Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Urban Design

This studio-based programme is nourished by the School's burgeoning research in urbanism and close association with the Universities European Institute for Urban Affairs. The curriculum has creative place-making at its core and we welcome applicants from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds such as architecture, planning, landscape architecture, art and spatial design. This programme has strong links with the Liverpool Biennial, which every 2 years delivers an international programme of exhibitions and projects that lead to a rediscovery of the city.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good 1st degree in a related discipline (2.1 or above) and a satisfactory reference. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and may be asked to submit a portfolio or attend interview. Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. In exceptional circumstances applications by mature practitioners without sufficient qualifications will be considered. Overseas qualifications will be considered in line with UK qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Urban design theory; specialist option module - computer aided urban design and model making; specialist option module; sustainable cities; urban design project; collaborative project; major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include oral presentations, proposal reports, practical project work, group work, individual urban design proposals and project reports. Student will also be assessed for the quality of their drawings and model making.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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