Entry requirements

Good first degree or equivalent professional qualifications/experience in any relevant field of architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, social science, law and humanities, management, mathematics, statistics or natural science

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc programme studies the relations between the physical and social organisation of cities and urban space. We see design as a mode of research and practice that shapes urban environments, responds to urban problems, and connects social, spatial and material forms in the city. This programme, launched in 1998, aims to promote a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals who engage with the city in a holistic manner and have a positive impact on the making of cities and the built environment. Graduates will be able to integrate their skills with the other professions involved in the design, development and implementation of urban projects both within the private and public sector.

Graduates from the programme find international career opportunities across a range of urban design, planning and development fields in the public, private and community sectors.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations65
Creative work35

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613