University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Urban Research

The course provides students with an excellent grounding in social science research methods and theory and in the theoretical and policy debates around urban space and place. The core teaching for this programme is delivered over 2 semesters followed by the completion of an independent research project. The subject area of urban studies provides core training in the theory of urban research and global cities. Students enhance this training by selecting additional courses across the school and College of Social Sciences allowing for the development of knowledge of most relevance to the student�s own research interests. The majority of teaching is delivered through lectures and seminars, but may also include lab work, input from policy/practice experts and, in some case, UK field trips.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Applicants who do not meet these requirements but with professional experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS: overall score 6.5 (no sub-test less than 6.0); ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20; CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum; CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum; PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59. If students require a Tier 4 student visa, their qualification must be 1 of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old.

Course modules

Social science statistics 1; qualitative methods; introduction to social theory for researchers; global cities; urban theory and research; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MRes Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MRes Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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