UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Urban Economic Development

This programme explores how economic solutions can contribute to urban sustainability and wellbeing, bringing economic analysis to city planning and management, and aims to nurture future professionals who are equipped to manage cities.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum qualification is an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A 2nd acceptable qualification is a degree of lower 2nd Class Honours standard, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in a subject appropriate to the programme, plus excellent work experience.

Course modules

Core modules: Cost-benefit analysis: theory and practice; managing the city economy; practice in urban economic development; either an introduction to public economics and public policy or urbanisation and development. options: transforming local areas: urban design for development; housing policy, programme and project alternatives; disaster risk reduction in cities; the city and its relations; urban development policy, planning and management; gender in policy and planning; socially sensitive development in practice; social development and poverty reduction; urban environmental planning and management in development; urban agriculture; adapting cities to climate change in the global south; management and planning for development.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through unseen examinations, individual essays, coursework, team work reports, oral presentations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

British Council; Department for International Development Shared Scholarship Scheme (DFIDSSS) (Commonwealth).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,840 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,740 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Bartlett Graduate Faculty Clerk
Telephone number: 
020 7679 1111