science in the Design of Cities

SCI-Arc
MSc
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Full-time
English
Campus

Students in the Master of Science in the Design of Cities one-year program investigate the full depth and drama of contemporary urban phenomena and commit to designing innovat ...

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MSc in City Planning and Design

QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)
MSc
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Full-time
English
Campus

In practice, there is a common tension between those developing and interpreting planning policy on the one hand, and the designers of cities on the other. This programme brin ...

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Master in Urbanism Studies

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
MSc
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Full-time
English
Campus

This one-year master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned w ...

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MSc in Architecture and Urban Design

Politecnico di Milano
MSc
Oct 2020
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Full-time
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2 years
English
Campus

The program develops theoretical, humanistic, artistic and design competencies based on the Italian tradition, facing different housing cultures, the new forms, and spaces of ...

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Master in City and Technology

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC
MSc
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9&nbsp;-&nbsp;18 months
English
Campus

The Master in City & Technology (MaCT) is a unique programme which is orientated towards training change makers that city administrations, governments, industries, and com ...

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MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design

University of Bath
MSc
21 Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

Develop the skills to become an environmental design specialist and create buildings that combine sustainability with comfortable living. Our course brings together architectu ...

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Design and Urban Ecologies (MS)

The New School
MSc
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2 years
English
Campus

The 60-credit Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies program radically reframes the study of urban environments and design approaches to cities. By combining urban pl ...

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MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Urban Design

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
MSc
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Part-time
English
Campus

This course is designed for practitioners and students to enhance their understanding of the city as a complex and dynamic system. While your focus will be on physical plannin ...

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Master in Advanced Architectural Design

Izmir University of Economics
MSc
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Full-time
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2 years
English
Campus

Urban built environment is transforming on a local and global scale due to the advances in information and building technologies. The impact of this transformation on everyday ...

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MSc in Architectural Design and History

Politecnico di Milano
MSc
Oct 2020
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Full-time
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2 years
English
Campus

The environment we live in nowadays is very complex and the architect is forced to work on the existing heritage paying particular attention to its sustainability and consider ...

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