Taught course

Urban Design

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Department of Architecture and 3D Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval.
  • You will be required to submit a digital version of a portfolio of design or graphic work together with your application. The portfolio must contain between 5 and 10 A4 pages of work, and include design, sketches and other kinds of graphic work. Preference should be given to work that is relevant to the discipline of urban design. The portfolio should provide evidence of your individual contribution (rather than team work), including critical observation and other analytical skills, as well as the capability to represent your ideas through a design based activity. A sample piece of written work (1 page) should also be included.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to effectively intervene in the urban design process.

In an age of globalisation, where cities are rapidly transforming, that give rise to urban sprawl and the re-use of existing infill sites, there is an urgent need to develop expertise in urban design in order to adequately address these fast-changing conditions.

At the same time, there is growing recognition of the challenges facing regional locations, in particular how relationships between urban and rural territories need to become more effectively managed through adequate infrastructure and a clearer vision of measured and sustainable growth that will benefit future generations. Environmental, social and economic changes are imposing significant pressures on the sustainability of urban settlements, with consequential and long-term impacts on the quality of life.

Features include:


• The location of the University within the Yorkshire region gives students an opportunity to engage directly with a changing local and regional context, particularly in the areas of post-industrial transformations, creatively led regeneration processes and urban-rural developments.


• Excellent international networks and joint activities with other institutions/research centres across the globe, including: the University of Seville in Spain, Tongji University of Shanghai in China, the University of Padova and Pavia in Italy)


• Projects with industry and community stakeholders (e.g. Kirklees Council)


• Seminars by leading practitioners, researchers and visiting professors from a number of highly-ranked universities

Fees and funding

In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.

In 2018/19 the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £540 per 15 credit module and £1,080 per 30 credit module.

To confirm how many credits you will take please contact the course team.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Architecture and 3D Design (T126/T128PT)
Email
architectureand3d@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1484 472281