UCL Urban Laboratory


MASc Global Urbanism 23/24: in-person Open Evening Jan 25th

12 December 2022

MASc Global Urbanism 23/24: The Bartlett In-Person Open Evening 25th Jan 4-7pm

TEXT: In-Person Graduate Open Day - 25 January 2023

This distinctive new MASc in Global Urbanism will be delivered by UCL Urban Laboratory at The Bartlett at UCL East from September 2022. It will equip students from a range of different academic and professional backgrounds with the critical skills and specialist knowledge to operate as an urbanist in today's global environment, collaborating across sectors to tackle urgent challenges and shape fairer cities. 

Global Urbanism

It is the first urban Master’s degree to radically cut across arts, humanities, social sciences and technology studies, providing the opportunity to specialise in urbanism as a challenge-driven and practice-oriented transdisciplinary field.  It is designed to enable students to benefit from UCL’s extensive research experience and partnerships from across the urban world, and to work with its expertise and collections on London, which have been influential in shaping the capital. It is embedded in the activities of UCL Urban Laboratory and its world-leading expertise in promoting holistic and collaborative responses to complex urban conditions, from across the arts, humanities, social sciences, technology and the built environment.

The MASc offers a choice of two pathways, Global Studio or London Studio. In addition to a shared core curriculum, each pathway offers the opportunity to build critical understandings of global urbanism, specialising either in the highly globalised urban context of London, or in a selected international partner city.


It will be delivered in a collaborative and experimental research setting, UCL's new campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London, enabling students to engage with the dynamics of urbanization in the local environs, through collaboration with the university’s local and international partners.  Staff and students will benefit from high-quality, purpose-designed facilities for transdisciplinary postgraduate research, including priority access to the UCL Urban Room, a new research-led, public-facing space for exhibitions, debate and collaboration on the past, present and future of cities. 


This is a 1-year (full-time) or 2-year (part-time) programme. It provides a route for those wishing to pursue further advanced urban research, on London or other cities, such as doctoral studies, and/or a professional development pathway for those working (or aiming to develop a career) in a position that requires understanding the contexts and complexity of urban challenges and development in cities internationally.

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