In the 20th century, cities frequently became places of economic, social and environmental decline. The challenge for the 21st century is to create prosperous urban places that are safe, sustainable and environmentally sound. This programme examines the changing pattern of governance in the formulation and administration of urban regeneration policy in the UK and considers how the UK can learn from the experience of other parts of the world.
The programme will appeal to those who want to extend their field of academic knowledge and critical understanding of issues in urban regeneration, as well as to those who are more interested and concerned with policy in practice.
Why study this course
Our students benefit hugely from the diversity of activity undertaken by CURS. 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 a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.
Compulsory modules are:
The Political Economy of Cities and Regions
Research Methods in Urban and Regional Studies
Urban Regeneration and Renewal
Optional modules include:
Towards Urban Renaissance: Community Involvement in the Built Environment
Economic Development Policy
Urban Property Development
Place-making and Urban Design
Knowledge and Creative Economies
(NB not all options run every year)
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
Fees for 2013-14 are:
UK/EU (full-time) £6,120
UK/EU (part-time) £3,060
Overseas (full-time) £13,200
UK/EU (full-time) £4,860
UK/EU (part-time) £2,430
Overseas (full-time) £13,200
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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
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages