The programme combines expertise from Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering and Psychology, and is truly multidisciplinary. You will interact with other MSc students from across the social sciences and thereby gain a unique breadth of academic research, teaching and key transferable skills.
Download the MSc/MRes Resilience and Urban Living leaflet
Why study this course
CURS’s research and teaching has a special focus on socio-spatial aspects of public policy, particularly at urban, regional, neighbourhood and community levels, both in the U.K. and internationally. As a student you will be learning in an active research environment where your teachers have cutting -edge expertise in resilience, spatial planning, housing policy and markets; economic development; regeneration and renewal; communities, and institutions and change.
Students study three core modules (60 credits in total) plus three optional modules according to their background and interests (60 credits) and a dissertation of 12,500 words (60 credits).
Resilience, Energy and Urban Living
Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Problem-based methods for Urban Resilience
Towards Urban Renaissance: Community Involvement in the Built Environment
Urban Regeneration and Renewal
Urban Property Development
Place Marketing and Urban Design
Geographies of Energy and Capitalism
Environmental Management in Business
Negotiating Environmental Controversies
Environmental Risk and Society
Weather, Climate and Society
Landscape and Urban Ecology
Energy Policy and Case Studies
For module descriptions see the Resilience and Urban Living MSc handbook
Fees and funding
Fees for 2013-14 are:
UK/EU (full-time): £5,130
UK/EU (part-time): £2,565
Overseas (full-time): £13,200
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available, contact the Postgraduate Administrator on +44 (0)121 414 6935 or email email@example.com. 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.
Normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in Geography, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or a related discipline.
Learn more about entry requirements
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
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