UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme explores how economic solutions can contribute to urban sustainability and wellbeing, bringing economic analysis to city planning and management, and aims to nurture future professionals who are equipped to manage cities.

Course Modules

Core modules: Cost'benefit analysis: theory and practice; managing the city economy; practice in urban economic development; either an introduction to public economics and public policy or urbanisation and development. options: transforming local areas: urban design for development; housing policy, programme and project alternatives; disaster risk reduction in cities; the city and its relations; urban development policy, planning and management; gender in policy and planning; socially sensitive development in practice; social development and poverty reduction; urban environmental planning and management in development; urban agriculture; adapting cities to climate change in the global south; management and planning for development.

Course Additional Entry

The normal minimum qualification is an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A 2nd acceptable qualification is a degree of lower 2nd Class Honours standard, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in a subject appropriate to the programme, plus excellent work experience.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,740  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,840  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip