For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).
You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.
Months of entry
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute
The largest and fastest-growing cities in the world are in low and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This new course explores the urban development and planning challenges faced by governments and people in these regions and provides you with the analytical and practical tools to address them.
The MA uses cutting-edge theories in both urban and development studies to engage with changes in the global south, including: the globalisation of production and consumption, rapid urbanisation, environmental change, and the spread
of new forms of governance.
Optional modules include a team-based student consultancy project for an external client in the field of international urban development. There’s also a field class in the global south.
The course is suitable for recent graduates and those with professional experience.
It’s excellent preparation for careers (or further research) in international development, urban governance, planning and environmental policy focused on the global south.
- Theorising the City in the Global South
- Urban Development in the Global South
- Ideas and Practice in International Development
- Research Methods
- Urban Design in the Global South
- International Field Class
Examples of optional modules
- International Urban Development Consultancy Project
- Sustainable Development: A Critical Perspective
- Managing Cities: The Seoul Case Study
- Public Participation
- Governance and Participation in the Global South
1 year full-time
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 6900