International Urban Design MSc

Course Details

  • icon icon Institute De Montfort University
  • icon icon Area Business & Management
  • icon icon Sub Area Business Management Fashion Design Art Film Acting Nursing Architecture Humanities & Social Science Engineering Others
  • icon icon Category Postgraduate Programs
  • icon icon Course International Urban Design MSc

  • icon icon Campus Leicester Campus
  • icon icon Next intake September
  • icon icon Language English

About Course

  • 1 Year
  • Full-time  

  • On this course you will gain an advanced design skillset that will enable you to create innovative solutions to the complex social, economic and environmental factors affecting cities. The course is designed to develop your spatial understanding of current theories and principles whilst challenging you to respond to the cultural issues, spatial traditions and histories of city form and design, and the global challenges in 21st century urbanisation.

    We will teach and support you to take risks and creatively explore ideas to  tackle  complex problems and produce critical work.  The curriculum concludes with a ‘thesis’ module, a chance to use your conceptual understanding of design to transform urban contexts and independently plan tasks at a professional level.

    You will learn to articulate, communicate and illustrate complex city analyses and proposals, underpinned by current practice, theories, and understanding of global urban issues. Graduates will be ideally placed for careers in city planning and architectural design offices, and urban and commercial development consultancy. Upon your graduation you will also be able to join the Urban Design Group as a member and as a recognised practitioner.

    Key features:

    • The  long-standing  Leicester School of Architecture is one of the  oldest schools in the UK. Our approach draws upon years of experience to challenge conventions and redefine the future of architectural practice.
    • Be supported to tackle real-world issues, while speculating and proposing new futures through bold experimentation.
    • Choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance  and embed your practical and professional skills.
    • Learn from dedicated tutors from industry, practice and research, who ensure your work is responding to contemporary, real-world issues grounded in theory and practice.
    • Benefit from collaborative learning in studio groups within our supportive and interdisciplinary student community.
    • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building  has been designed to provide the space and facilities where  all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.

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