Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. Planning, Architecture, Social Sciences, Geography, Health Studies, Civil Engineering) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Urban Health in Development MSc looks at the effects of urbanisation on both physical and mental health and considers the role of urban form, urban social interactions, productive processes and urban policies as causes of inequalities in health.

The programme provides the necessary skills to be involved in the field of urban health, focusing on: the effect of formal and informal urban processes in the Global South on health; the role of development planning in health; the interaction between urban-spatial elements and health; the evaluation and design of intervention strategies and practical experience.

The programme aspires to produce an interdisciplinary and critical perspective of the relationships between urban processes, health disparities and development planning. Learning activities will mirror common practices and activities. A field trip overseas to a location in the Global South provides a contemporary real-world perspective. By completing the programme you should expect to gain subject specific knowledge, academic and research skills which are practical and transferrable.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
      full time
      12 months
        flexible
        60 months

        Assessment

        The programme consists of reading, essay writing and individual and group project work, in the context of lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, and a field trip abroad. Student performance is assessed through coursework, unseen examinations and a final dissertation report.

        Course contact details

        Phone
        +44 (0)20 3370 1214