About the course
Cities and especially global(ising) cities are set to see their economic, cultural and environmental roles gain greater significance in the next decade or so. Many forums and coalitions recognise the importance of understanding, researching, managing, planning and coordinating the continued growth of cities worldwide. Reasons to study at Located in the heart of central London We use our distinctive location to investigate the societal challenges and processes facing global and globalising cities in the 21st century. Taught by experienced academics and practitioners Taught by staff with track records in research and relevant publications. Guest and visiting lecturers from professional practice supplement teaching throughout the course. Site visits and live projects One day and half-day site visits to exciting live projects - the practical focus is complimented by theoretical understanding. Residential field study visit Opportunity to participate in residential field study trips and site visits in Europe at no additional charge to you. Set the direction Elective modules provide flexibility to explore issues relating to either planning, housing or tourism within an urban context of a globalising city. Global perspective Be part of an academic community dedicated to social justice and global responsibility - with inspiring schedule of guest speakers, events, volunteering opportunities and exchange of ideas. Employability Its clear that the growing complexity of cities requires multi-disciplinary experts, city planners, managers, politicians and local activists who can grasp that complexity and work to fulfil the potential of cities while mitigating some of the more harmful impacts. We expect graduates to find career opportunities in city management , town centre management, infrastructure provision and management, urban strategic planning, smart city initiatives and urban policy.
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Masters Degree
1 Year
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2 Years
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London South Bank University

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London South Bank University is a public university in Elephant and Castle, London. It is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames, from which it takes its name. Founded in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute, it achieved university status in 1992. It took them 100 years to achieve this status.
It is a cosmopolitan university with over 18,000 students drawn from over 130 countries. The University has been awarded Silver for teaching excellence under the Governments Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It is the only university to be awarded University of the Year for Graduate Employment for two years in a row (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019).
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