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The UCL Urban Laboratory provides an exciting culture of interdisciplinary urbanism with which all UCL undergraduate, postgraduate and research students can engage. Please see below for the wide range of urban programmes on offer at UCL.

Undergraduate

Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies BSc

UCAS Code: K102

This innovative degree programme addresses architectural space from an interdisciplinary perspective and explores alternative approaches to design and creative practice. The flexible nature of the BSc enables students to tailor a programme of study suited to their own interests both within and outside the built environment.

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Architecture BSc

UCAS Code: K100

The Architecture BSc aims to inspire and exercise you in as wide a range of experiences as possible, so you develop an independent, creative, diverse and rigorous approach to design from the outset, and are guided in discovering your own direction in architecture.

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Geography BSc

UCAS Code: F800

This is an integrated geography programme which combines physical and human geography as well as offering opportunities for specialisation. Those choosing the BSc will usually have studied science subjects at A level or equivalent, but it is possible to transfer to the BA if your interests develop differently.

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Geography BA

UCAS Code: L700

This is an integrated geography programme which combines physical and human geography as well as offering opportunities for specialisation. Those choosing the BA will usually have studied social science or humanities subjects at A level or equivalent, but it is possible to transfer to the BSc if your interests develop differently.

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Planning and Real Estate BSc

UCAS Code: K430

This programme combines a strong emphasis on understanding the challenges facing urban professionals in the 21st century with a focus on property markets, investment decisions and real estate economics. It is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

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Urban Planning, Design and Management BSc

UCAS Code: K421

Urban planning is concerned with the complex management of change within the built and natural environment. This BSc, accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), gives you the skills to work in both traditional planning careers and in various related professional and specialist areas.

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Urban Studies BSc

UCAS Code: K440

This programme has been designed with a range of professional career opportunities in mind, offering great flexibility for students curious to explore a broader range of studies relating to the built environment, as well as other subjects with a different focus offered elsewhere in UCL and other University of London institutions.

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Postgraduate

Adaptive Architecture and Computation MSc

The Adaptive Architecture and Computation MSc provides a comprehensive understanding of the skills required to create generative, emergent and responsive forms, through exposure to real programming environments. Taught by architects and experts in artificial intelligence, students benefit from studio sessions with tutors who have experience of research in this field.

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Advanced Architectural Studies MSc

This MSc is centred on furthering the understanding of architecture and urban design as instruments in the development of society. Using the theoretical and analytical framework of space syntax, the programme involves the study of architecture from the scale of buildings to small-scale urban design through to planning entire cities.

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Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation MRes

This unique programme reflects the current state of play in geographic, urban and architectural information systems with an emphasis on visualisation, analysis and modelling. Taught at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, home of digital urban, it offers an innovative and exciting opportunity to study at UCL.

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Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

The MArch Architecture forms a central part of the Bartlett's internationally renowned architectural design programme. The process is one of critical scepticism allied to creative innovation. Much of the current work by staff and students is at the forefront of developing new intellectual and formal concepts in global architecture discourse.

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Architectural History MA

This MA is a unique institution in the field of architectural history, theory and criticism. Over the past 25 years it has provided a coherent and intensive forum in which students develop and test their own approach to the subject, engaging with established and emerging subjects, theories and methodologies.

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Building and Urban Design in Development MSc

This MSc presents a process for design for development in cities within the context of rapid urbanisation and connected urban challenges of climate change, inequality and vulnerabilities. It combines cultural, social, economic, political and spatial analysis in order to present a holistic response to the growing complexities within the design and production of urban form.

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Civil Engineering MSc

This MSc aims to equip students with the skills of analysis and design necessary for employment as professional Civil Engineers, and give them a solid academic background for becoming Chartered Engineers. The programme combines integrated design project work with an individual research project in the student's chosen specialist field.

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Construction Economics and Management MSc

The internationally renowned Construction Economics and Management MSc was the first programme of its kind in the UK, designed to equip students with the economics and management skills to analyse the kinds of problems that will confront senior managers, policy advisers and decision-makers in any branch of the construction industry.

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Built Environment: Environmental Design and Engineering MSc

This MSc aims to improve the energy, health and environmental performance of new and existing buildings. It provides a sound training in environmental design fundamentals, focussing on critical issues of CO2 emissions and pollution from the fossil fuel consumed by buildings, and the impact on occupant health and the environment.

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Environmental Systems Engineering MSc

The discipline of environmental systems engineering is growing rapidly with an international demand for multi-skilled professionals who can take an integrated approach to solving complex environmental problems. This programme aims to produce graduates who can provide sustainable solutions that will be useful to all members of affected communities and industries.

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Facility and Environment Management MSc

The Facility and Environment Management MSc, fEm, is committed to taking an international lead in research and education in global, sustainable facility management. The MSc covers the provision and management of facilities and support services that sustain high-performing organisations in both the public and private sector. The MSc draws on the latest innovations in expertise and ideas that are leading developments in the FM field.

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Globalisation MSc

This MSc offers a sophisticated perspective on the complex nature of globalisation. The thematic scope is broad-ranging, and seeks to balance a critical interrogation of conceptual debates around the nature of globalisation with an examination of the diverse geopolitical, economic, and social manifestations of the globalisation process itself.

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Graduate Architectural Design MArch

The Graduate Architectural Design MArch is a 12-month programme concentrating on advanced design. It encourages the individual to discover his or her individual expression. Students on this programme benefit from continuous discussion of work via tutorials and reviews and the opportunity to study at an internationally renowned centre for innovative design.

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Inter-disciplinary Urban Design MRes

This new one-year MRes programme creates a globally unique opportunity to explore urban design as a research arena (short of a PhD) and study in an inter-disciplinary way across the UCL Bartlett, the UK's largest multi-disciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment.

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International Planning MSc

This MSc has a strong international and comparative focus, and includes an international field trip and the possibility to study abroad in one of our partner universities. The scope of the programme primarily encompasses Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa and the Far East, and increasingly China and South-East Asia.

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International Real Estate and Planning MSc

This programme offers a unique focus on the relationship between the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond. It explores the systems through which urban development operates and considers market mechanisms from the standpoint of investors, developers and occupiers of buildings and the relationship of markets and policy at various geographical levels.

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Light and Lighting MSc

This MSc is Europe's long-standing specialist graduate lighting programme. It provides an holistic approach to lighting design considering the human response to light and lighting, the science and technology of the subject, together with the design of lighting as an integrated part of architecture and the built environment.

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Planning, Design and Development MSc

This specialist programme is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The primary focus of the programme will be on achieving an advanced understanding of delivery processes in planning: in other words, on how planning can be more effective at delivering its desired outcomes.

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Project and Enterprise Management MSc

This MSc aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the management of enterprises and projects, particularly with regard to the roles that enterprises play in construction; and to give students a sound appreciation of the way projects should best be defined, developed, and delivered.

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Spatial Planning MSc

The Spatial Planning MSc aims to build students' appreciation of planning and urban theory whilst providing them with the necessary skills to engage in critical and creative problem solving.

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Sustainable Urbanism MSc

This MSc offers urban professionals a theoretical understanding of the range of disciplines that together contribute to the delivery of sustainable urbanism, and explores the conceptual and technical skills necessary to create sustainable urban environments. The programme includes an integral field trip which offers students the opportunity to observe and consider sustainability in practice.

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Transport MSc

The Intercollegiate Transport Studies MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the Civil Engineering Departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multi-disciplinary transport expertise of the two departments and their 30 years' experience as leaders in this field.

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Transport and City Planning MSc

This new MSc brings a cross-disciplinary focus to transport and urban planning which is unique, aiming to foster “smart solutions” to the current critical challenges of transitioning to sustainable travel behaviours and sustainable cities, in the UK and internationally.

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Urban Archaeology MA

Urban Archaeology is a fundamental feature of world archaeology - few countries have no urban past - and since classical times a significant proportion of the world's population has lived in urban centres. This MA aims to develop both critical theory and practical approaches in this vital field of academic research.

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Urban Design MArch

The Urban Design MArch is a design oriented and project based programme, with a strong research component, which aims to enhance the quality of our cities by brining innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research on the special structure of urban form.

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Urban Development Planning MSc

This MSc explores the challenges of urban governance in the global South, seeking to expand the room for manoeuvre for socially and spatially just urban development planning.

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Urban Economic Development MSc

Bringing economic analysis to city planning and management, the Urban Economic Development MSc explores how economic solutions can contribute to urban sustainability and wellbeing, and aims to meet the current skills shortage in managing sustainable and viable cities in both developed and developing countries.

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Urban Regeneration MSc

The Urban Regeneration MSc equips graduates with the qualities necessary to engage with the challenges of urban regeneration: the ability to understand and critically analyse complex urban issues; the boldness to address those issues in a creative, strategic manner; and the confidence to propose appropriate and realistic implementation plans.

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Urban Sustainability and Resilience MRes

For the first time in history more than 50% of humanity lives in urban areas. Compounded by climate change, this is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. The environmental, regulatory and economic need for increased energy-efficiency, low carbon technology and eco-friendly buildings, has fuelled a drive to produce a new generation of outstanding research engineers.

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Urban Studies MSc

Cities are now a critical focus for research, policy-making and public debate. According to the United Nations three-quarters of the global population will live in cities by 2050. This MSc develops innovative, comparative and interdisciplinary modes of analysis and research that can address the scale and complexity of contemporary urbanism.

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MPhil/PhD

UCL has excellent arrangements for interdisciplinary supervision for PhD and postdoctoral study across a wide diversity of urban topics. If you are interested in applying to study for an urban-related PhD at UCL, please contact the relevant department directly. The Urban Laboratory can provide advice if you are unsure of which department to contact, or if you would like to discuss a proposal that would link directly to our work. Please contact urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

MPhil/PhD Architectural Design

This programme allows designers who are especially able and reflective to undertake research in keeping with the Bartlett School of Architecture's speculative and experimental ethos.

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MPhil/PhD Architectural History and Theory

The Bartlett School of Architecture's MPhil/PhD Architectural History & Theory programme allows students to conduct an exhaustive piece of research into an area of their own selection and definition.

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MPhil/PhD Advanced Spatial Analysis

The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis accepts students who wish to follow a PhD in the areas that CASA is expert in, which is generally the application of computers and simulation methods to urban and regional problems and the built environment.

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MPhil/PhD Built Environment

The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies offers research degrees across a full range of built environment disciplines including: Energy, Environmental Performance, Light and Lighting, Sustainable Heritage, Facility Management and Workplace Innovation. 

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MPhil/PhD Development Planning

PhD research areas at the Development Planning Unit embrace issues of direct and current relevance to development processes in a range of countries around the world. 

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MPhil/PhD Energy

At the UCL Energy Institute, students work alongside experienced researchers in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. The best students are hand picked for first-class training and prepared to hit the ground running as the energy pioneers of tomorrow.

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Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in the Bartlett

UCL Engineering Doctorate Centre in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation (EngD VEIV) studies natural, artificial and social phenomena using computational modelling and simulation in support of decision-making processes in built environment.

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Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Urban Sustainability and Resilience

The centre provides funding opportunities for industry to carry out sustainability and resilience research with UCL. The centre offers students the chance to study for their doctorates, designed in collaboration with industry.

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MPhil/PhD Geography

The UCL Department of Geography invites applications from suitably qualified students for PhD opportunities. Contact the appropriate member of staff directly to propose a research topic or to request further details of a specific project.

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MPhil/PhD Planning Studies

The MPhil/PhD in Planning Studies is designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to make a career in planning or in related fields (such as housing, urban regeneration, transport planning, urban design), in teaching or research. 

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