MSc Global Urban Development and Planning / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Master of Science (MSc)
- 12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)
- Entry requirements
Minimum 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent).
Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
- How to apply
Apply online (from 8 October 2018)
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- We're ranked fifth in the UK for planning (Complete University Guide 2019).
- Improve your understanding of global urban development issues, particularly relating to cities of the global South.
- Develop the conceptual and operational skills to apply solutions for sustainable urban development in specific contexts, by drawing on the expertise of academics and practitioners from development studies, planning, architecture, and business studies.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information, see Open days
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
International students (per annum): £19,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
International students (per annum): £9,750
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Students will take either the International Planning field course or the Development Fieldwork course unit.
All students will be automatically enrolled on the International Planning field course, and the cost of this field course is incorporated into the course fees. Those students who wish to attend the Development Fieldwork course unit will have to express their preference by 1 October and pay the difference in cost by Christmas.
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.
In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelors degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course.
For more information, see Fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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