Description

Our MA Urban Design course is designed to develop your understanding of contemporary issues in urban design, planning and urbanism through sustained critical and creative engagement.

This course will develop and advance your understanding of the economic, ecological, social and political dynamics shaping the urban environment. We’ll encourage you to build advanced urban design skills.

Course overview:

This course at UCA will help you to develop a range of strategies, tools and skills, including research methods and critical theories. The core of the curriculum is project based, supplemented by lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study.

For part of the course you’ll study alongside postgraduate students on the MA Architecture and Master of Architecture courses at our Canterbury campus.

Study Details:

1yr Full Time, 2yrs Part Time

Module Details:

Stage 1

You’ll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.

– Urban Contexts and Methods
– Exploratory Practice

Stage 2

During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study. 

– Project Development 

Stage 3

In the third stage of the course, you’ll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work. 

– Final Project 

Student Destinations

MA Urban Design equips you with the essential knowledge, understanding, and intellectual and transferable skills you’ll need to succeed in contemporary design practice. This is within both private and public sectors. The course will also enable you to look for a career in higher-level research and/or teaching.

Fees

Please visit: http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline

and/or

Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Your portfolio

For this course, we’ll require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you’ve applied.

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