MSc Urban Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

This programme brings together a diverse set of analytical tools, research methods, and theories to better understand how cities are confronting the challenges to securing an inclusive, just and sustainable set of futures. By studying this MSc, you will not only gain an understanding of key concepts and theories in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies, but also develop a range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills to proceed into your chosen career path.

Studying MSc Urban Studies provides opportunities to draw upon a range of interrelated disciplines, including geography, planning, sociology, political science, architecture, anthropology and more. You will therefore develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for employment as researcher or practitioner in urban studies, or for progression to post-graduate research in urban studies, including initiative, independent learning, personal responsibility, and decision-making in complex situations.

Careers support

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service  that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester, you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability.

Careers support for international students 

The Careers Service provide specialist resources, advice and events for international students to help with career planning and making the most of your time while studying in Manchester. 

Global networks 

The University of Manchester is proud to have the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK.

International alumni groups are a great way to keep in touch with fellow Manchester graduates in your country. It is an opportunity to build professional and social networks.