University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Global Urban Development and Planning

This programme provides students with an understanding of cutting edge conceptual and operational debates in global urban development theory and practice, and to equip them with specialist skills to identify sustainable urban development planning solutions in specific contexts.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an approved university; some work or placement experience; admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion can be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience is provided; for students whose 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 7.0 overall; or TOEFL test paper-based score of 600 with minimum TWE score of 5; or a TOEFL computer-based score of 250 with minimum essay rating of 5; or TOEFL test internet based score of 100 with minimum writing score of 25; an NCUK PMP EAP grade A.

Course modules

Modules include: Urban development planning in cities of the South - an international perspective; critical issues in urban inequality; best practices in urban development planning in cities of the South; development research; planning and managing development; poverty and development, concepts, analysis and the international policy agenda; planning for environmental change; climate change, disasters and urban poverty; reconstruction and development; poverty,livelihoods and poverty reduction in context, the politics and governance of development, Development fundamentals, civil society and public action, citizen led development, planning, powers and procedures, urban theory planning theory and professional ethics, land and development, urban china, neighbourhood planning, international planning; systems and frameworks, infrastructure planning.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Global Development Institute
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 275 0969