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Urban Design (Taught)

Cardiff University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
22,450 GBP
Start dates
Cardiff
22,450 GBP
28 September 2020

Cardiff
22,450 GBP
27 September 2021

Program description

Urban Design (Taught)

Our MA Urban Design program is jointly delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning. The goal of this program is to enable practitioners and scholars to transform the field of urban design through critical thinking and creative practice.

Urban design is transdisciplinary, straddling professional fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and public policy, and also disciplines such as politics, economics, sociology and cultural studies. The program fully embraces this transdisciplinarity through the theory, research training and design teaching it offers.

You will learn from academic staff from both schools who are highly accomplished and locally engaged in Cardiff, nationally in the UK, and internationally across the world. In the context of the design studios, you will also be able to benefit from the input and expertise of leading practitioners.

Studio teaching focuses on developing critically informed as well as creative and practical proposals for real sites, addressing important contemporary issues of design and urbanism.

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

Academic Criteria: Applicants will normally hold a minimum 2:2 degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent, in Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning (including city or town and country planning), urban design (undergraduate), property development, environmental design, interior design, graphic design, theatre design and civil engineering, as well as subjects such as geography, sociology, political science and history, agronomy– especially those with an urban focus. However, for applicants that hold a 2:1 degree and above (or equivalent), other subjects will also be considered.

English Language Requirements: For students whose first language is not English, a minimum standard in English language of either IELTS total score 6.5 (no sub-score may be below 5.5) or the equivalent.

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


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Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for UK and EU students: £9,950
  • Tuition fees for Students from outside the EU: £22,450

Scholarships & funding

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

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You can expect to deepen your knowledge and understanding of urban economics and politics, and the role of an urban designer, as well as develop the range of relevant skills to begin or further a career in urban design.

These skills are in the areas of: built environment design at a number of scales, graphic communication, urban research, policy research and development, property valuation and community consultation.

Generic skills include those in the areas of:

  • Effective team working
  • Negotiation
  • Time management

Graduates from this program will acquire a wide range of skills, described in each of the module descriptors.

Continuing studies

Graduates can continue to higher research degrees.

Career opportunities

Graduates move onto careers as urban designers, or in urban design related work. Most of these careers are to be found within the wider areas of architecture, urban planning, property or public policy. These may be within the public, private or voluntary sectors.

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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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