For those seeking a critical understanding of contemporary urbanisation in both developed and developing countries. The programme provides an understanding of contemporary urban issues including regeneration, urban design and sustainability.
London, with its immense range of research and policy institutes, and its cultural, social and political resources, provides a perfect context for studying this degree. With an increasing majority of the world's population living in cities, urbanisation is one of the most important social processes today. This programme explores the nature of cities, with all their conflicts, complexity and diversity. With options ranging from an applied, hands-on internship to more theoretical module units on 'the city', students can construct their own framework for understanding cities, the processes of urbanisation and their impact on the environment. A major element of the degree is its focus on the policy implications of contemporary urbanisation.
Professor Tim Butler
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Students on this programme have gone on to: undertake further postgraduate study as research students; work as research analysts for international consultancies; occupy senior management positions.
Year of entry 2013