University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Urban Design

This course gives students the opportunity to debate the potential role of design professionals in the generation of sustainable cities. Students are part of a multi-disciplinary course environment which will help them creatively engage in the design of cities, relate architecture to its urban context and deal with all the complexities inherent in creating well-designed settlements.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in interior design, architecture or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Practice; theory; research methods and research proposal; integration; work-based learning; thesis

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

This course is lecture and studio-based, culminating in a written or design-led thesis project. It will involve case study investigations, group work, discussion and planning of urban environments, as well as independent study to develop design or research-based responses to urban problems.

How are you assessed?

Design assessment is through studio review and taught courses are assessed by various forms of evidence-based urban design decisions and proposals. You will also carry out an in-depth research project into an area of your choice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421