University College London

Urban Studies (MSc)

This unique course is a collaboration between four UCL faculties (the Bartlett; Arts and Humanities; Engineering; and Social and Historical Sciences).  Students take two core modules in “Urban imaginations” and “City, space and power” and then choose further courses from over twenty optional modules ranging from research training (for the dissertation) to specialist modules such as “Creative cities”, “Spatial planning”, “Urban design”, “Asian cities in a globalizing South”, “Italian cinema and the city”, and “Post-colonial theory and the multicultural city.” This advanced interdisciplinary programme is aimed at two main groups of students:  first, students from a professional background who wish to take an opportunity for critical reflection and skills enhancement for their career development; and second, students who wish to consider embarking on a research career in the urban field and see the MSc as a useful first step towards independent writing and research at PhD or postdoctoral level. Entry requirements are the equivalent of a first or upper-second class degree. Full time, part time and flexible study options are available.