Sustainable Place Making and Urban Design

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.04 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 17.2 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5001 Duration:12 months

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Choose Kingston's Sustainable Place Making and Urban Design MA
This accredited course is ideal if you want to focus your planning studies on spatial analysis, place making and urban design within the context of developing thriving sustainable communities and vibrant public places.

What will you study?

The course is split between taught and research modules. It will help you to become a spatial planner by strengthening your visualisation of 2- and 3D forms and your understanding of spatial relationships, to better the social and economic wellbeing of people and the environment. It will also prepare you to work with multidisciplinary teams of professionals, offering a wide range of opportunities in both public- and private-sector organisations. In the masters project, you can focus on an area of particular interest and gain valuable research skills. You will then develop this into a conference paper for presentation at the annual masters conference.

Assessment

Essays, reports and seminar papers; design masterplans and development projects, case studies, workshop presentations, major research-based masters project, conference paper for presentation at the annual masters student conference.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules

* Designing Sustainable Places
* Spatial Planning and Urban Design
* Evolving Cities
* Developing Sustainable Places
* Research Principles and Application
* Research Project

Learn a language

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.

What this course offers you
If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.

* This course is ideal if you want to focus your planning studies on spatial analysis and urban design within the context of developing thriving sustainable communities and vibrant public places.
* The dissertation or masters project allows you to focus on an area of particular interest and gain valuable research skills. You will then develop this into a conference paper for presentation at the Annual Masters Students Conference.
* As part of the Sustainable Cities module, you will undertake a field study in a major European city.
* Many members of staff are research active or professional practitioners, which keeps your learning cutting edge (read more in the Research areas section).
* On successful completion of the course you will be qualified to work in planning and urban design.
* The taught modules aim to hone your professional skills. Alongside your academic studies, you improve your skills in: * problem solving and organisation;
* data collation, review and synopsis;
* communication (oral, written and electronic);
* time management;
* computing; and
* co-operation and teamwork.


* We offer a part-time study option to help you fit your MA around other commitments.

Here you'll find the entry requirements for this course. Please read them carefully as they are very important for your application.Applicants should: * hold either a good honours degree or equivalent in any discipline; and * be able to demonstrate an aptitude for design work and design appreciation through previous study or via practical experience.We also welcome applications from mature applicants with proven relevant professional experience and international students.How to applyFor full details of how to apply, see the Apply for this course page.English language requirementsAll non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Accreditation

Accreditation for this course
The course is fully accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) under their respective partnership agreements with Kingston University.

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