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Sustainable Cities MA/MSc

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Overview

Unique in the UK, the only MA/MSc to explicitly address sustainable cities. Interdisciplinary programme. Internships available. Focuses on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments. Leads to careers in: international organisations, agencies, consultancies, national and city governments, charities, research organisations and academia.


Key benefits

  • Unique in the UK it is the only MA/MSc to address sustainable cities explicitly.
  • Programme is interdisciplinary.
  • Internships are available.
  • Located in the heart of London.

 


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake Approximately 20 FT/PT.

Course leaders Dr Federico Caprotti (federico.caprotti@kcl.ac.uk)

Course contact for further information

 Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact email Enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Department of Geography

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) e.g. GPA of 3.3 from a US University. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.

Application procedure

We run a rolling admissions system. We aim to process all complete applications within four weeks; during February and March and over holiday periods, applications may take longer to process. There is no set deadline.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme. In this statement please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying for this programme and what you hope to gain from it, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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Course detail

Description

The MA/MSc Sustainable Cities programme provides advanced level understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities, with a specific focus on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments.

The programme aims to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the interrelationships between urbanization and human lifestyles, politics, economy, ecology and environment.
  • Develop a critical understanding of human impacts on physical processes in cities, and the implications for habitation and liveability. 
  • Develop an ability to evaluate critically advanced scholarship in the field of urban policy, with reference to sustainable environmental management. 
  • Promote initiative and the exercise of independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level. 
  • Develop relevant transferable skills embedded in the learning and assessment schemes in the programme. 
  • Develop practical skills in data handling, interpretation, and use, and develop skills in (inter) relating physical dynamics to social, political and management processes. 
  • Enable those with first degrees in a range of disciplines – geography, sociology, environmental science, engineering etc to focus on the challenges of managing cities in an integrated and sustainable manner.
  • Enable those taking the programme to deploy scientific and social and economic theory within a sustainability framework which takes into account the need to address the needs of society, the economy and the protection of environmental services.

Course purpose

The degree combines pure and applied research methods from human and physical geography leading to an advanced level understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities. Specific foci will be the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies, environments and social structure and process.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspxhttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/study/masters/timetablesmodules.aspx

Course format and assessment

Specialist taught modules assessed by essay, presentation, lab work and occasionally by examination. The three-month dissertation is a core module and can be taken overseas or in the UK.

Structure

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Career prospects

Programme graduates work in a wide variety of areas including: international organisations, agencies and consultancies, national and city governments, charities, research organisations (governmental and non-governmental) and academia.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£17,550 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£8,775 p.a. (2016/17)*

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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