Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Urban Design

This course adopts the philosophy that every urban designer develops their own unique approach, therefore it is designed to enable and encourage each student to develop their own particular approach that provides the basis for the life-long development of their urban design skills and career. It has been designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of the urban designer, to develop and implement innovative approaches and solutions to urban design within the broad context of the range of organisations involved, and types of projects that occur. Recognising the importance of teamwork to the success of projects, our course includes development of the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead and/or contribute to teams. It also recognises the growing importance of environmental influences.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or above in a subject that is cognate within the built environment fields. Examples include Town Planning, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Landscape Design, Urban Studies, Geography and Building Surveying. Part-time students benefit from being in relevant employment. Full-time students benefit from recent experience in a relevant field of study or work. Those with the required degree classification in a non-cognate subject are requested to undertake some exercises on a free online skills training resource and follow some guided reading prior to the start of the course. If English is not the 1st language applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Modules include: Site studies and urban design; sustainability and environmental management; sustainable place shaping; project management systems; urbanism and culture; urban design strategies; sustainable energy; research design and methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through a combination of patchworks, portfolios, reports, essays, design project material, model-making and their performance during group work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Chelmsford Campus Chelmsford CM1 1SQ South East

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868