Master of Urban Planning
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Master of Urban Planning

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Get inspired and build a city

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
  Architectural and Urban 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)
  Urban Strategies and Design   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Planning and Development     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  International Planning and Development     Cardiff University
  City Planning     University of Glasgow
  Landscape and Urbanism     Kingston University
  Urban Innovation and Policy     University College London
  Planning and Urban Design     University of Lincoln
  Sustainable Urban Design     University of Nottingham
  Urban Studies     University College London
  Urban and Regional Planning     University of Birmingham
  Regional and Urban Planning Studies (MPhil)     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Transport and City Planning     University College London
  Urban Informatics and Analytics     University of Warwick
  Sustainable Cities     University of Leeds
  Urban Design     University of Sheffield
  Urban Energy Technology and Policy     Newcastle University
  Sustainable Cities     King's College London
  City Design and Social Science     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Architecture and Historic Urban Environments     University College London
  Architecture and Urban Design (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  Urban Design     Oxford Brookes University
  Spatial Planning with Urban Conservation     University of Dundee
  Urban Studies     Swansea University
  Urban Design     Anglia Ruskin University
  Urban Design     University College London
  City Planning     University College London
  Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities (MRes)     University College London
  Public and Urban Policy     University of Glasgow
  Built Environment     Anglia Ruskin University
  Building and Urban Design in Development     University College London
  Housing Studies     London South Bank University
  Architecture and Urbanism     London Metropolitan University
  Urban Design and Property Development     University of Liverpool
  Town Planning     London South Bank University
  International Planning     University College London
  Sustainable Urban Development     University of Oxford
  International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management     Henley Business School
  ...     ...

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