Part time Master Degree in Urban Development

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Urban Development 2017

Urban Development

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

A program in urban development provides students with the knowledge to analyze and manage the development of current and future cities. Programs may vary, but common topics might include theories on finances, plans, policies and governance structures.

Part time Masters in Urban Development

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Master in Urban and Regional Development

University of Geneva
Campus February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. Master in Urban and Regional Development The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. The critical thinking aspect of these activities is another major focus of the programme: while students are required to master various tools and techniques, they must also develop reflective and critical approaches to urban and regional development in order to anticipate current AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Regional and urban planning Landscape architecture Regional development in the South Geographic information systems OBJECTIVES: The Master in Urban and Regional Development provides comprehensive training in the areas of regional, city and landscape planning. Training is provided via workshops which foreground the methods and tools used in urban and regional planning professions (diagnostics, projects, drawings, mapping, scale models, etc.). The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth initial training that prepares graduates for the job market. Curriculum Compulsory courses (40Credits) Specialisation courses (40Credits) Three research project workshops (40Credits) Thesis (40Credits) Mobility Students may go on an exchange for one semester, as early as the second semester. Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. No credits for the thesis can be obtained elsewhere. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Urban and Regional Development preparesgraduates for careers in regional and urban planning, landscape architecture and environmental management. Graduates find work in a variety of settings: specialised consulting firms, cantonal or municipal planning offices, local planning bodies, regional parks, development cooperation agencies, research agencies, etc. Admission Criteria Bachelor’s degree in geography, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, law, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, ethnology or an equivalent degree. or an equivalent degree. Merit-based admission. Applicants from universities of applied sciences whose prior course of study is related to urban planning may be accepted for the Master’s programme if their application is approved and they pursue a complementary programme of co-requisites (between 10 and 30 credits). Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Architecture-Restoration

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Architecture-Restoration deepens teaching elements of the 1st Cycle Degree course in Architectural Science, giving to the graduates a high level of technical knowledge and thorough historical-critical basis, essential to deal with crucial professional themes related to historical heritage on different levels: from a single building to... [+]

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Architecture-Restoration deepens teaching elements of the 1st Cycle Degree course in Architectural Science, giving to the graduates a high level of technical knowledge and thorough historical-critical basis, essential to deal with crucial professional themes related to historical heritage on different levels: from a single building to old town centers urban environment, to cultural landscape. The educational path is characterized by inter-disciplinary Laboratories which, through a practical approach, are suitable for dealing with various issues related to the project, easing students learning. The project, considered as cognitive experience, analysis and critical evaluation of the existing, exploits appropriate tools useful to protect, conserve, value, manage and promote cultural heritage. It can be observed, in contemporary society, an attention toward the latter as architectural and landscape assets convey the distinctiveness of the architecture-culture-territory connection. This is the reason why society needs technical and cultural professionals able to appropriately meet demands of territories which are in great challenge with the architectural and landscape heritage complexity related to the importance of recognizing, preserving over time and valuing the historical heritage that identifies the peculiarity of each country. First year History of City and Territory Environmental Technical Physics Elective Laboratory of Solids and Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering Mechanics of Solids and Structures Structural Engineering Laboratory of Strengthening of Historical Buildings Stengthening of Historical Buildings Laboratory for Sustainable Urban Regeneration City and Landscape Urban Design Economic Appraisal of the Design Second year Internship and further linguistic competences Final Project Laboratory of Design of Innovation in the Existing Architectural Design Environmental Design Economy of Environment and Territory Laboratory of Restoration Architectural Restoration Philosophy of Preservation in different cultural areas of the world Nondestructive Survey Architectural Survey for Restoration Materials Science Defense of Wood from Pests [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places Cycle Project workshop organized by Srishti and Premsela as part of the DutchDFA program. Disciplines The M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Cultural Studies Ecology and Environment Heritage Conservation Research – Art and Design Urban and Regional Planning LeNS (Learning Network on Sustainability) India Team working on the long-term goals – Visioning Session of LeNS India. Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Learning Networks on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Srishti Films The Kabir Project UNESCO Chair at Srishti While for most respondents the concept of a board game was novel, the game has a potential for communicating the FRA given the pre-requisites – Arpitha Kodiveri, ROOTS Project, Photo Courtesy: DEL Laboratory. Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources Cultural and natural heritage make places more livable. Cultural and natural heritage form the identity of a place Design and planning to respond to local context is more sustainable Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Student in a course on mapping places using GIS, course facilitators – HS Sudhira and Shweta Dange, Course: Making Places. Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in urban design and planning that is culturally and environmentally sustainable Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what is urban sustainability, cultural heritage and natural environment and why heritage contributes to better urban environments An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports GIS and spatial data survey and mapping; 3-D visualization Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, mapping, and community study Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places at different urban scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage. Ability to plan and design in a participatory with as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M.Plan. in Urban Design and Sustainability would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design, urban design, and sustainability design in a variety of creative professional practices such as planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and housing design. Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built environment, cities, heritage, sustainability and resilience. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design and planning entrepreneur Become an academic in a design program [-]

IAAD + Écoles de Condé

École de Condé
Campus September 2017 Italy France Paris Lyon Bordeaux Nice Nancy + 3 more

IAAD and the Écoles de Condé announce the signing of an important strategic partnership, which will result in the integration of these two units within a wider reality. Among the joint projects, new courses, new teaching models and new locations will be considered in order to increase opportunities for students. [+]

Master program in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE - New forms of contemporary living IAAD and the Écoles de Condé announce the signing of an important strategic partnership, which will result in the integration of these two units within a wider reality. Among the joint projects, new courses, new teaching models and new locations will be considered in order to increase opportunities for students. Through this partnership, unique in its kind, the two institutions will give a new dimension to their educational projects which will give a truly European value: at the beginning of a.y. 2013-2014, the courses France-Italy and Italy-France will be accessible to students of both schools. This agreement immediately allows IAAD students to access the Strategic Master of Écoles de Condé - as Communication, Architecture and Art Direction of Trade Luxury, Interior Design and common areas and the overall research and innovation - and French students to access to IAAD specializations - such as Transportation Design and Industrial Design. Inside the Écoles de Condé, the new courses will incorporate the knowledge of the language and culture of Italian design, improving the courses offered under the various Bachelor and Master of Design and Graphic Arts (design of spaces, the product of fashion and graphic design), and gradually form a proper area of Italian design. The Master examines the space designed both in its aesthetic and functional aspects and in those, less obvious, methods of use and symbolic values. It emerges a dual path, starting from the instinct of men to make room, placing its own habitat, investigates the performative value of built, depositary of the fundamental values of the community. Suggestions and theoretical stimuli become the material on which it's possible to develop the project activity focusing all attention on making concrete what elective scope of a designer. Objectives and teaching methodology Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and spreading. The rapid evolution of production methods and lifestyles increasingly requires adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change has become one of the main drivers of growth and competitive factor of contemporary economies. The traditional disciplinary boundaries are overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and technology transfer. Designers are required to know new tools of representation and sharing of information as well as to improve skills of listening to the needs. However, new opportunities open for designers who are asked to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge without conditions or obligations formal style. The product of creativity, also applied to a theme as old as the living, can become a software that helps us orient ourselves or an interface to manage a home automation application but in any case it must be time to take advantage of new knowledge to improve the welfare and meet the need for comfort. It seems clear, even from this brief introduction, that the master is not intended only to transfer a pre-established knowledge and consolidated experience as the use of techniques, materials typical of other fields such as literature, chemistry, neurosciences, cinema, computer science. Finally we want to give space to the themes typical of professional practice and management of the project and to the team of employees that the customer, considered part of the quality of work of the designer. In addition to the conscience of the economics of the project, students IAAD must acquire the ability to do marketing of themselves - essential to present and understand their work and their skills. During the course, great importance is given to presentations and design contest: students are encouraged to make presentations of their work and supported to participate in national and international contests: the projects must not only meet the designers, but they must be able to be appreciated and understood by juries of experts and the public. FACULTY Professionals working in the respective academic subject sectors, who know the main players of the sector and the skills needed to be competitive in the job market, make up IAAD teaching staff. Lecturers will be instrumental in helping students improve and comprehend which aspects of one's professionalism need to be perfected to enter the job market with a lead. Contributions of excellence IAAD believes in the value of cultural and experiential contamination, opening the doors of the university to professionals known nationally and internationally, experts who contribute to the didactic, leading workshops, seminars and lectures. Students will have the unique opportunity to interact with "gurus" of the sector, who will join IAAD faculty as Visiting professors. Coordinator of the master Federico De Giuli Born in 1966, Federico De Giuli is Architect and deals with architectural design and project management of recovery. He is partner and director of the company DORAPAL Spa that deals in the business of real estate development and restoration. For years he has been publishing the magazine Cluster on the issues of the city of design and innovation. He is the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of IAAD and advisor of the Danish Index. [-]

Master in Archi­tecture and Urbanism

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The study branch of Architecture in the English language is part of the four - semester master programme Architecture and Urbanism. The master programme is intended for international students with a Bachelor [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. Field of Study Architecture Entrance Exams NON Entrance Requirements - fully completed application form - portfolio of student's projects A4 - English language certificate Level of English - TOEFL score 550(paper based), 213 (pc – based) or 80 (internet) - IELTS 6.0 - First Certificate Scholarship not for the first year students [-]

Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. [+]

Master in Urban Studies The two-year Master’s program in Urban Studies combines rigorous academic research with intensive field-work. The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. Our students have previous academic background in architecture and/or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars, and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Master in Urban Studies is its reliance on theoretically informed action in the field. We take students’ effort seriously: the program engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publishing of best works. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, Baltic countries and Russia. Curriculum includes number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars and practitioners. Students also participate in hosting the annual international conference Urban and Landscape Days in Tallinn. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge. The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. ABOUT PROGRAM As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic, and political developments of today. The interdisciplinary Master’s program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity, integrating knowledge from urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Contemporary urban situation is studied as a multifaceted phenomenon, which cannot be understood from a single disciplinary perspective. In preparing students for understanding and intervening in urban space, the dual character of city as a built form and as a social process is emphasised. The program leads students to have an insight in the dynamics of institutions, actors, and conflicts that shape today’s cities. The mission of the English-speaking Master’s program in Urban Studies is to understand and analyse contemporary urban problems and act upon these problems in terms of design, policy, activism, and research. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge (urban design, urban and spatial planning, state and municipal policy making, public expertise, community advocacy, social activism, academic and practice-based research). The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. It offers regular guest lectures and lectures courses by international scholars and practitioners. The element of interactivity is important and students often work in small groups. Intensive urban fieldwork is complemented by regular consultations with teachers. History of the program Combining influences from typomorphological approach of Aldo Rossi and conceptual urbanism of Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, the program was established by professor Jan Verwijnen in early 2000s. From the start, the Urban Studies curriculum linked architecture to philosophy, urban history, critical economic theory, cultural studies and knowledge of new planning tools. The driving idea was to re-ground architecture and urbanism, so that projects – defined as “urban interventions” – would grow from contemporary urban phenomena, not from ossified professional practices or historical models. The program was characterised by an intense interest in everyday life, its spatial context and new conceptualisations of space as a process. The first Urban Studies Days were organised in 2004. The aim was to bring in high-level international experts and to discuss Tallinn’s planning and urban development in the spirit of Berlin’s Stadtforum. Later the event was renamed Urban and Landscape Days, and it is organised annually in April or May. In 2005, Panu Lehtovuori took the responsibility in 2005 to run the program and develop the curriculum. Since autumn 2012, the program has been led by Dr. Maros Krivy. STUDIES The Master’s program in Urban Studies provides the students with: theoretical ground for understanding urban history and contemporary urban development, practical research and methodological skills for analysing urban situations in a rich, comprehensive and interdisciplinary way, design skills engaging the student in work on urban and spatial planning, international and comparative perspective. Pedagogically, the curriculum consists of: lectures courses, in which key debates in contemporary urban studies an architectural theory is presented, reading seminars, where students are engaged in critical discussion of these debates, semester-long research studios, the core element of the program, in which students analyse, engage and propose solutions to ‘real’ urban situations, utilising wide range of planning (scenario planning, interventions) and academic (interviews, observation, archival research) methods, seminaries held by invited lecturers, who provide expert knowledge on multiple fields central to the urban question (geography, history, art history, detailed planning, software tools), annually changing workshops and courses on topical themes, which are shared between first and second year MA students, helping the two groups to integrate. The basic structure of the Master’s program is as follows: 1st year, autumn term: urban and architectural theory, typomorphology studio 1st year, spring term: scenario-planning studio 2nd year, autumn term: urban research studio, urban planning studio (held in collaboration with students of Architecture program) 2nd year, spring term: Master’s thesis. ADMISSIONS Depending on their background discipline, prospective students have an outstanding portfolio of either design or written work (realised or published work is not required, but it is an advantage) in a field relevant to the discipline of Urban Studies (architecture, planning, social sciences, art history, etc.). Students’ strong interest in urban phenomena, manifested in their previous work at the level of design skills and/or research experience is decisive. Crucially, prospective students are able to manifest that they are willing and capable to integrate these two forms of urban knowledge in their Master’s studies. Prospective students are able to formulate original questions, problems and approaches that they would like to pursue during the Master’s studies. Fluent command of English language is required. The process of selecting prospective students has two rounds. In the first round, the applicants are assessed based on the submitted portfolio of written and/or design work and the CV. In the second round, in-depth interviews are conducted with prospective candidates. The requirement for admissions to Master’s studies is a Bachelor’s degree, higher education obtained on the basis of professional higher education curriculum or other relevant qualification that gives access to Master’s studies. Educational certificates issued abroad are recognized by Estonian Academy of Arts on the basis of the assessments and opinions of the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS The admission period for international applicants is March 1st till May 1st, 2016. Application can be filled online. ESTONIAN APPLICANTS The admission period for Estonian applicants is June 20th till July 3rd, 2016. Application can be filled online. [-]

Master's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are focused on sustainable development with specialization in either Human Geography, Political Science or Sociology. These three courses start with a joint course module in method and analysis, which develops your insights and skills in methods and analyses of particular relevance to sustainable development. You practice your abilities and skills in operationalizing by working with different sustainability indicators and by working creatively to develop new, alternative indicators. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and abilities in traditional field-studies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skills in forward-looking studies, like scenario techniques and prognosis. The second semester ends with thematic studies and an independent project. Specific entry requirements A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study human geography, sociology, political science, history, gender studies, media and communication studies, or another social science subject. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. Qualifications (degree awarded) Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits] Career The programme has a clear professional profile, which will enhance the employability as a public official, planner and manager in governments, administrations and other organisations for which sustainable development is a vital goal, nationally and internationally. The programme further lays the ground to make Ph. D. education possible in one of the three main subjects of the programme. Additional information The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016. [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time 1 - 2  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. Benefits of the programme The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) Closing dates 31 August (non-South African students) 31 October (South African citizens and permanent residents) The closing date for short courses is one week before start of the course. [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Urban Design

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters of Architectural Science in Urban Design provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to the details of how design is part of the answer, to appreciate the principles for designing places, and to work creatively in an interdisciplinary environment towards understanding of the forces that shape the urban environment. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters of Architectural Science in Urban Design provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to the details of how design is part of the answer, to appreciate the principles for designing places, and to work creatively in an interdisciplinary environment towards understanding of the forces that shape the urban environment. Students will acquire advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge of urban design as well as practical knowledge through field trips, case studies and design-based studio work. To gain relevance, studio and aligned modules seek to engage with decision makers, current debates and challenges in Ireland while contextualizing their global relevance. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes The programme is for graduates of disciplines engaged in the care and development of the designed environment. Students of this Masters programme have included architects, engineers, planners, archaeologists, art historians, quantity surveyors and geographers. Career Opportunities Graduates will gain advanced skills in analysis, critique and problem solving of urban design issues, and will be able to appreciate the decision-making process surrounding the design of the urban environment, both nationally and internationally. Those with advanced qualifications in this field will have a distinct advantage in securing roles defining the future of the man-made environment. Past students in the course’s connected programmes have gone on to become international or national experts in their selected fields. Many of these students have changed the way that the designed environment is perceived, designed, planned, protected and developed. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArchSc Urban Design (T282) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 nonEU fee per year - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships. Entry Requirements A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant programme. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Testimonial Graduate Profile Cang Chen, China, Graduate I chose Ireland because it is an English-speaking county in Europe, which has a beautiful landscape and friendly people. I chose UCD because it is one of the best universities worldwide, with quality teaching in the subject area of Urban Design. Additionally, the UCD School of Architecture is of an excellent standard, and has a significant and influential impact on urban design and urban planning in Ireland. UCD is a modern university with kind hearted staff, excellent teaching and great facilities. My future plan is to be an urban designer. I believe the knowledge I have gained at UCD will help me in my future career, for example, useful research methods like Space Syntax. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

MSc in Architecture

Lund University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Lund

Lund University's School of Architecture produces creative architects with the ability to identify and address problems within the field of architecture and infrastructure. The programme is both artistic and academic and provides comprehensive training in dealing with spatial design problems and theoretical issues. [+]

Programme overview

The world of today is growing more globally interlinked and connected, thus offering new challenges for architecture. These challenges concern everything from the densification of cities and sustainability, to threats related to extreme events and the environment. Lund University, located in the dynamic Copenhagen-Malmö region, is well known for its competence and knowledge, and offers superb resources for studying these matters in a broader context. The programme combines best practice with advanced research, thus educating students to become highly skilled professionals who are competitive at an international level. Teaching contains both theoretical and hands-on projects aiming to find future-focused solutions to real-world issues. The programme features international collaboration, as well as locally active professionals. The process of working/learning consists of a mixture of workshops, crits, tutorials with invited guests (both international and local) and longer projects that will be exhibited to a public audience. The objectives of the Master’s programme in Architecture are: to offer a broad education in architecture with possible specialisation within three main fields (Advanced Architectural Design, Spatial Experiment, and Human Shelter/Urban Space) to provide students with the skills to manifest an internationally recognised capacity to act within a challenging but uncertain future related to globalization and extreme situations. Programme structure... [-]


Master in Interior Architecture for Business Habitat

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus March 2017 Italy Turin

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. Traditional disciplinary boundaries have been overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and the transfer of technology. Designers are now required to know new design skills and ways of information sharing, as well as have improved ability to listen to the needs of clients. On the other hand, it provides designers with new opportunities to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge but yet without formal conditions or style obligations. Even when applied to interior architecture, the designer must be able to make use of new skills to delineate separated professions, those typical of the architecture. The way of selling ‘sales’ has changed mainly because of the dissemination of “online shopping” and effect of mass distribution. New forms of shared consumption have been established and commercial spaces now take on new forms and functions. As in many other fields, they are not uniform linear transformations but are rather coexisting contradictory phenomena in very distinct situations. Local businesses have survived mass distribution because ‘zero kilometer’ goods are displayed side by side with goods coming from other continents. Even the shop under your house is not immune to the online buying phenomenon. Each industry sector has developed a mix of technologies and processes that the designer must be able to know how to use and to which the project has to adapt to. The very concept of ownership and selling is being questioned in favor of other forms of access to goods and services. The ‘experience’ of a product remains fundamental, even when a sale is not ‘on the spot’, it has become even more important to transmit the intangible values, narrative and symbology associated with the goods. Creativity, when also applied to a complex issue like commercial spaces can sometimes be rendered in a software program to track a shipment as in an interface to manage to an online business application or an interactive information system, but in any case it must aim to take advantage of new knowledge/systems to improve the effectiveness of the process. MASTER OBJECTIVES There are 3 main objectives. To transmit elements characterizing the Italian "style" in interior design by analysing the works of the main twentieth century architects. To analyse framework elements also technological and cultural innovations that are profoundly changing the relationship between commodity and consumer. In this section beyond the evolution of consumption strategies,students will have in depth study of the relationship between a city as a whole and its commercial functions from urban,sociological and anthropological points of view. In this context, some lessons will be dedicated to the basic understanding of e-commerce given the network a natural extension of the commercial space even though not expressly covered in the domain of interior designers. Finally, we will seek to enrich the technical background of the designer is with reference to technical design and the professional practice both technological knowledge and new materials as the need to focus countless processes in a very short time, is a unique characteristic of commercial installations for where you need to be very familiar with the tools of planning processes and resources and how to share them with the working group. Starting from the needs analysis to the implementation of what was planned, each phase of the work must be systematized and better structured in order to facilitate teamwork and the rationality of the design and manufacturing process; from the comparison with the customer, to the procurement to the management of the times and ways of construction. MASTER COORDINATOR Federico De Giuli Born in 1966, Federico De Giuli is Architect and deals with architectural design and project management of recovery. He is partner and director of the company DORAPAL Spa that deals in the business of real estate development and restoration. For years he has been publishing the magazine Cluster on the issues of the city of design and innovation. He is the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of IAAD and advisor of the Danish Index. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES // Preliminary Module Preliminary Module can be accessed by graduates and postgraduates in Architecture and professionals seeking a specialization in interior design. Admission depends on the evaluation of the candidacy, which will have to be presented through a cover letter, curriculum vitae and portfolio. IAAD reserves the right to ask the candidate, when deemed necessary, an additional interview at the head office or via Skype. // Master Module Admission to Master Module from Preliminary depends on the positive result of the exams undertaken during Preliminary. 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MSc in PLANET Europe

Radboud University
Campus September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

A Master's programme with a focus on the European dimension of spatial planning, spatial and environmental policy and regional economic development. [+]

The Master's programme on European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development (PLANET Europe) - a two year joint Master's programme – is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective. The programme PLANET Europe is a joint Master's Programme of Radboud University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Cardiff University that prepares graduates for a career in strategic spatial planning in Europe, and is designed for students who would like to better understand the influences of the European Union and international developments on space, the environment and the economy and who would like to address large-scale spatial challenges such as climate change or transnational river management in their future careers. The programme allows a specialization on either European spatial planning and sustainable development or on European spatial planning and regional economic development and leads to an internationally-recognized double degree (MSc) from leading European planning schools. Partner universities - Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom) - Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) - Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Multiple Master's degrees - Master of Science in Spatial Planning - Master of Science in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment - Master of Science in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, and Regional Development Specialisations PLANET Europe is a collaborative programme taught over 2 years to a value of 120 ECs. You need to choose a specialization track during the application process: - European Spatial and Sustainable Development (RU/CU – track) - European Spatial and Regional Economic Development (RU/BTH – track) In both specialisations all students start with a comprehensive introduction on the European dimension of spatial planning and the spatial impacts of EU policies in semester 1 at Radboud University in The Netherlands. In semester 2 students either continue at Cardiff University in Cardiff on sustainable development in policy and practice, or they continue at BTH in Karlskrona with a semester on innovation and cohesion in the EU. In semester 3, students apply their knowledge to planning practice and receive further training on cross-national communication and presentation skills. Students complete their studies with an individual Master’s thesis on a topic of their choice under joint supervision from experts from two of the universities. Depending on the choice of track, students stay at Nijmegen, Cardiff, and Karlskrona during the last two semesters. ... [-]

Master of Property Development and Investment

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Part time 2 - 4 

This course is designed for both property and real estate investment practitioners, and graduates in related fields who wish to extend their qualifications and expertise in property development and investment. Graduates have a commitment to professionalism in the property and real estate investment sectors. [+]

This course is for property and investment professionals who want to upgrade their qualifications or expertise or for those who wish to enter the property and real estate investment industries. In the first year students develop an understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development, how to evaluate real estate assets, and how to assess development feasibility.

Career options include positions in banking and government instrumentalities, real estate finance, property management and development, and real estate investment.

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Master of Architecture in Landscape Architecture

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. [+]

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. You will obtain knowledge for creative and critical thinking in developing landscape policy, rational use of resources, design process and materials, renovation and restoration of landscape. The research is performed in the following directions: landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape planning. This programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree is required in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or the second-level professional higher education in similar disciplines such as geography, forestry, agriculture, environment management, ecology, territorial planning and design. Students need to have the basic knowledge in drawing, composition, history of architecture and landscape architecture, theory of landscape architecture, landscape analysis and landscape design. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kinds of architecture, design, research companies. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study programme at universities in Latvia or abroad. Why study Landscape Architecture at the Latvia University of Agriculture? Professional and knowledgeable academic staff. The research work in architecture science deals with the solution of topical problems in urban environment, cultural historical rural environment, the process of changes in nature foundation and new landscape elements and factors. You will have the opportunity to study in an international and multidisciplinary environment since there is cooperation with the Estonian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish universities. Within the framework of Erasmus network LE: NOTRE Thematic Network Project, students have an opportunity to participate in international study courses online and get acquainted with the international experience. Summer Schools, team work in research projects, solving current ecological, social and aesthetical problems, opportunities to publish research works in the Scientific Journal "Landscape Architecture and Art". Modern environment for creative work in the reconstructed historic hunting palace Valdeka. [-]

Master Of Science In One Cycle In Architecture

Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Campus October 2017 Italy Matera

The educational objective of the Degree Course in one cycle, in compliance with Directive 85/384 / EEC, is to create a professional profile that combines a specific design skills to architectural and urban level to mastery of systems for the building feasibility of ' work that has come up, so you can follow competently run properly from the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Urban Development. The educational objective of the Degree Course in one cycle, in compliance with Directive 85/384 / EEC, is to create a professional profile that combines a specific design skills to architectural and urban level to mastery of systems for the building feasibility of ' work that has come up, so you can follow competently run properly from the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic. Learning objectives Over the five years of study, the activities have a balanced spread between the theoretical and practical aspects, so as to enable students to achieve basic learning objectives as: the ability to design the scale of the building, the city and the countryside; knowledge of the history and theories of architecture; knowledge of the theories and techniques of restoration; knowledge of urban design and planning; the knowledge of investigation and preparation of the construction project methods; the knowledge of the structural design, construction and civil engineering; the knowledge of physical problems and technologies, for a building design that takes into account climate factors; the technical skills to properly design buildings both from a safety point of view (structural, plant, distribution), both from the point of view of the cost factor taking into account of in the field of construction regulations. The educational activities The set of activities is divided into three periods: the first cycle (first and second year) is oriented to basic training. The second cycle (third and fourth year) the scientific-technical and vocational training. the third cycle (fifth year) to the preparation of the thesis. Tuition is provided for compulsory attendance to be satisfied with the participation in all modes of learning provided in the teachings. The achievement of 300 Credits (CFU) provided, including exams, laboratory work and training, will allow students to earn the Master of Science in Architecture. traineeships Students must carry out over the course of their studies an internship at affiliated external parties with the University. This is an opportunity to get a first hands-on approach with the workplace and to develop a training activity oriented to objectives specifically related to the work context in which students are placed. The application for the identification of training activities to be carried out must be submitted to the Council of the Study Programme, according to the procedures laid down by it, which also deals with the assessment of domade and their approval. We remind you that the frequency of training activities is compulsory. [-]