University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Urban Design

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Course summary

Study an urban design degree to explore the design of cities, from urban strategies to architectural interventions, addressing concerns of environmental justice and urban equity. This new urban design degree explores the speculative design of future cities and urbanisation, informed by site-focused research, within specific local, regional and global contexts. You'll discover more about ecological justice and urban inequalities, from urban strategies to architectural interventions. The course brings together three distinct areas. One is a focus on inventive design projects, from future cities to historic urban precedent. Second is ecological justice and urban equity, which is how we make environmental and social issues the main priority when designing cities. We explore shared public spaces, who has access to these, how the wider city is developed, and how fair this development is. Third, we address urban change across vast scales of space (planetary to material) and time (from daily lives to generational struggles). What you should know about this course

  • Explore the design of cities, from urban strategies to architectural interventions.
  • Focus on concerns of environmental justice and urban equity - who has access to public spaces and how fair this is.
Ideal for roles in urban design and urban planning, architecture or landscape architecture practices, and in public sector bodies requiring urban design expertise.

Course details


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Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At both Level 2 and Level 3, Art and Design subjects are preferred but are not a requirement. We also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers. We also consider equivalent qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2, in place of GCSEs.

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/21 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2021/22 academic year.
Urban Design at University of Greenwich - UCAS