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Eco-Cities (Taught)

Cardiff University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
16 November 2021
19,450 GBP

Program description

Eco-Cities (Taught)

The MSc Eco Cities course addresses how cities can be planned and built to promote low carbon lifestyles. You will explore how ecological development can mitigate climate change and promote more sustainable ways of living. 

The course addresses the serious and complex questions of how cities can be planned and managed in a more resource efficient way. These include:

  • What is a low carbon and ecological (sustainable) city?
  • How can city and regional planning effectively guide sustainable development?
  • Can cities be planned and built to promote low carbon lifestyles and foster ecological development that can mitigate climate change?
  • How can urban areas adapt to climate change?

You will gain a critical understanding of the forms of development that badge themselves as sustainable or low carbon and will develop the skills to take forward innovative environmentally friendly urban developments that are sensitive to the needs of sustainable spaces

Program content

  • Dissertation
  • Debates in Eco-City Planning and Development
  • Governance of the Eco-City Development Process
  • Live Project for Eco-City Development
  • Research Methods
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy and Climate Change
  • Planning for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Transport Policies
  • Renewable Energy Development and Planning
  • Principles and Practices of Environmental Governance

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK and EU Students is £8,700.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £19,450

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


What skills will I practise and develop?

  • Analysis of policy problem
  • Critical thinking
  • Data analysis
  • Evaluation of alternatives
  • Recognition of issues of scale, geography and/or culture
  • Processing data
  • Data analysis techniques of software
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Group working
  • Application of low carbon development models.

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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...

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