University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Urban Design

The course is delivered through studio work, lectures and seminars; the studio involves work on the urban design of a complex urban area, including the levels of the entire city, the neighbourhood and the individual public space defined by urban architecture; lectures and seminars, delivered as compulsory and optional taught classes, normally run over 2.5 days to allow for flexible booking by CPD and part-time students, and cover the following topics: Typology and architecture; economics and real estate; politics and policy; building laws and design codes; transportation and infrastructure; landscape and recreation; history and theory; implementation methods and management; representation and visual communication.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject: engineering, technology or a science discipline; applicants with other qualifications, evidence of relevant experience and the capacity for postgraduate study, are considered.

Assessment methods

Over the summer students are requested to undertake a substantial piece of research worth 60 credits. In this final phase they will connect the projects and themes of our urban design research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 5 months
PgDip Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgCert Part-time - 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195