47 Masters Programs in Urban Design 2020

Urban design is a practice intended to help shape cities and towns while establishing and implementing plans to allow for future growth. Common areas of study for students of urban design include architectural design, urban planning, highway engineering and landscape design.

Masters Program in Urban Design

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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
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
March 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Boston, USA

The Preservation Studies Program trains students for productive careers working in historic preservation and the stewardship of cultural resources and heritage. Boston and New ... +

The Preservation Studies Program trains students for productive careers working in historic preservation and the stewardship of cultural resources and heritage. Boston and New England have historically stood out as leaders of the national historic preservation movement. Drawing upon the traditions of its vibrant preservation locality, Boston University itself has a long history of inventively recycling historic buildings to house its students and faculty; the University was founded in 1869 in two adaptively reused Beacon Hill townhouses adjacent to the Boston Athenaeum and Charles Bulfinch’s Massachusetts State Capitol. In 1883 Boston University moved its College of Liberal Studies into an adaptively reused Baptist Church on Somerset Street. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
January 2020
Campus
 
DOBA Business School
Maribor, Slovenia

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable dev ... +

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable development and quality of life. A smart city is a city that is based on the needs of its citizens and that uses advanced technologies to promote competitiveness, sustainable development and a better quality of life. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English, Serbian
October 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou, China

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. It consi ... +

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. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

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 ... +

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 social, ecological and economic values of the site and society. -
MSc
Part-time
48 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom

Urban design brings together professionals from a range of backgrounds who share a passion for improving the design of our urban environments.

Urban design brings together professionals from a range of backgrounds who share a passion for improving the design of our urban environments. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom

We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment.

We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment. -
Master
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
University of Miami: School of Architecture
Miami, USA

The Master in Urban Design is a three (optional four) semester program, 36 credits, that provides students with a design experience investigating the guiding principles for bu ... +

The Master in Urban Design is a three (optional four) semester program, 36 credits, that provides students with a design experience investigating the guiding principles for building regions, cities, and communities. Guided by the imperatives of sustainability and resilience, the program conceptualizes cities as an extension of the ecological transect across the natural to human habitat, providing students with a range of experiences from rural to urban. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
August 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
The New School

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 ... +

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 planning, policy, urban design, activism, and community practice, students gain the skills and expertise needed to address contemporary urban challenges. In line with The New School’s historic commitment to environmental and social justice, students design and implement strategic projects to bring about transformative change in urban environments on a global scale. -
MSc
2 years
English
Campus
 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design.

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. -
Master
Full-time
18 months
English
31 Aug 2020
24 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Weimar, Germany

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes...

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes... -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
October 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

The aim of the Vehicle Design programme at the RCA is to educate future generations of vehicle designers and make them aware of the changing social, cultural, commercial and t ... +

The aim of the Vehicle Design programme at the RCA is to educate future generations of vehicle designers and make them aware of the changing social, cultural, commercial and technical context of mobility. -
MA
Full-time
15 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

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

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)
Belfast, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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 brings these groups together to engage in project-based learning. You will develop planning research, urban analysis and design skills before deciding whether to complete an urban design thesis or dissertation. Both of these options can be completed as work-based studies with opportunities for summer placements. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Estonian Academy of Arts
Tallinn, Estonia

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography, and ... +

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography, and related disciplines. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
Campus