What is... Urban Regeneration & Development?
The Master of Science in Urban Regeneration and Development is a two-year part-time programme that reflects on the challenges facing our existing city, town and village centres today in terms of the renewal of underutilised and decaying urban areas. The programme equips students with the knowledge and tools to tackle issues of urban decline in an effective and innovative manner. It will appeal to built environment practitioners and others who wish to broaden their skills in understanding and managing the processes and products of urban regeneration and development.
The programme is designed to be multi-disciplinary and highly engaged with industry and civic society, encouraging best practice and reflectiveness, and to facilitate new research and innovation in urban regeneration. Sustainability is at the core of the programme, and shows how urban regeneration can benefit both the local and wider economy, environment and society.
The programme exposes students to both traditional and emerging toolkits. Successful urban regeneration requires familiarity and competence in a range of skillsets, including but not exclusive to: development economics; urban planning and design; public engagement; and heritage conservation.
The requirements of the MSc in Urban Regeneration and Development are that each student must achieve a minimum number of 90 ECTS credits to successfully complete the course. A total of 30 credits are assigned to research techniques and the associated research dissertation (completed in year two). The remaining 60 credits are divided between two academic years and comprise of Core and Optional (elective) Modules.