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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
1 - 4 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 3900 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 12849 per year

All study options

About Civic Design at University of Liverpool

As the world’s first planning school, established 1909, Civic Design offers you quality professional education within a setting renowned for its innovative, influential research and scholarship.

Civic Design is one of the four subject disciplines within the School of Environmental Sciences and specialises in the planning of cities and regions. Our work falls into the following research groups:-

  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Policy formulation
  • Management and governance
Subject Outline

We place a high value on our thriving Postgraduate Research (PGR) and have over 90 active PGR students with ~25 PGR students contributing to the work of our four groups.

You’d be joining a team that has close links with schools across Europe, the Americas and Pacific Asia. We’ve a high profile too, as editors of the international Town Planning Review publication.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 4 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 3900 per yearInternational course feesGBP 12849 per year
  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 6 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 1170 per yearInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 - 4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 3900 per yearInternational course feesGBP 12849 per year
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 - 7 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 1170 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for all our postgraduate programmes is a good first degree (2:1) or above, in a related area from an approved university or equivalent. Applications from those with non traditional qualifications and relevant work experience are also welcomed and will be considered on their individual merits. International Qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English Language Qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Unit, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23 International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5 Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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