Urban Regeneration MSc
Options: PG Diploma, PG Certificate
This MSc engages with a great challenege facing urban professionals: the decay of cities and their planned renaissance. It will equip you with the ability to critically analyse complex urban issues, the boldness to address those issues in a creative, strategic manner and the confidence to propose appropriate implementation plans.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Flexible 2-5 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
- Overseas Full-time: £19,050
- UK/EU applicants: 1 August 2014
- Overseas applicants: 15 June 2014
- Flexible/Modular: 5 September 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
You will develop a state-of-the-art understanding of the social, economic and spatial issues involved in regenerating urban areas and you will gain a case-based, multi-disciplinary experience of real urban regeneration schemes. The programme provides a platform for informed reflection on the latest theory and practice and will develop your knowledge and skills for creative thinking and problem-solving.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Bartlett School of Planning has been at the forefront of planning research and teaching in the UK and internationally since 1914. The programme, one of the oldest in the Bartlett, is delivered by globally distinguished academics.
You will be engaged with practitioners, alumni and academic guests through seminars, site visits and workshops in the UK and overseas. Upon graduation you will join both the UCL alumni network and the MSc Urban Regeneration network.
Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Economic Development (IED) and, depending on your elective modules, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
You will undertake modules to the value of 180 credits in total, for the MSc degree. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered, which includea dissertation (120 credits, full-time nine months).
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is also available.
In order to develop your research skills and critical thinking you will undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through individual and group project work, lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. You will participate for free in a field trip to mainland Europe and in several site visits in the UK. You will be assessed through essays, individual and group projects, presentations, reports, an unseen written examination and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
The MSc Urban Regeneration offers a Land Securities scholarship. The scholarship (worth £5,000) is open to UK/EU nationals who hold an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) to study full-time.
Eligible candidates are selected by the UCL Bartlett School of Planning on the basis of academic merit.
Scholarships available for this department
For prospective full-time UK Master's students in the Bartlett School of Planning. There is no application procedure; all eligible students will be considered by the School of Planning. This award is based on academic merit.
These awards are based on academic merit.
These scholarships are based on financial need.
Selection based solely on financial need.
For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme . Selection based solely on financial need.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
Other than the standard UCL academic and language requirements, your application should combine evidence in order to paint an accurate picture of your strength. Professional experience, references, etc. could be relevant in that respect.
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English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
The deadline for UK/EU applications is 1 August 2014. International students who require a Tier 4 visa are strongly advised to submit their application before 15 June 2014. The deadline for flexible/modular study is 5 September 2014.
Who can apply?
You are welcome to apply if you will to re-tool for the urban renaissance challenge. Students often have backgrounds in urban planning, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, civil engineering, film studies, history, management and architecture or are professionals from the design and property professions or with administrative, business and community experience.
What are we looking for?
In your application make sure you tell us:
- why you want to study Urban Regeneration at graduate level
- why you want to study Urban Regeneration at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Graduates who were not already employed have been very successful in finding jobs in a wide variety of public, private and third sector organisations in the UK and around the world. Your career following graduation may include employment in a diverse range of areas like planning, real estate, regeneration and economic development consultancies; national and regional regeneration, housing and economic development agencies; local authorities; specific regeneration and local economic development programmes as well as voluntary and community sector organisations and NGOs. You may also wish to continue with further research for a PhD degree.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Atking Global, Planning Consultant, 2011
- BBC, Broadcast Journalist, 2011
- UCL, Research Assistant, 2011
- Gregory Malekkides Associates, Engineering & Regeneration Consultant, 2011
- Hines Europe, Asset Manager, 2011
The programme will equip you with up-to-date knowledge, creative skills and a unique way of thinking about the built environment in an integrated manner. A diverse range of employers readily appreciate these attributes and often make direct requests for recommendations.
"There is a huge variety of different training courses that you can take at UCL to improve your research and personal skills."
Sonia Friere Trigo
Degree: Planning Studies PhD
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Dr Vanesa Castán Broto
Lecturer in Environment and Sustainable Development
Subject: Development Planning, Faculty: Built Environment