De Montfort University: International Urban Design
|Institution||De Montfort University View institution profile|
|Department||Arts, Design and Humanities|
The course focuses upon developing a spatial understanding of the underlying principles and current theories needed to understand and respond to (design) the challenges that 21st century urbanisation presents across the globe. It supports you in developing a spatial design skill-set able to respond to the complex array of social, economic and environmental factors affecting cities, as well as to cultural issues, such as spatial traditions and histories of city form and design. Opportunities to attend study trips overseas underpin the learning and form an integral part of key modules. In recent years the School has run many successful overseas study trips to a wide variety of cities in Europe, South and North America Asia and the Global South; the School also benefits from research/ collaboration links to Schools of Architecture overseas.
The programme concludes with a ‘thesis’ module. Two pathways are available. Whilst both focus upon ‘design’, one offers opportunity to conclude your studies in an extensive written thesis, whilst the other offers opportunity to conclude your studies in a thesis comprising of drawn/ modelled/ illustrated outputs in combination with a shorter written text. All students also have the option of a year of industry placement prior to commencing their thesis studies.
At the end of the programme students will have developed key skills in articulating, communicating and illustrating complex city analysis and proposal, underpinned by knowledge of theories relevant to current practice and global urban issues. It is anticipated that employment opportunities will arise in city planning offices and consultancy, urban and commercial development consultancy and architectural design offices. Graduates will also be able to join the Urban Design Group as a member and as a recognised practitioner.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Engineering Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design. Offers are based on a criteria that includes first degree results, a portfolio of work and professional experience.
Interviews; face-to-face or via Skype may form part of the application process; applicants with a 2.1 or above will not normally be interviewed.
If you have no formal academic qualiﬁcations but have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
|EU||8100 GBP for Whole course|
|England||8100 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||8100 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||8100 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||8100 GBP for Whole course|
|International||14100 GBP for Whole course|
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