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This unique MSc combines building and urban design within a single programme related to the concerns of, and conditions in, developing countries. It combines cultural, social, economic, political and spatial analysis in order to present a holistic response to the growing complexities within the design and production of urban form. What and how will I learn? Students examine economic, social, cultural and spatial elements in the production of urban form and building alongside the principles of designing for development, including affordability, acceptability, sustainability, participation and responsiveness. The practice of design is linked with developmental processes of action: area identification, client promotion, stakeholder participation and project implementation. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (90 credits), one optional course (30 credits) and a development and planning report (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules Transforming Local Areas: Urban Design for Development Participatory Process: Building for Development THE BUDD STUDIO Dissertationreport All MSc students submit a 10,000 word report on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest. Options Housing Policy, Programme and Project Alternatives Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities The City and Its Relations Urban Development Policy, Planning and Management Gender in Policy and Planning Socially Sensitive Development in Practice Social Development and Poverty Reduction: From Theory to Practice Urban Environmental Planning and Management in Development Urban Agriculture Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South Management and Planning for Development Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukdpucoursesmastersmsc_building The programme is delivered through a combination of weekly lectures, seminar presentations, group exercises and workshops. Students are encouraged to explore different tools, techniques, concepts and ideas throughout the programme and test these during the field project. Assessment is through coursework, design work, written examinations and the 10,000 word report. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together dozens of scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future. The Development Planning Unit is an international centre concerned with promoting sustainable forms of development, understanding rapid urbanisation and encouraging innovation in the policy, planning and management responses to the economic, social and environmental development of cities and regions, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Its programmes are supported by international agencies as well as by national and provincial governments. Your future career The programme enables graduates to work in NGO's and local government ? facilitating community organisations and households to improve their living conditions. Graduate destinations range from UK-based organisations in the public, private and community sectors, to governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations which operate in a development capacity in the South. Recent graduates have also been employed by international NGOs and Aid and Development Agencies. Some graduates return to their home countries and engage in the practice, teaching or research of urban development, urban design and architecture practice others have successfully sought employment in international development organisations away from their own countries. Entry Requirements The normal minimum qualifications are a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK univer
This unique MSc combines building and urban design within a single programme related to the concerns of, and conditions in, developing countries. It combines cultural, social, economic, political and spatial analysis in order to present a holistic response to the growing complexities within the design and production of urban form. What and how will I learn? Students examine economic, social, cultural and spatial elements in the production of urban form and building alongside the principles...