Master of Urban Planning
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Master of Urban Planning

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In the Master of Urban Planning you learn about the many multifaceted topic, such as the development and construction of cities. While doing that, you will not only experience the technical factors but also, for example, the economic and social factors. Environment, sustainability and strategic planning play a huge role in those matters.

As an urban planner, you have to take on a lot of responsibilities. Different situations and circumstances have to be taken into consideration. Regulations, chosen policies and specific guidelines must be followed and considered, when planning.

Depending on the university and course of study, the focus varies in the masters programme, for example, between Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Planning, Urban Management. In general, your masters study include building code requirements and demands on infrastructure and environmental protection.

Job prospects after the Master of Urban Planning

Generally, the course lasts two to four semesters and ends after the successful completion with the title of Master of Science, but still this depends on the university and type of specialisation. With a Master of City Planning you can find a job in the following areas:

  • City administration and public institutions
  • Design and construction work in the construction industry
  • Engineers and architects
  • Research and science, for example PhD
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The following universities offer the Master of Urban Planning:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Governance and Development (Advanced Master)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
  Urban Strategies and Design   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Master of City and Urban Environments (U-ENV) - Specialism 1: Atmosphere, Water and Environment (AWE); Specialism 2: Architecture, Ambiances, Urbanity (AAU)   comprehensive profile   Centrale Nantes (ECN)
  Architectural and Urban Design   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Urban Analytics     University of Glasgow
  Town and Regional Planning     Leeds Beckett University
  Sustainable Cities     University of Leeds
  Urban Archaeology     University College London
  Planning     University of Manchester
  Integrated Urbanism     The University of Northampton
  Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism     University of Greenwich
  International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management     Henley Business School
  Urban Design and City Planning     University College London
  Architecture     University of Lincoln
  Urban Planning - Developing and Transitional Regions     Oxford Brookes University
  Sustainable Urbanism     University College London
  Built Environment     Anglia Ruskin University
  Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities (MRes)     University College London
  Urban Design     Anglia Ruskin University
  Spatial Planning with Sustainable Urban Design     University of Dundee
  International Planning and Urban Design     Cardiff University
  Development Planning     University of Reading
  City Design and Social Science     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Urban Design and Planning     University of Sheffield
  Cities, Culture and Creativity     Liverpool John Moores University
  Urban Research     University of Glasgow
  Regional and Urban Planning Studies     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Urban Design     Leeds Beckett University
  Development Planning (Res)     University of Reading
  Urban Design     Cardiff University
  Sustainable Cities     University of Portsmouth
  Urban Design     University College London
  Modern Building Design     University of Bath
  Development and Urbanisation     London South Bank University
  Spatial Planning with Urban Conservation     University of Dundee
  Housing Studies     De Montfort University
  Cities and Cultures     Queen Mary University of London
  London and Global Cities     London South Bank University
  Regeneration for Practitioners     University of Chester
  Urban Design     Oxford Brookes University
  ...     ...

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