UCL Urban Laboratory


Shape urban futures

Unlock a career tackling urgent global challenges and shaping fairer cities with the world's #1 university for built environment studies (QS World University Subject Ranking 2023).

Our Global Urbanism MASc is the first urban master’s degree to radically cut across arts, humanities, social sciences and technology studies, so you can specialise in urbanism as a challenge-driven and practice-oriented transdisciplinary field. 

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As a student you will study in a purpose-designed environment for transdisciplinary urban research at UCL East, in east London – an area that has undergone huge and rapid change since the 1980s and is unrivalled in the opportunity it offers to study the dynamics of urbanisation. You will engage with living laboratories in London or an international partner city on our Global Studio or London Studio pathways, building critical insight into urban challenges, and putting your theory and creativity into practice.

Are you ready to become a future urbanist? Register your interest in studying with us today to receive updates from our faculty, along with invitations to upcoming open days and taster sessions.

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Ruth Glass UK Scholarship

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UK students applying to the Global Urbanism MASc are eligible to apply for the Ruth Glass Scholarship, covering tuition fees for one year full-time study and a 52-week living stipend.

Ruth Glass (1912-1990) is a key writer and thinker for a wide range of debates and approaches central to Urban Studies. Perhaps best known for coining the term ‘gentrification’ in 1964, her work encompassed important and often foundational contributions to urban sociology, migration studies, community planning, race relations, comparative urbanism and much more.

For updates about the scholarship, the course and our faculty, along with invitations to open days and more register your interest Global Urbanism MASc with us.

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Other scholarships

In addition to the Ruth Glass Scholarship, UK applicants to the Global Urbanism MASc are eligible to apply for:

The Bartlett Promise Master's Scholarship:

  • This scholarship aims to enable students from backgrounds underrepresented in The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment to pursue master's studies at The Bartlett.
  • Value: Full tuition fees plus an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364), for the normal duration of the course at UCL.
  • Deadline: 31 May 2024
  • Full eligibility criteria and details can be found here

UCL East Scholarship: 

  • This scholarship supports the ambitions of east Londoners by funding the fees and living costs of all UCL East Master's programmes.
  • Value: Tuition fees and £15,700 maintenance payment
  • Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024
  • Full eligibility criteria and details can be found here

Register your interest

Do you want to recieve updates from our faculty, along with invitations to upcoming open days, taster sessions and more? Complete the form below to register your interest in studying with us, selecting 'Urban Studies' as your subject of interest.

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