Taught course

Urban Design Postgraduate Certificate

Institution
University of Westminster · Planning and Transport
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate degree in one of the built environment disciplines, although graduates from other related fields, such as economics, environmental policy or public art will also be considered. Exceptionally, a graduate may be considered for entry from an unrelated field, particularly if they have experience in urban design practice. Overseas and European applicants must demonstrate that their education gained elsewhere is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. This course provides a practical preparation for professionals entering urban design practice. It gives you an opportunity to study urban design at postgraduate level, without the need to commit to the full MA programme. It also gives practitioners in the urban environment the necessary basic skills in urban design to enable government to deliver its vision of an 'urban renaissance'.

The course recognises that busy planners, landscape architects, architects, highway engineers and surveyors might not have the time or resources to commit to a part-time Masters course. Attendance has therefore been tailored to fit the demands of active professionals without compromising the course's educational objectives. On completion many students opt to transfer credit and join the MA/Diploma course.

Course content
You will learn the core skills and techniques of urban design. The course then finishes with the summer school.

Information for international students

Overseas and European applicants must demonstrate that their education gained elsewhere is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. . Applicants may be required to provide test evidence of proficiency (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7911 5000
Fax
+44 (0)20 7911 5788