Taught course

Urban Design

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Qualifications
MAPGDip

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Entry requirements

This Urban Design master's prepares you to contribute towards an improvement in the quality of the built environment.

We've structured the course around three main urban projects. Each explores key contemporary issues in urban design:

  • urban regeneration
  • housing
  • public space and engagement.

Theoretical and practical lectures, seminars and workshops underpin these projects. The course is primarily studio based. There is an emphasis on independent learning. You're encouraged to cultivate a studio atmosphere within your year group. You'll learn from each other's diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

The Urban Design master's builds on the strengths of the multidisciplinarity of its cohort. It complements existing skills and experience in built environment-related disciplines. You'll develop new skills in understanding and designing in physical, social and economic contexts.

Newcastle University graduates

Do you hold an Architecture and Urban Planning BA Honours (K190) degree?

  • 2:1 or above - you don't need to submit a portfolio, we will automatically offer you a place when you apply
  • 2:2 - submit your application and portfolio and we will consider you for an interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Urban Design master's prepares you to contribute towards an improvement in the quality of the built environment.

We've structured the course around three main urban projects. Each explores key contemporary issues in urban design:

  • urban regeneration
  • housing
  • public space and engagement.

Theoretical and practical lectures, seminars and workshops underpin these projects. The course is primarily studio based. There is an emphasis on independent learning. You're encouraged to cultivate a studio atmosphere within your year group. You'll learn from each other's diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

The Urban Design master's builds on the strengths of the multidisciplinarity of its cohort. It complements existing skills and experience in built environment-related disciplines. You'll develop new skills in understanding and designing in physical, social and economic contexts.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Nicola Rutherford, Postgraduate Taught Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Email
nicola.rutherford@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6509