Description

As the only programme to explicitly address the topic of sustainable cities, our Sustainable Cities MA/MSc is unique in the UK. It is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments. We also offer the opportunity to gain practical experience through an internship.

Key benefits

  • Unique in the UK as the only MA/MSc to address sustainable cities explicitly.
  • Programme is interdisciplinary.
  • Internships are available.

Study Details:

MA/MSc One year FT, two years PT

Module Details:

Required Modules

Core module (both pathways) (60 credits):

  • 7SSG5142 Dissertation in Sustainable Cities (60 credits) (must Take and Pass)

Compulsory modules (Combined Sciences Pathway, leading to an MSc) (80 credits):

  • EITHER 7SSG5002 Practising Social Research OR 7SSG5110 Methods for Environmental Research (both modules 20 credits)
  • EITHER 7SSG5146 Understanding and Managing Urban Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems OR 7SSG5150 Advanced Quantitative and Spatial Methods in Human Geography (both modules 20 credits)
  • 7SSG5179 Understanding the Sustainable City (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5180 Governing the Sustainable City (20 credits)

Compulsory modules (Social Science Pathway, leading to an MA) (60 credits):

  • 7SSG5002 Practising Social Research (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5179 Understanding the Sustainable City (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5180 Governing the Sustainable City (20 credits)
  • Dissertation
  • Methods For Environmental Research
  • Practising Social Research
  • Understanding And Managing Urban Aquatic And Terrestrial Systems
Optional Modules

Optional modules (Combined Sciences Pathway: 40–70 credits):

  • Any Level 7 (Masters) modules offered in the Geography Department.
  • Up to 20 credits of Level 7 modules from any KCL Departments or Institutes outside of Geography.

Optional modules (Social Science Pathway: 60-90 credits):

List of Prescribed Optional Modules Specific to the SOCIAL SCIENCE MA pathway:

  • 7SSG5051 Social Change in Global Cities (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5061 Conceptualising Cities (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5064 Urban Studies Internship (20 credits) OR 7SSG5070 Environmental Internship (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5073 Environmental Actors and Politics (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5100 Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Livelihoods and Patterns of Growth (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5115 Gentrification and Urban Regeneration (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5147 Globalisation and the Environment (40 credits)
  • 7SSG5148 Consumption, Globalisation and Sustainability (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5152 Health, Lifestyles and Cities (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5165 Environmental Science and Policymaking (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5208 Understanding Climate Change in Society (20 credits)
  • 7SSG5209 The Right to the City (20 credits)

Other Optional Modules Available to Students on the SOCIAL SCIENCES MA pathway:

  • Any Level 7 (Masters) modules offered in the Geography Department, including from the lists of prescribed optional modules given above.
  • Up to 20 credits of Level 7 modules from any KCL Departments or Institutes outside of Geography.

Please note that the above programme structure is subject to formal approval.

  • Conceptualising Cities
  • Environmental Actors & Politics
  • Environmental GIS
  • Environmental Internship
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Health, Lifestyles And Cities
  • Modelling Environmental Change At The Land Surface
  • Monitoring Environmental Change
  • Social Change In Global Cities
  • Urban Studies Internship
  • Urbanisation In Sub-Saharan Africa: Livelihoods And Patterns Of Growth
  • Theorising Cities: Inequalities and Difference
  • Environment, Livelihoods & Development In The South
  • Globalisation And The Environment
  • Disasters And Development
  • Environmental Science & Policymaking
  • Community, Vulnerability And Disaster Risk
  • Climate Change and Culture
  • The Right to the City
  • Practical and Theoretical Evaluation of Sustainable Development
Required modules – MA only
  • Practising Social Research
  • Understanding The Sustainable City
  • Governing The Sustainable City
Required modules – MSc only
  • Understanding The Sustainable City
  • Governing The Sustainable City

Student Destinations

Programme graduates work in a wide variety of areas including: international organisations, agencies and consultancies, national and city governments, charities, research organisations (governmental and non-governmental) and academia.

Fees

Full time UK fees: £9,450 p.a. (2017/18); Full time overseas fees: £18,420 p.a. (2017/18); Part time UK fees: £4,725 p.a. (2017/18); Part time overseas fees: £9,210 p.a. (2017/18)

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) e.g. GPA of 3.3 from a US University. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.

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