London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The MSc City Design and Social Science focuses on the relations between the physical and social organisation of cities and urban environments. This innovative, interdisciplinary programme sets the complex challenges of city design and development in their social, economic, environmental and political contexts. It is unique as a studio-based master?s with a strong orientation to practice. The programme attracts students from different academic and professional backgrounds, reflecting the range of skills involved in urban policy, design and development today. You will leave the programme with a well-rounded set of research, analytical and practical skills for the design, development and implementation of urban projects across the public, private and community sectors, and the ability to work creatively and effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

Graduates from this programme find international career opportunities across the urban design, planning and development fields in the private, public and community sectors - as designers and planners, project managers and consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs. A vibrant alumni network offers guidance and support for current students and recent graduates.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-30. 2019-SEP-30.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,056 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,056 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,608 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £14,028 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £14,028 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £14,304 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have a Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent professional qualifications or experience in any relevant field of architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, social science, law and humanities, management, mathematics, statistics or natural science.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0).