Taught course

Urban Design

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject, such as

  • architecture
  • landscape architecture
  • design
  • environmental design
  • fine art
  • geography
  • property development.

We will also consider your application if you have a degree in a different subject, 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.

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

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
  • housing
  • 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.

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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 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