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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 18.2k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 29.4k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 28 7월
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 150pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    This programme examines development planning in the context of environmental concerns in urban areas of the Global South. It challenges mainstream approaches to development, focusing instead upon transformative action for environmental justice. Many of our graduates go on to help shape future sustainable development agendas in local government, international agencies and civil society organisations.

    The focus of this degree is the complexity and variety of current environmental problems in urban regions, their causes and impacts, and the possibilities and limitations of environmental planning and management. Students learn how to respond to processes that generate social and environmental change, and how to develop strategies to steer urban environmental planning towards sustainability and environmental justice.

    Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

    The programme consists of three core modules (90 credits), one or two optional modules (30 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits).

    A Postgraduate Diploma, three core modules (90 credits), one or two optional modules (30 modules), full-time nine months, is offered.

    Core modules

    • The Political Ecology of Environmental Change
    • Environment and Sustainable Development in Practice
    • Urban Environmental Planning and Management in Development

    Optional modules

    • Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South
    • Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities
    • NGOs and Social Transformation
    • Food and the City
    • Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture: Knowledge Systems in the Global South
    • Sustainable Infrastructure and Services in Development
    • Urban Water and Sanitation, Planning and Policy
    • Socially Sensitive Development in Practice
    • Social Development and Poverty Reduction: From Theory to Practice
    • Managing the City Economy
    • Housing policy, programme and project alternatives
    • The City and Its Relations
    • Urban Development Policy, Planning and Management

    Not all modules may be available.

    Dissertation/report

    All MSc students submit a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest.

    Teaching and learning

    The programme comprises reading, essay writing, critical discussion and project work, facilitated through lectures, seminars, workshops, extensive fieldwork and discussions with practitioners covering theoretical and practical tasks and case study analysis. Assessment is through coursework, examinations, and the dissertation.

     

     


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    The normal minimum qualifications are a good second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; and a demonstrated interest in the subject matter of the programme. Candidates who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work experience and an ability to engage academically with the subject matter of the course. Applicants who do not hold a recognised undergraduate degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.

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