University of East London

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at working professionals, but is equally a means for practitioners seeking new employment pathways or re'entry to the job market, to improve their skills base in critical thinking and writing ' both vital to successful practice. The compact attendance commitment and flexibility of tutorial engagement within the Production of Place module is specifically aimed at working professionals and as such fits within their practice, providing a blended learning part time module. The programme will offer a critical perspective on the development of cities, challenging conventional orthodoxies with regard to growth and critiquing concepts such as regeneration and sustainability. The area of study will focus on London’s Docklands from the 1980s through to the developments associated with the London 2012 Olympics. It will contrast the roll'out of neo'liberal policies with the impact on social justice and offer lessons for cities around the UK and internationally.

Course Modules

Modules include: critical writing; critical studies: the production of place; thesis.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £7,080 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £12,480 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes £1,180 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2:2 Honours,
  • In considering applicants we will look for evidence of a candidate’s ability and background knowledge in relation to the proposed field of study. On receipt of your application you will be assessed for suitability for entry to the programme and if acceptable will be sent a list of research projects to select from. You will be required to submit a short written justification for your project selection. All applicants will be interviewed prior to confirming an offer of a place on the programme.