MSc International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management
We are able to offer two Scholarships worth £10,500 and £4,000 for the MSc in International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management (IPSUM) programme. Students who wish to be considered for the fellowships must indicate the same on their application form. All eligible applicants who have already applied to the IPSUM course will be automatically considered. For further details please contact: Angelique Chettiparamb
MSc/PGDip/PG Cert in International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management
- Full-time MSc: 12 months
- Full-time PG DIP: 10 months
- Full-time PG Cert: 7 months
The aim of this degree is to prepare graduates for a career in urban planning and management primarily in the global South (but also in the global North in so far as they deal with issues in the South) by providing opportunities for upgrading knowledge and skills in a range of disciplines. Three key teaching and learning philosophies/strategies guide the programme design: internationalisation, interdisciplinarity and industry focus.
The MSc in International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management (IPSUM) is based on a 180 credits modular structure with three 20-credits core modules, three 20 credit option modules, one 30 credits Interdisciplinary Critical Study Project and one 30 credits Placement module. Three core modules deal with problems and issues in developing countries; theories to help conceptualise these issues; and tools and techniques to deal with it. Students who only do the three core modules will be eligible for a PG Certificate. Three more 20 credits option modules, one each from three disciplinary blocks (with the Real Estate Block being compulsory) will be chosen by Masters/Diploma students. MSc students will further gain 60 credits by undertaking a desk based 'Interdisciplinary Critical Review Project' and an international Work Placement Project.
The programme is jointly accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
- Urbanisation and Issues in Urban Governance
- Urban Planning and Governance: Tools and Techniques
- Theories and Concepts in Planning and Development
Development Studies Options:
- Gender and Development; Approaches to Gender and Development Policy and Practice
- Communication and Innovation in Development; Principles for Communication Design for Development
- Environment and Development - Problems and Policies; Environment and Development: Case Studies
- Microfinance; Poverty, Inequality and Livelihoods
- Microeconomics for Developing Countries
- Macroeconomics for Developing countries
- Air Pollution: Effects and Control
- Climate Change
- Water Resources
- Comparative International Planning Systems
- Built and Natural Environment
- Property and Environment
- Real Estate Economics
- Real Estate Management
- Real Estate Development
Core Capping Modules
- Critical Interdisciplinary Study Project
- International Work based learning
A good first degree in any cognate discipline or relevant work experience (minimum of 2 years) assessed as adequate by the University.
IELTS score of 7.00 with no component being less than 6.5.