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BSc Urban Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science
3 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades ABB

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34 points overall.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
50 / 450 across all five programmes in Planning and Environmental Management.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
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UCAS course code
UCAS institution code

Course description

Have you ever wondered why towns and cities around the world develop in different ways? Ever wanted to know why some cities thrive more than others? Or about who makes the decisions regarding urban development?

The BSc (Hons) Urban Studies is a three-year degree that focuses on contemporary patterns of urban and regional development, and the processes that contribute to change across cities and their surrounding regions.

The course is rich in both theory and practice-based elements, including fieldwork. It draws on human geography, town planning, environmental studies, politics and sociology, whilst optional units can be taken from across the University, including languages, providing a wide-ranging and intellectually stimulating course.

Manchester is a great place to study urban environments; it was the world's first industrial city and is now a vibrant 21st century metropolis. It is a place of major urban change with plenty of scope to explore urban development pressures and environmental impact.

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £17,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Emma Curran & Heather Gomes
+44 (0)161 275 0969
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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