UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme examines development planning in the context of environmental concerns in urban areas of the global south. It challenges mainstream approaches to development, focusing instead upon transformative action for environmental justice.

Course Modules

Core modules: The political ecology of environmental change; environment and sustainable development in practice; urban environmental planning and management in development. options: adapting cities to climate change in the global south; disaster risk reduction in cities; gender in policy and planning; transforming local areas: urban design for development; housing policy, programme and project alternatives; the city and its relations; urban development policy, planning and management; socially sensitive development in practice; social development and poverty reduction (from theory to practice); managing the city economy.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; and a demonstrated interest in the subject matter of the course. Candidates who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work experience and an ability to engage academically with the subject matter of the course. Applicants who do not hold a recognised undergraduate degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior'level professional experience in planning or a related field.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,370  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
3 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip