Taught course

Urban and Rural Design

Queen's University Belfast · School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Students who have successfully completed the BSc in Planning, Environmental and Development can apply to this programme.

This course is also suitable for students from other spatial and Arts and Humanities related disciplines such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Visual Arts, Geography, Housing and Real Estate, Anthropology/Sociology and others.

This course is designed for students who go on to work in the build environment professions and those involved in community development, regeneration, real estate development and certain fields in the public service provision, local government and the voluntary sector. In recent years, the course has been designed particularly with global employers in mind and is attended by many international students.

Months of entry


Course content

Students entering the programme should be aware that it is focused on the design of the built environment. It is therefore expected that students should have a very keen interest in contemporary urban and rural design issues. Students without a background in design will be required to attend a number of additional lectures/workshops in design principles.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Fees and funding

For tuition fee information see our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Urmi Sengupta
+44 (0)28 9097 4486