Taught course

Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field, such as urban planning and design, architecture, geography, economics, management, environmental science, social and public policy. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in other fields will be assessed on a case by case basis.

An English version portfolio is required, which should have an introductory table of content in which all projects are listed, with their title, their date, the context in which they were developed and the specific contribution of the candidate to the project. The portfolio should be saved in a PDF(max 10MB).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context.

You will learn to consider the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. Taught with an interdisciplinary approach to the development of urban form, the programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds - it is relevant to anyone interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces.

Our international teaching staff bring with them the best learning methods from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, offering you the chance to learn in a supportive, integrated learning environment.

Note: For students from this programme who need degree verifications from the Ministry of Education of China, the degree verification only indicates the degree title “Urban Planning ", without the specialisation in brackets.


  • Study in the Suzhou-Shanghai region, one of the most exciting environments to learn about and experiment with urban design in the 21st century
  • Gain a multidisciplinary perspective with modules taught by both the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban Planning and Design
  • Learn in an international environment from staff with strong academic backgrounds and industry experience
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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