UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme offers a critical approach to people'centred development, addressing the challenges for equitable citizenship in the context of social diversity and globalisation, particularly in urban contexts. Participants engage in a critical analysis of the theory and practice of social development alongside gaining the skills required to be a reflective social development practitioner.

Course Modules

Core modules: Social policy and citizenship; social diversity, inequality, and poverty; social development in practice. options: adapting cities to climate change in the global south; communication, technologies and social power; disaster risk reduction in cities; gender in policy and planning; housing policy, programme and project alternatives; management and planning for development; managing the city economy; NGOs and social transformation; urban agriculture; urban development policy, planning and management; urban environmental planning and management in development.

Course Additional Entry

The normal minimum qualifications are a good 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard and a demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the programme. Candidates who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they are able to demonstrate relevant work experience and an ability to engage academically with the subject matter of the degree. 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) £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
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time