City Design and Social Science MSc
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Key Course Facts
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
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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).
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Urban Regeneration and Development MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£5250||£10500||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Urban Planning MPlan||Loughborough University of Technology||77%||0%||5%||£9250||£22800||123||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Regional and Urban Planning Studies MSc||The London School of Economics and Political Science||77%||0%||5%||£15216||£23520||123||London||On campus Full-time|
|City Design and Social Science MSc||The London School of Economics and Political Science||77%||0%||5%||£30360||£30960||123||London||On campus Full-time|
|Urban Planning (with placement year) MPlan||Loughborough University of Technology||77%||0%||5%||£9250||£22800||123||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Urban Planning and Real Estate BSc (Hons)||University College London||31%||1%||0%||£9250||£28500||166||London||On campus Full-time|
|Urban Planning and Design MSc (PG)||University of Gloucestershire||31%||1%||0%||£9850 £10050||£15300 £15625||166||Cheltenham||On campus Full-time|
|Urban Planning and Development with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)||Cardiff University||72%||0%||4%||£9000||£19450||137||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Urban Conservation MA||University of Leicester||72%||0%||4%||£8250||£16850||137||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Urban Planning and Development BSc (Hons)||Cardiff University||72%||0%||4%||£9000||£19450||137||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|