Description

Smart urban futures is a unique and innovative new MA programme that will equip you to address design challenges at the boundaries between smart technologies and urban design and planning. You will gain skills in IoT, smart technologies, open data, 3D fabrication, augmented reality and virtual reality complimented by core teaching in urban design, planning and placemaking.

Through a design lab approach, you will develop digital prototyping and place-making projects that respond to the opportunities and needs of digital living, transport, health, mobility, governance and sustainability in a holistic approach to smart urban futures.

This programme offers you the option to start your studies in either September or January.

Key features

  • Study a unique MA in the emerging field of smart urban futures.
  • Develop a digital and spatial skill set that synthesises digital and smart programming and urban design and planning skills.
  • Learn to address real urban challenges through a design lab approach.
  • Undertake co-design working within multidisciplinary teams with external partners.
  • Engage with an MA that delivers innovation through a socially responsible approach.
  • Benefit from a programme embedded within research excellence of smart cities and digital art and technology with internationally recognised academics.
  • Access state-of-the-art equipment including immersive visualisation and fabrication lab.
  • Career development and employability are integral to the course through partnerships with industry and public sector partners.

Study Details:

MA: 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Design Studio 1 (30 credits)
  • DAT Urban Dataplay (30 credits)

Semester 2

  • Design Studio 2 (30 credits)
  • Futures Entrepreneurship (30 credits)

Semester 3

  • Research project (60 credits)

Core modules

  • Invisible Architecture (DAT701)
  • Design Lab I (SURF701)
  • Design Lab P (SURF703)
  • Futures Entrepreneurship (SURF704)
  • Research Project/Dissertation (SURF705)

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

Student Destinations

Your masters could lead to a career in a startup or as a consultant working in city data, urban design, city planning or many other roles in the industry. Your transferable creative and technology skills could also lead to employment as a designer, consultant or employee in other creative and tech industries.

Career development, entrepreneurship and employability are integral to the course through partnerships with industry and public sector partners.

Fees

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with the field. But we will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students.

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