M.A. Urban Studies

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR22900 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR7200 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Dublin, Ireland
The Urban Studies programme from University College Dublin is an inter-disciplinary programme with a substantial urban geography component. Students will gain critical reading, writing and thinking skills through an examination of a range of issues – both historical and contemporary – facing cities and regions.

Description

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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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • EUR22900 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR7200 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits 90
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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

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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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University College Dublin, Ireland

Ireland University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest provider of Graduate Education in Ireland. It has a rich heritage stretching back more than 150 years. Today, the university has a thriving graduate community of some 6,800 students who work and learn on two world-class campuses, and in numerous associated research and teaching institutions. As an internationally recognised and research-driven university, UCD attracts talented students from around the world.