The Development Planning Unit (DPU) offers seven Master's programmes that can be taken either full or part-time over one to five years, all leading to an MSc.
From economy, politics and social issues to urban design, health and management, the programmes are for people interested in the development of a more socially just world.
View our 'Study at the DPU' page for information, guidance and resources for prospective applicants and offer-holders studying at the DPU in 2020/21
Combining cultural, social, economic, political and spatial analysis in the effort to present a holistic response to the growing complexities within the design and production of urban form.
Theoretical and empirical examination of how policy, programme and community-level interventions can be employed to promote social justice and address key development challenges.
Theoretical and practical understanding of socio-environmental change, equipping students with the skills and abilities to promote environmental justice in the context of the Global South.
Producing theoretical and practical knowledge on the interrelationships between formal and informal urban contexts, health disparities, social justice and development planning in the Global South
A critical approach to ‘people-centred’ development, addressing the challenges for promoting well-being and equitable citizenship in the context of social diversity and globalisation.
Expanding the room for manoeuvre for socially and spatially just urban development planning - confronting contemporary challenges in cities and urban areas in the Global South.
Developing knowledge and critical thinking about the challenges of achieving equitable, prosperous and sustainable cities, and putting knowledge into practice by engaging in field work in London and a city of the Global South.