Taught course

Sustainable Cities

Institution
King's College London · Department of Geography
Qualifications
MScMA

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Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Sustainable Cities MSc provides an advanced understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities, with a specific focus on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments. The programme combines pure and applied research methods from human and physical geography, giving you an advanced level understanding of contemporary debates about Sustainable Cities. In this programme, we aim to:

  • Develop your critical understanding of the interrelationships between urbanization and human lifestyles, politics, economy, ecology and environment.
  • Enhance your critical understanding of human impacts on physical processes in cities, and the implications for habitation and liveability.
  • Increase your ability to evaluate advanced scholarship relating to policies that promote urban sustainability.
  • Promote initiative and develop your independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level.
  • Help you to develop relevant transferable skills which are embedded in our learning and assessment schemes.
  • Develop your practical skills in data handling, interpretation and use, and develop skills in connecting physical dynamics to social, political and management processes.
  • Identify the challenges of managing cities in an integrated and sustainable manner.
  • Enable you to deploy scientific, social and economic theory within a sustainability framework which takes into account the need to address the needs of society, the economy and the protection of environmental resources.

Fees and funding

Scholarships

  • We have a scholarship available for students in their final year of certain relevant undergraduate courses within the School of Global Affairs.
  • We also have the King's China Scholarship Council scholarship as well as UK Research Council studentships.
  • Find out more about our scholarships here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Admissions
Email
sspp-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk