Taught course

Global Sustainable Cities

University of Strathclyde · Department of Economics

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Entry requirements

An upper-second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject is required. Relevant subjects include:

  • engineering
  • business studies
  • environmental studies
  • architecture
  • urban design
  • economics
  • geography
  • sociology
  • politics
  • public policy
  • international studies

Other subjects may also be considered.

Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues.

The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies.

Over half the world’s population now live in cities. Achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing issue. You’ll develop a full understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to:

  • re-design city systems
  • raise finance
  • gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects

You’ll demonstrate your knowledge through high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation. The course offers flexibility to pursue your individual interests and diversify your skills.

This course has been reviewed by a range of key employers. They’ve expressed strong interest in being involved in this course and provide project placements and job interviews to graduates from the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Strathclyde Business School
+44 (0)141 548 4326