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Sustainable Cities MSc

Please note the course details apply to 2022 entry. The fee information reflects 2023/24 entry. Please check back for updated course information pertaining to 2023 entry, as further information will be published shortly.

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This Sustainable Cities MSc is an interdisciplinary programme that will develop your critical understanding of how cities are shaped by human and physical processes, so you can look behind the headlines. Our teaching extends beyond just the technical aspects of sustainable urban development to concentrate on people over infrastructure. We'll cover the science, social and economic theories of sustainable cities, with a focus on human geography, not engineering. We will help you to develop transferable skills which are embedded in our learning and assessment schemes and enhance your practical skills in data handling, interpretation and use.

Key benefits

  • Get an in-depth understanding of the concepts and practices of the future of cities.
  • Develop your critical understanding of how cities are shaped by both human and physical processes, allowing you to look beyond the technical aspects of sustainable urban development.
  • Draw on a range of international examples to support your understanding.
  • Use London as a laboratory to study urban sustainability.
  • Specialise in issues of social or environmental sustainability by choosing from a range of optional modules taught by the Geography Department and beyond.
  • Conduct in-depth research into sustainable cities.
  • Learn from guest practitioners and policy speakers.
  • Combine academic theory and real-world experience with an environment and society internship module.
  • Develop your links with the Urban Futures research group and access the ongoing work about the way that urban knowledges might produce more socially and environmentally sustainable cities.
  • Develop your critical understanding of the interrelationships between urbanization and human lifestyles, politics, economy, ecology and environment
  • Identify the challenges of managing cities in an integrated and sustainable manner

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Employability

On completion of the Sustainable Cities MSc programme, you will have attained a range of knowledge and skills that will allow you to excel in a wide range of careers. Graduates from this programme have gone onto careers in international organisations, agencies, consultancies, national and city governments, charities, research organisations, in addition to many pursuing doctoral degrees in academia.

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Employability

On completion of the Sustainable Cities MSc programme, you will have attained a range of knowledge and skills that will allow you to excel in a wide range of careers. Graduates from this programme have gone onto careers in international organisations, agencies, consultancies, national and city governments, charities, research organisations, in addition to many pursuing doctoral degrees in academia.

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