University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Urban Regeneration and Development

The programme provides students with a framework for knowledge creation in the field of urban development and regeneration, and prepares them for professional practice or for further research activity at the forefront of contemporary thinking; it provides an understanding of the principal academic discourse relating to processes of urban development and change, and engages in professional and inter-professional debate on the nature, purpose and methods of implementing successful urban regeneration programmes and projects; the programme provides an understanding of the relationship between critical awareness of theory relating to the process or urban development, and its application to specific practice settings and questions; the programme helps students analyse, synthesise and evaluate both established and emerging policy and practice ideas, and appreciate alternative methodologies associated with delivering successful urban regeneration programmes and projects; students learn to identify and define urban problems at a variety of scales and the programme provides the knowledge base to enable students to devise appropriate solutions utilising a variety of professional skills and methodologies.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree, upper 2nd or 1st Class Honours degree (or its international equivalent); all applicants are interviewed, and appropriate professional experience may additionally be taken into account; IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based).

Course modules

Modules include: Urban regeneration; land and development; analysis and monitoring of spatial policy; housing policy; urban design; local economic development; community planning; making place/mediating space; client-based project: urban regeneration; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A number of small school bursaries are available for UK/EU students; applicants wishing to be considered for a bursary should contact the admissions office once they have received an offer.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740