UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course engages with a great challenge facing urban professionals, the decay of cities and their planned renaissance. It will equip you with the ability to critically analyse complex urban issues, the boldness to address those issues in a creative, strategic manner and the confidence to propose appropriate implementation plans.

Course Modules

Core Modules: Urban problems and problematics; development projects; preparing regeneration projects; implementing regeneration projects; critical debates in urban regeneration; urban design (place making); support course (planning research). Options: Cities and the environment; housing; modules on the global south from the development planning unit (DPU); sustainable urban development; the representation of cities and other modules from the urban lab; transport policy and planning; urban design; urban economics and politics. Students taking RTPI accreditation must take the following: Planning practice; Plus either comparative planning systems and cultures or spatial planning (concepts and context).

Course Additional Entry

Preferably an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or higher) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of equivalent standing is required. There is no particular subject requirement as the Master's provides an 'initial' planning and urban regeneration education for graduates with cognate or non'cognate degrees. Where candidates fail to meet the standard requirement (i.e. they hold a degree of a lower classification), the department will take into account professional experience when deciding whether to admit. Applicants who do not hold an upper 2nd Class 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) £22,380  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,200  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip
2 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip