University of Plymouth: Smart Urban Futures

InstitutionUniversity of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Art, Design and Architecture View department profile
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught


Smart urban futures is a unique and innovative new MA programme that will equip you to address design challenges at the boundaries between smart technologies and urban design and planning. You will gain skills in IoT, smart technologies, open data, 3D fabrication, augmented reality and virtual reality complimented by core teaching in urban design, planning and placemaking.

Through a design lab approach, you will develop digital prototyping and place-making projects that respond to the opportunities and needs of digital living, transport, health, mobility, governance and sustainability in a holistic approach to smart urban futures.

This programme is also available to study part-time.

**Key features:**
- Unique programme in emerging field of smart urban futures.

- Digital and spatial skillset that synthesises digital and smart programming and urban design and planning skills.

- Addressing real urban challenges through a design lab approach.

- Co-design working within multi-disciplinary teams with external partners.

- Delivering innovation through social responsible approach.

- Focus on entrepreneurship and innovation delivered in conjunction with Future Entrepreneurship Centre at Plymouth Business School.

- Embedded within research excellence of smart cities and digital art and technology with internationally recognised academics.

- Career development and employability integral to the course through partnerships with industry and public sector partners.

- State of the art equipment including immersive visualisation and fabrication lab.


Plymouth University
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Plymouth University is the 15th largest higher education institution in the UK with more than 23,000 students and an alumni community consisting of 135,000 graduates spanning over 130 countries.

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