The MSc in Urban and Regional Studies provides a broad ranging, yet grounded research programme that is necessary to understand changes occurring in cities and regions in different contexts. It aims to decrypt the nature of the globalisation process and multi-level governance system for national states and state institutions as well as the changing economic organisation, roles and performance of cities and regions. It also provides students with an expertise of the range of methods and tools available for investigating and assessing the nature of urban and regional changes as well as the variety of policy instruments and responses that can be or are used.
Why study this course
Our students benefit hugely from the diversity of activity undertaken by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies. Our extensive research and consultancy work ensures that our teaching is relevant, up-to-date and research-led, while losing none of its intellectual rigour.
MSc students study three core modules, plus any three specialist option modules and submit a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.
Core (compulsory) modules are:
The Political Economy of Cities and Regions
Research Methods in Urban and Regional Studies
Resilience and Urban Living
Optional modules include:
Urban Regeneration and Renewal
Towards Urban Renaissance: Community Involvement in the Built Environment
Urban Property Development
Place Making and Urban Design
MSc (Research) students study the 3 core modules, plus one specialist option and 40 Credits of generic research training provided within the MA in Social Research (i.e Research Design and Social Research Methods I modules).
Graduate Diploma (H-level) and Postgraduate Diploma (M-Level) students have the same module choices as their MSc colleagues (as above) but are exempt from the dissertation element. Graduate Certificate (H-Level) and Postgraduate Certificate (M-Level) students choose two of three core modules plus one other module of their choice.
Fees and funding
This programme is in fee band D for international students
Home/EU students £6,570 FT (£3,285 PT), PGDip/PGCert £5,160 FT (£2,580 PT)
International students £13,665 FT only
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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships and bursaries may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.
The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good Honours degree or equivalent. For a Graduate Diploma you should have a degree or diploma or equivalent qualification in an appropriate field. Graduate Diploma students who achieve Masters level in their modules may be transferred to the Masters level.
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We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
How to apply
This course has been suspended for 2013 entry.