Taught course

Smart Urban Futures

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with the field. But we will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience.

Applicants will be required to submit an outline of their experience together with a 500 word contextualisation statement. (If required, applicants may also be asked to attend an interview either in person or through a remote link up if international students).

The University also has substantial experience in supporting mature students and welcomes applicants in this category. Applicants with APL will be considered on an individual basis according to the University Regulations Framework. Students interested in transferring postgraduate credits will be considered on merit and current University regulations regarding transfer of credits from other institutions will apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Smart urban futures is a unique and innovative new MA programme that will equip you to address design challenges at the boundaries between smart technologies and urban design and planning. You will gain skills in IoT, smart technologies, open data, 3D fabrication, augmented reality and virtual reality complimented by core teaching in urban design, planning and placemaking.

Through a design lab approach, you will develop digital prototyping and place-making projects that respond to the opportunities and needs of digital living, transport, health, mobility, governance and sustainability in a holistic approach to smart urban futures.

Key features:

  • Study a unique MA in the emerging field of smart urban futures.
  • Develop a digital and spatial skill set that synthesises digital and smart programming and urban design and planning skills.
  • Learn to address real urban challenges through a design lab approach.
  • Undertake co-design working within multidisciplinary teams with external partners.
  • Engage with an MA that delivers innovation through a socially responsible approach.
  • Benefit from a programme embedded within research excellence of smart cities and digital art and technology with internationally recognised academics.
  • Access state-of-the-art equipment including immersive visualisation and fabrication lab.
  • Career development and employability are integral to the course through partnerships with industry and public sector partners.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students. English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    12+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk