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Urban and Regional Development (Taught)

Cardiff University
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English

Program description

Urban and Regional Development (Taught)

The MSc Urban and Regional Development course is designed for those who want to understand more about spatial development theory and practice and help meet the policy challenge.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to understand socio-economic change in towns, cities, regions and city-regions; issues that are of increasing significance globally. There is a focus on developing knowledge of the key theoretical tools to understand the nature and source of this socio-economic change and its uneven impact on different social groups and different places around the world.

Drawing on leading-edge theoretical debates about uneven spatial development, you will develop the key skills required to shape local and regional development in the worlds of policy and practice. These skills include data analysis and research skills, problem-solving skills through project-based teamwork, and skills in engaging and working across different sectors and organisations, including public, private and third sector organisations. The course also enables you to focus in more depth on understanding the specific challenges of uneven development at particular spatial scales - from the broader regional and city-regional scale to the more localised community and neighbourhood scale.

The course also addresses the public policy agenda to enable you to understand, research and apply your knowledge and skills to the practical challenge of designing strategies to help cities and regions to become more innovative and resilient places in which to live and work.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a 2:2 degree in an appropriate subject.

This MSc is suitable for graduates in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Urban Design, Environmental Design/Science, Art and Design, Engineering or other relevant disciplines (e.g. Economics, Management, Politics and Sociology), or mid-career professionals working in Planning, Development or similar fields. The course is appropriate for both international students and UK students interested in urban and regional development.

A minimum standard in English language of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent will be required for students whose first language is not English. The UK Border Agency requires minimum sub-scores of IELTS 5.5 across the four competencies of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Full-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £8,700
  • Students from outside the EU: £19,450

Part-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £4,350
  • Students from outside the EU: £9,725

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills – discipline-specific as well as more generic employability skills.

As a student on this program you will:

  • Develop a critical theoretical understanding about processes of socio-economic change in comparative perspective – in towns, cities, regions and city-regions across the world
  • Develop sound data analysis and research skills, in particular in the analysis of uneven development at the regional and more localised community scales
  • Gain practical skills in devising urban and regional development strategies
  • Be able to critically reflect on and engage with the practical and policy challenges of addressing uneven development between places
  • Develop an understanding of the social, economic, political and spatial frameworks which shape urban and regional development policy and practice
  • Develop competence in policy analysis in different institutional settings and spatial scales
  • Hone personal and communication skills in self-management, team-building, analysis, decision-making, report writing and presentation
  • Develop specialist skills and knowledge to an advanced level in particular areas
  • Appreciate and evaluate the interactions between theory, policy and practice and critical self-awareness of your own professional practice.

Career opportunities

The course offers the knowledge and expertise to enable you to work within a large number of urban and regional development-related careers. These can range from research, policy development and implementation, planning roles within the public and private sectors to agencies and businesses involved in new and re-development projects.

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Cardiff University

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