University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Urban Design

This course offers a unique opportunity to study and research the global 'super city' and to develop key skills and strategies with which to comprehend and affect the nature of global regional change. This course is ideal if you have a background in architecture, planning, social science, art history, fine art, transport, management or computing and wish to build on your understanding of urban design and strategic urban logistics applicable to a wide field of career paths. The blend of practice and theory underpins the student projects. You will study some modules alongside students from other art and design disciplines as well as the closer construction, environmental and engineering disciplines. The 'design brief' acts as the main vehicle for the student experience, complemented by lectures, seminars and demonstrations, which aim to encourage the development of problem-solving skills and creative investigation.

Entry requirements

Applicants will have achieved a Bachelor's degree with Honours (lower second class or above) in a relevant subject including architecture, town planning, geography, urban design. Equivalent learning from other study or experience may also serve to meet this requirement and will be assessed through the University's process for the Accreditation of Prior Leaning (APL). Students must have a minimum level of proficiency equal to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent in the English language.

Course modules

Modules include: Urban design studio 1 + 2; critical and cultural context; written thesis; innovation and realisation; research methods for architectural and urban studies.

Assessment methods

Practical and theoretical elements will be assessed both during and at the end of each module. The final form of the assessment strategy and criteria is the result of collaboration between student and staff.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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