Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Urban Strategies and Design

The course is delivered jointly by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) of the University of Edinburgh and the School of the Built Environment (SBE) of Heriot-Watt University. Students study the wide and diverse range of social, economic, and political processes that determine the contemporary urban environment and acquire the tools and skills to propose urban projects of diverse scales and specificities.

Entry requirements

1st Class or Upper 2nd Class degree from an undergraduate course of study. The application requires a short, (2 page maximum) statement explaining what specific interests, in the area of urban issues, have lead the applicant to apply for this programme. If English is not the applicant's 1st language, a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Semester 1: sustainable design and development; urban design theory; urban strategies and design case studies; urban design for health and wellbeing.
Semester 2: urban project. Students choose three courses from a selection of elective courses: African cities; Latin American cities; planning law and development; landscape science: ecology; history of landscape architecture; urban conservation; college of humanities and social science option.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 21 months

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