MA Urban Design
Our MA Urban Design course is designed to develop your understanding of contemporary issues in urban design, planning and urbanism through sustained critical and creative engagement.
This course will develop and advance your understanding of the economic, ecological, social and political dynamics shaping the urban environment. We'll encourage you to build advanced urban design skills.
Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time
Starts: September 2017
Campus: UCA Canterbury
This course at UCA will help you to develop a range of strategies, tools and skills, including research methods and critical theories. The core of the curriculum is project-based, supplemented by lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study.
For part of the course, you'll study alongside postgraduate students on the MA Architecture and Master of Architecture courses at our Canterbury campus.
Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
Stage 3: In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities.
The Canterbury School of Architecture maintains constant contact with the architectural and planning professions. The course team is well placed to provide you with links to specific individuals, urban design practices, public institutions and professional organisations.
Our MA Urban Design course continually develops close cooperations with a variety of partners, ranging from cultural initiatives via local authorities, to public bodies and institutions with both national and international backgrounds.
MA Urban Design equips you with the essential knowledge, understanding, and intellectual and transferable skills you'll need to succeed in contemporary design practice. This is within both private and public sectors. The course will also enable you to look for a career in higher-level research and/or teaching.
You may want to undertake further study or research to specialise even more.
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Last updated January 11, 2018