Urban Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    22900
    Tuition (Year)
    7200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

How will I benefit?

You will develop a range of discipline-specific and transferable and skills to a high level as well as undertake independent research under the supervision of an academic expert. In particular, you will be encouraged to think independently, develop self-discipline as well as improving communication and team-working skills, all crucial in the current marketplace. The MA in Urban Studies degree from University College Dublin will also provide students who wish to move to professional training or doctoral study with an excellent academic foundation.

What is the programme about?

The programme aims to produce graduates who are able to analyze and interpret the world in which we live, depending on your chosen research focus:

  • Urban politics and governance
  • Urban environmental issues
  • Urban social and cultural studies
  • Regional development and the knowledge economy

Programme Structure

Core Modules

  • Geographic Analysis
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Reading Urban landscapes
  • Urban and Regional Development

Elective Modules

  • Physical Geography of Cities
  • Urban Studies Field Trip
  • Housing Planning and Sustainability
  • Urban Environment: Risk, Resilience, Sustainability
  • Contested Urban Environments

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in any academic field, with a preference for fields of study related to your chosen stream.
  • Good academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation. At least one of these should be a member of academic staff at your current institution.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 22900 International
  • EUR 7200 EU/EEA

Funding

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