|Location||United Kingdom, Newcastle City Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£13,000.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree (1st, 2:1 or 2:2) in any built and natural Environment subjects or computer programming related subject area or equivalent overseas qualification (Geography Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Architectural/Environmental Engineering, Computing etc.)
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The MSc in Future Cities is the first course of its kind in the UK that is looking into the future of cities and provides you with the skills and knowledge to establish long term solutions using data and social science.
The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2050, seven out of ten people will be living in cities; yet as the UN-Habitat programme explains, cities are already using 78% of the earth’s resources and produce 60% of its CO2.
While the future of cities has become the main topic of discussion for local governments around the globe, it is becoming more apparent that the issues need a more holistic approach. This course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the geography, space, location and built and natural environment and their growing connection and dependencies on data in order for you to develop holistic solutions.
Urban planning and the future of cities are changing and this course will equip you with the skills needed for a career in this exciting and innovative industry.
We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of urban planning, urban management, urban design careers and advanced study opportunities. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, analytical research skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
You will develop practical applications to complex urban problems which also will support your case for employability with your future employers. Local and international field trips will put you in touch with government officials in this field across the world and extend your network of opportunities.