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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Urban Design at University of Huddersfield

The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to effectively intervene in the urban design process.

In an age of globalisation, where cities are rapidly transforming, that give rise to urban sprawl and the re-use of existing infill sites, there is an urgent need to develop expertise in urban design in order to adequately address these fast-changing conditions.

At the same time, there is growing recognition of the challenges facing regional locations, in particular how relationships between urban and rural territories need to become more effectively managed through adequate infrastructure and a clearer vision of measured and sustainable growth that will benefit future generations. Environmental, social and economic changes are imposing significant pressures on the sustainability of urban settlements, with consequential and long-term impacts on the quality of life.

Features include:


• The location of the University within the Yorkshire region gives students an opportunity to engage directly with a changing local and regional context, particularly in the areas of post-industrial transformations, creatively led regeneration processes and urban-rural developments.


• Excellent international networks and joint activities with other institutions/research centres across the globe, including: the University of Seville in Spain, Tongji University of Shanghai in China, the University of Padova and Pavia in Italy)


• Projects with industry and community stakeholders (e.g. Kirklees Council)


• Seminars by leading practitioners, researchers and visiting professors from a number of highly-ranked universities

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Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval.
  • You will be required to submit a digital version of a portfolio of design or graphic work together with your application. The portfolio must contain between 5 and 10 A4 pages of work, and include design, sketches and other kinds of graphic work. Preference should be given to work that is relevant to the discipline of urban design. The portfolio should provide evidence of your individual contribution (rather than team work), including critical observation and other analytical skills, as well as the capability to represent your ideas through a design based activity. A sample piece of written work (1 page) should also be included.

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