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University of Glasgow: Urban Studies

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Social & Political Sciences View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/socialpolitical
Study type Taught

Summary

This certificate offers a Masters level, flexible introduction to key issues in contemporary cities and debates in urban scholarship. It allows you to select from a range of courses on offer in a leading centre of urban research and teaching.

You can choose from courses in the fields of urban and public policy, real estate, planning, regeneration, transportation and housing.

Successful completion provides a route to masters study for students without prior degree level qualification.

You can choose from courses in the fields of urban and public policy, real estate, planning, regeneration, transportation and housing.

Successful completion provides a route to masters study for students without prior degree level qualification.

  • You will be taught by academics from a world leading centre of urban research - ranked top in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • Many courses feature guest lectures from policy and practice experts, study visits or project work.
  • The city of Glasgow is the ideal urban laboratory to explore how and why cities are changing.

Full-time students will be enrolled for either semester 1 or semester 2 and can select courses amounting to 60 credits from those on offer in the semester in which they are registered. Part-time students can select any combination of courses up to the value of 60 credits from the full range offered during their period of study. Courses are delivered via lectures and seminars. Some courses include field trips, contributions by external speakers, case studies and projects. There may be opportunities for group work and/or individual presentations depending on the courses selected.

Semester 1

  • BIG DATA AND URBAN ANALYTICS
  • CONTEMPORARY PLANNING SYSTEMS
  • DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
  • DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
  • GOVERNANCE AND MARKETS
  • HOUSING CONTEXTS
  • PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF GIS (10 CREDITS)
  • PROGRAMMING TOOLS FOR URBAN ANALYTICS
  • REAL ESTATE VALUATION AND APPRAISAL
  • SUSTAINABLE URBAN FUTURES (10)
  • TRANSPORT STUDIES
  • UNDERSTANDING HOUSING MARKETS

Semester 2

  • ADVANCED REAL ESTATE VALUATION AND APPRAISAL
  • COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND ENGAGEMENT (COLLABORATION W/ PRINCE'S FOUNDATION FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY)
  • DESIGNING PLACES
  • DEVELOPMENT APPRAISAL FOR REAL ESTATE SURVEYORS
  • EVIDENCE, EVALUATION AND POLICY
  • HOUSING, INEQUALITY AND SOCIETY
  • INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS
  • INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKETS
  • REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • SPATIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES
  • STRATEGIC REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
  • TRANSPORT PLANNING METHODS
  • UNDERSTANDING HEALTH POLICY
  • URBAN DESIGN POLICY AND PRACTICE

Career opportunities include working within central or local government, the public or voluntary sector in a policy making or evaluation role.

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The University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Political Sciences  links core social science disciplines to deliver high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research. We offer a wide variety of programmes for those interested in the development and impact of economies and societies globally.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Social & Political Sciences is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

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