Filter
Masters of Science

Top 14 Masters of Science in Urban Design 2019/2020

Msc stands for Master of Science. It is a postgraduate educational master's degree given by universities in a wide number of nations. The degree is typically studied for in the sciences and occasionally in the social sciences.

Students of urban design learn the planning of communities with respect to land use. Those who work in the field of urban design typically undergo varied studies involving architecture, city planning, landscape design, engineering and related disciplines.

MSc Program in Urban Design

Read More Read less
Other options within this field of study:

14 Results in Urban Design

Myerscough College

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded fro ... [+]

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded from the University of Central Lancashire, is a ground-breaking course with an international profile. The course recognises the multidisciplinary approach needed to design, maintain and manage trees as part of green infrastructure projects. The course is designed for professionals who wish to engage further with an understanding of urban trees, their management, and sustainable ways forward for our urban forests.

The course encourages debate and critical evaluation of practices and innovative research within arboriculture and urban forestry, taking both a scientific and industry viewpoint on current practice. We look at the current issues in delivering good tree care and healthy urban forests – because trees and urban green space contribute so much to the liveability of our urban areas and yet they are often neglected as a topic or seen only as a secondary resource in urban areas.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2020
English
3 years
Online
Read more in English
Izmir University of Economics

Urban built environment is transforming on a local and global scale due to the advances in information and building technologies. The impact of this transformation on eve ... [+]

Urban built environment is transforming on a local and global scale due to the advances in information and building technologies. The impact of this transformation on everyday life and on the quality of space calls for continual renewal of the architectural discourse and practice. The design discourse of the 20th century and the conventional methods and approaches which distinguish between architectural research and architectural design are not entirely valid for the architectural production of the 21st century. Architectural design practice should be structured anew as a process and method of research.

The Advanced Architectural Design Program at the Department of Architecture in the Izmir University of Economics is a design-based-research program aimed at advancing the discourse on architecture through design work. Accordingly, the program offers a studio-based curriculum wherein the design studio is a research laboratory focused on advanced design thinking in three primary clusters:... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

This course is designed for practitioners and students to enhance their understanding of the city as a complex and dynamic system. While your focus will be on physical pl ... [+]

MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Urban Design

Recent data and predictions on the forthcoming rate of urbanisation make cities the most common living environment of the future.

What kind of life will it be for the seven billion people who will live in existing or developing cities? Cities hold tremendous potential, but at the same time are sources of stress, inequalities and pollution. We're working to improve cities to better support fulfilling and diverse lifestyles.

Urban design has an important role in determining both the current and future form of cities. The responsibility for the development and management of cities is becoming increasingly shared.

This course is designed for practitioners and students to enhance their understanding of the city as a complex and dynamic system.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
Request Info
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Read more in English
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

This one-year master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concer ... [+]

This one-year master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities.

Urbanism Studies at KTH

The rationale behind Urbanism Studies is for professionals to understand and work in interdisciplinary urban design and city planning teams, coupled with the growing desire for cities to establish new and different forms of urban living. As the goal of this programme is to move design thinking from objects to places, our core urban studios and modules differ from traditional studios/modules in several ways.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Politecnico di Milano

The environment we live in nowadays is very complex and the architect is forced to work on the existing heritage paying particular attention to its sustainability and con ... [+]

The cities and territories in which an architectural designer works today are complex, strongly characterized and stratified, formed over time in different ways. The objective conditions of the environment we live in place design interventions on the built as primary and prevalent. The consumption logic applied until today has proved to be a waste of material and contents, supplying the need for an approach that places at its centre the assimilation of building, architectural and landscape heritage as resources to be protected and to which new centrality in the theory of sustainable design of the city and the territory, should be assigned.

This answers an ethic responsibility for architectural design which must correspond to the possession of specific technical and humanistic skills.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Politecnico di Milano

The program develops theoretical, humanistic, artistic and design competencies based on the Italian tradition, facing different housing cultures, the new forms, and space ... [+]

Mission and goals

The program in Architecture and Urban Design provides students with an advanced training in the field of Architectural Design and develops theoretical, humanistic, artistic and design competencies based on the Italian tradition, facing different housing cultures, the new forms and spaces of contemporary cities, the development of new urban settlements in developing countries, the innovation in building techniques and environmental sustainability. The educational path meets adequately the increasing need to face the complexity of problems and the new professional responsibility of architects, as required both in Europe and worldwide. The program focuses on the core Architectural Design experience at various scales, both in theory and in practice. The educational offer makes it possible to characterize one’s study plan thanks to optional courses and to elective thematic and final Design Studios. ... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
SCI-Arc

Students in the Master of Science in the Design of Cities one-year program investigate the full depth and drama of contemporary urban phenomena and commit to designing in ... [+]

Students in the Master of Science in the Design of Cities one-year program investigate the full depth and drama of contemporary urban phenomena and commit to design innovation.

Most of the world’s population now lives in cities; we are witnessing an astonishing and unprecedented process of urbanization on a planetary scale. The sheer complexity of this massive movement has put into question the validity of traditional urban design concepts. It is increasingly urgent for architects to think about how cities should be designed.

Against the conventional wisdom that cities are hopelessly complex, informal networks beyond the reach of any design model, this program fundamentally believes in the power of the architectural imagination to create sustainable urban designs for the twenty-first century and beyond.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC

The Master in City & Technology (MaCT) is a unique programme which is orientated towards training change makers that city administrations, governments, industries, an ... [+]

The Master in City & Technology (MaCT) is a unique programme which is orientated towards training change makers that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, in order to develop projects for the transformation of our cities in the era of big data.

Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the MaCT is redefining the practice of urban planning & design through data science, computational design, and citizen design science

The MaCT prepares the new professionals and urban technologists for the creation of applied visions and urban design solutions responding to the current environmental, economic and social challenges. Using real case studies and in collaboration with the industry, city administrations and the European Commission, the programme works on cities through the creation of responsive, decentralized, productive, digital and hyper-connected systems.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
English
Full-time
9 - 18 months
Campus
Read more in English
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

In practice, there is a common tension between those developing and interpreting planning policy on the one hand, and the designers of cities on the other. This programme ... [+]

Overview

In practice, there is a common tension between those developing and interpreting planning policy on the one hand, and the designers of cities on the other. This programme brings these groups together to engage in project-based learning. You will develop planning research, urban analysis and design skills before deciding whether to complete an urban design thesis or dissertation. Both of these options can be completed as work-based studies with opportunities for summer placements.

City Planning And Design Highlights

This course is unique having been driven by engagement with practice rather than adhering to traditional academic subject areas. The core skills that urban designers and planners need have been clearly defined and form the basis for the course.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
The New School

The 60-credit Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies program radically reframes the study of urban environments and design approaches to cities. By combining urb ... [+]

Parsons School of Design in New York City – recently named the Best School for Art and Design in the US and ranked 2nd in the world – has offered innovative approaches to design education since its founding in 1896. Today, Parsons is the only major American art and design school within a comprehensive university: The New School. At Parsons, you can master establish established creative practices and spark new ones while studying across all university disciplines.

About

The 60-credit Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies program radically reframes the study of urban environments and design approaches to cities. By combining urban planning, policy, urban design, activism, and community practice, students gain the skills and expertise needed to address contemporary urban challenges. In line with The New School’s historic commitment to environmental and social justice, students design and implement strategic projects to bring about transformative change in urban environments on a global scale.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
English
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It ... [+]

Overview

The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form.

The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces. First-class international teaching staff bring with them the best learning methods from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. They offer varied perspectives on Urban Design as a truly interdisciplinary programme.... [-]

China Suzhou
Request Info
English
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
Read more in English
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. ... [+]

Overview

The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form.

The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces. Staff teaching on the programme offers varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understanding.... [-]

China Suzhou
Request Info
English
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Read more in English
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The MCRP Program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic-minded and diverse students. We provide an ... [+]

About the Program

The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic-minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comprehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable.

General Characteristics

The Master of City & Regional Planning degree (MCRP) is an applied, comprehensive, and professionally-based program. It is open to students with high standards of academic achievement who wish to pursue careers in city and regional planning. It is structured to prepare graduates to function in a general context of city planning, as well as in an area of special emphasis. The core courses cover planning theory, methods, law, and formulation and implementation of plans and policies.... [-]

USA San Luis Obispo
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Fontys University of Applied Sciences

The urban designer's core competence is the ability to design spatial conditions facilitating diverse and dynamic urban programs and urban conditions with respect for the ... [+]

What to expect from us

The educational concept of this Master program is unique; education in concurrency with employment in a professional practice. This concurrent education offers students experience and education beyond the school curriculum, essential to their professional formation as urban designers. Additionally, the Academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders. Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines, but all with a strong relation to practice. The Design Studio is the heart of the master program. In the studio students are trained to apply all kinds of skills and methods towards ever more convincing synthetic design proposals for complex spatial problems. The studio assignments are invariably related to the complexity of contemporary societies and will engage social, cultural, political, economic and technological parameters.... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven Tilburg Venlo
Request Info
English
Part-time
48 months
Campus
Read more in English