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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

About this program

Urban and Regional Development (Taught)

Our MSc Urban and Regional Development programme (accredited by RICS and partially accredited by the RTPI) is designed for those who want to understand more about urban and regional economic development theory and practice.

The economic development of cities and regions is becoming increasingly important in a global economy characterised by rapid technological change, transforming economies and globalisation. This programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to meet the challenge of developing competitive, smart, sustainable and inclusive economies.

Our focus is on enabling you to develop your knowledge and understanding about the nature and source of this economic change and recognise its uneven impact on different social groups, communities and countries. Drawing on topical theoretical debates about uneven spatial development and the challenges this presents at particular spatial scales, this programme will provide you with the key skills – data analysis, research and problem-solving – required to shape local and regional development through policy and practice innovation.

We also focus on network and consensus building by looking at structures and frameworks for engaging and working across different industries, sectors and organisations – including public, private, third sector and social enterprises.

You’ll gain the critical skills and robust policy understanding to address the practical challenge of designing strategies which will help cities and regions to become more innovative and resilient places in which to live and work.

Admission requirements

Typically, you will need to have either:

  • a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as planning, geography, architecture, urban design, environmental design/science, art and design, engineering, or an equivalent international degree
  • a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
  • or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference. The reference must be provided by your employer to evidence that you currently work in an area relevant to the programme. This should be signed, dated and less than six months old at the time you submit your application.

English Language requirements:

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

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


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Urban and Regional Development (Taught) (Full time)

Year one

  • Urban and Regional Development in Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Urban and Regional Economies
  • Governing Urban and Regional Dynamics
  • Dissertation

Urban and Regional Development (Taught) (Part time)

Year one

  • Urban and Regional Development in Practice
  • Urban and Regional Economies

Year two

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods
  • Governing Urban and Regional Dynamics

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

Full-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£9,450
  • International students:£20,700

Part-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£4,725
  • International students:£10,350

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

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 paths

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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