How the MSc Urban Economic Development is structured.
The MSc Urban Economic Development is structured so that 75 per cent of the taught components (90 credits) is devoted to the core subjects of economics in urban development and managing the city economy, and 25 per cent (30 credits) to an option from a range of modules on offer.
The core modules provide the theoretical and methodological components of the course while the optional modules allow students to examine different approaches and issues in accordance with their own particular interests.
The course is delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies and field trips, and involves reading, essay writing and individual and group project work. Student performance is assessed through course work, examinations, and an individual dissertation report undertaken during the summer on a topic selected by the student.
The programme involves field work abroad (undertaken in recent years in Mek'ele, Ethiopia; Mbarara, Uganda; Barcelona, Spain; Cairo, Egypt; and Accra, Ghana), as well as in the UK, allowing students to put into practice some of the tools and techniques acquired during the course.