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Cardiff University MA Urban Design
Cardiff University

MA Urban Design

Cardiff, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

23 Sep 2024

GBP 27,200 / per year **


* first come, first served basis

** for overseas | for home: £12,200


Our MA Urban Design programme is jointly delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning. The goal of this programme is to enable practitioners and scholars to transform the field of urban design through critical thinking and creative practice.

Urban design is transdisciplinary, straddling professional fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and public policy, and also disciplines such as politics, economics, sociology and cultural studies. The programme fully embraces this transdisciplinarity through the theory, research training and design teaching it offers.

You will learn from academic staff from both schools who are highly accomplished and locally engaged in Cardiff, nationally in the UK, and internationally across the world. In the context of the design studios, you will also be able to benefit from the input and expertise of leading practitioners.

Studio teaching focuses on developing critically informed as well as creative and practical proposals for real sites, addressing important contemporary issues of design and urbanism.

Why Study this Course

Run in conjunction with the Welsh School of Architecture, this course enables students to learn by deploying design, theory, and development and design control practices, which inform urban design processes.

Professionally Recognised

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Design-Studio Teaching

Develop critically-informed, creative and practical proposals for real sites, addressing important contemporary design and urbanism issues.


Delivered by two Schools which are ranked among the top 50 in the world.


Learn from and engage with academic staff who are at the forefront of their fields alongside leading practitioners.


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