Taught course

Global Urban Development and Planning

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from an approved university, and would ideally have some work or placement experience. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Months of entry


Course content

Launched in September 2009, this new Masters programme offered by the Global Urban Research Centre (GURC) aims to provide students with an understanding of cutting edge conceptual and operational debates in global urban development theory and practice, and to equip them with specialist skills to identify sustainable urban development planning solutions in specific contexts.

Directed by Caroline Moser and Alfredo Stein, the course brings together a team which draws on expertise from GURC staff, as well as from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and the Planning, Geography and Architecture disciplines of the School of Environment and Development (SED).

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University website for funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44(0)161 275 0336