Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Urban Design

University for the Creative Arts · Architecture and Interiors

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline; and/or
  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

Entry requirements for international students can be found on the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

Deepen your knowledge and research skills of urban design while seeking to solve complex challenges the industry faces, on UCA's new postgraduate Urban Design degree.

Taught at the Canterbury School of Architecture and Design, this course, within its stimulating, creative and supportive environment, will help you develop your own approach to urban design, which you'll do through research-led practice and experimental design.

Specialist areas you might choose to focus on in your projects could include climatic design, urban revitalisation and renewal, advanced retrofit, localism, transport infrastructures, urban or rural landscapes, or specialist urban analysis. You can work with interesting heritage and sustainability questions, engaging with both contemporary technology and traditional crafts, as well as exploring both digital and ‘real’ space.

You will have access to advanced forms of fabrication and testing, the latest scanning and VR technology, and a suite of traditional craft based workshops, all of which will allow you to bring your design proposals to life, and help launch you to potential higher level urban design and planning careers.

Information for international students

UCA has a global student community and welcomes creatives from around the world.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on fees and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01252 892 883