A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline, such as architecture, design, fine art, planning or graphic design. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience. If you have a non-traditional background you could be offered a place on the PGDip. On achieving the required grades you could then transfer to the full MA.
Months of entry
Our Urban Design MA, PGDip is aimed at built environment professionals who want to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of urban design. It equips you to contribute towards an improvement in the quality of the built environment.
The course is structured around three main design projects. Each explores key contemporary issues in urban design:
- urban regeneration
- public space and engagement
These projects are underpinned by theoretical and practical lectures, seminars and workshops. The course is primarily studio based and there is an emphasis on independent learning. You are encouraged to cultivate a studio atmosphere within your year group where you will benefit from each other's diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
Building on the strengths of the multidisciplinarity of its cohort, the course complements existing skills and experience in built environment related disciplines with new skills in understanding and designing in physical, social and economic contexts.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 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 our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Nicola Rutherford, Postgraduate Taught Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
- +44 (0) 191 208 6509