University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Urban and Regional Planning (Glasgow-Nankai Joint Graduate School) (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc in Urban and Regional Planning promotes a thorough understanding of how cities and regions function. As a graduate, this will allow you to make a real and positive difference to the social, environmental and economic welfare of towns, cities and regions. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • At its core, the programme aims to promote the social scientific understanding of cities.
  • You will be taught to understand:
The economic underpinnings of urban and regional development The processes and institutions of urban governance The relationships between places and urban society.
  • You will also learn to demonstrate the value of research-based urban analysis and understanding. In this process, you will improve your own research skills.
  • You will develop an understanding of cities, property markets, institutions and governance. This provides an essential foundation to effective action in the development and management of cities.
  • To promote effective work across professional boundaries, you will critically appreciate the roles of a range of urban professionals and other stakeholders.
  • You will understand the importance of research and reflection as a route to successful urban planning innovation.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The Programme is taken over two years of full-time study and includes required courses offered by both universities. Nankai University Courses may include: Intermediate Microeconomics Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Econometrics Regional Economics Urban Economics Regional Economic Issues in China English Language training. University of Glasgow Courses may include: Global Cities City Planning Theory and Practice Urban Design and Development Real Estate Institutions and Markets Research Methods. You will also be required to submit a dissertation in both languages.

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

IELTS(Academic) : Overall score of 6.5, with no sub-test less than 6.0 in each band. TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 90, Sub-tests no less than: Reading 20, Listening 19, Speaking 19, Writing 23. To apply as a student of Chinese Nationality: Students register online for the China National Postgraduate Entrance Examination and select their desired JGS MSc programme. Students sit the National Entrance Exam. Once the results are released, students are selected for joint interviews by Nankai University and the University of Glasgow. Students must fulfil the requirements for both universities. To apply as a student of non Chinese Nationality: Please apply through the International Office of Nankai University, which can be contacted at: Tel: +86 22 2350 8825,email [email protected]

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Urban and Regional Planning (Glasgow-Nankai Joint Graduate School) at University of Glasgow - UCAS