Taught course

Urban Design

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree or above in a subject that is cognate within the built environment fields. Examples include Town Planning, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Landscape Design, Urban Studies, Geography and Building Surveying. Part-time students will benefit from being in relevant employment. Full-time students will benefit from recent experience in a relevant field of study or work. Those with the required degree classification in a non-cognate subject will be requested to undertake some exercises on a free online skills training resource & follow some guided reading prior to the start of the course. •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Core modules - Site Studies and Urban Design, Sustainability and Environmental Management, Sustainable Place Shaping, Project Management Systems, Urbanism and Culture, Urban Design Strategies, Sustainable Energy, Research Design and Methods, and Major Project / Dissertation for MSc Built Environment.

Months of entry


Course content

From architecture and planning to economics and law, we’ll give you a broad understanding of the processes and practices involved in urban design. We’ll encourage you to develop your own unique approach to create the spaces in which we live, work and relax.

The urban design discipline lies somewhere between planning and architecture. It’s concerned with conceiving and combining buildings, amenities and open spaces in ways that are logical, useful and give a sense of place.
Many disciplines and issues are involved, from the technical to environmental, societal to economic. Our course will give you the education and training you need to practice urban design and develop your own distinct vision.
Through a series of modules you’ll explore the profession’s key challenges, while developing your technical, commercial and management skills. There’s particular reference to the six ‘RCE’ Eastern England cities and the design challenges they present.
Our course meets the educational requirements of the Urban Design Group and Urban Design Alliance.
You could have a successful career in urban design and conservation, architecture, landscape design, surveying, highway engineering, transport planning, town centre management, planning policy, regeneration and development management. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from International students, Please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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UK/EU Students

International Students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
28 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868