The London School of Economics and Political Science
City Design and Social Science MSc
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This innovative master’s programme focuses on the relations between city design and the physical, social, and political organisation of cities and urban environments. Students study design as a mode of research and practice that shapes urban environments, responds to urban problems, and connects social, spatial and material forms in the city.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

LSE Graduate Support Scheme; other scholarships and awards are available.
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1st degree or equivalent professional qualifications or experience in any relevant field of architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, social science, law and humanities, management, mathematics, statistics or natural science. English language requirement for non-native speakers (TOEFL/IELTS).

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics (LSE) is a Russell Group university, and is one of the member institutions of the University of London. Situated in the Westminster area of Central London, LSE is home to a diverse student body that comes from around the country and overseas to be a part of the experience.

Where is this programme taught

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