Taught course

Urban Design

Institution
Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

BA Hons / BSc degree in a related design subject such as Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design for Future Living, with minimum Lower Second-Class (2:2).

Applications can be considered from students with a BA Hons / BSc degree in Geography, Planning, or equivalent economic or social science, will be considered through interview and portfolio.
Applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or substantial work experience will be considered individually on their merits through interview and portfolio.
Non-English speakers should have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.
As a minimum, applicants should have a portfolio demonstrating their critical thinking, technical abilities and creative process in a range of media.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This forward thinking, exploratory, design focused MA, is rooted in a deep connection between theory and practice. In completion, you will know how to critique, create and experiment with the design of high quality, trans-disciplinary urban places.

As ‘an umbrella’ field of study and profession, Urban Design lies at the critical junction of an ever-increasing urban population that continues to add pressure to global systems, with effects that connect through scale, from political strategies right down to an individual's every-day personal experience. Now is the time we must be innovative and joined-up in our thinking. Whether you have a background in architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, or other fields; Urban Design is an acknowledgement that we need to work together to face the current global challenges and develop integrated responses that open new opportunities for all of us.
Urban design lies at the critical junction of an ever-increasing urban population that continues to add pressure to global systems from political strategies to personal experience. Now is the time we must be innovative and joined-up in our thinking, to work together whatever the background, be it originally in architecture and design, planning, or other fields, which relates to global challenges and opportunities.
This design-focused Master's programme is rooted in a deep connection between the latest theories and practices. We blur and move beyond the traditional discipline boundaries of architecture, landscape architecture and planning, social and economic studies, responding to contemporary contexts and continuously striving to incorporate new ways of thinking.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,900 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Full-time with professional placement: 18 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595