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King's College London

London, United Kingdom
Type: Msc
Length: 1 year
Cost: Free
Area of Study: Urban Development
Degree Basis: Thesis
Funding Opportunities: For overseas students Chevening Scholarships are available from the British Council.

Sustainable Cities

The MA/MSc Sustainable Cities programme provides advanced level understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities, with a specific focus on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments.

The programme aims to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the interrelationships between urbanization and human lifestyles, politics, economy, ecology and environment.
  • Develop a critical understanding of human impacts on physical processes in cities, and the implications for habitation and liveability.
  • Develop an ability to evaluate critically advanced scholarship in the field of urban policy, with reference to sustainable environmental management.
  • Promote initiative and the exercise of independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level.
  • Develop relevant transferable skills embedded in the learning and assessment schemes in the programme.
  • Develop practical skills in data handling, interpretation, and use, and develop skills in (inter) relating physical dynamics to social, political and management processes.
  • Enable those with first degrees in a range of disciplines – geography, sociology, environmental science, engineering etc to focus on the challenges of managing cities in an integrated and sustainable manner.
  • Enable those taking the programme to deploy scientific and social and economic theory within a sustainability framework which takes into account the need to address the needs of society, the economy and the protection of environmental services.

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