Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. This course provides a practical preparation for professionals entering urban design practice. It gives you an opportunity to study urban design at postgraduate level, without the need to commit to the full MA programme. It also gives practitioners in the urban environment the necessary basic skills in urban design to enable government to deliver its vision of an 'urban renaissance'. The course recognises that busy planners, landscape architects, architects, highway engineers and surveyors might not have the time or resources to commit to a part'time Master's course. Attendance has therefore been tailored to fit the demands of active professionals without compromising the course's educational objectives. On completion many students opt to transfer credit and join the MA/Diploma course. You will learn the core skills and techniques of urban design. The course then finishes with the summer school.
Course Additional Entry
You will normally have an undergraduate degree in one of the built environment disciplines, although graduates from other related fields, such as economics, environmental policy or public art will also be considered. Exceptionally, a graduate may be considered for entry from an unrelated field, particularly if they have experience in urban design practice. Overseas and European applicants must demonstrate that their education gained elsewhere is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. If your 1st language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.
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