The Bartlett School of Planning hosts urban design programmes at undergraduate, masters and research masters levels, as well as a vital group of PhD researchers. Our programmes include:
- BSc Urban Planning, Design and Management
- MSc Urban Design & City Planning
- MRes Inter-disciplinary Urban Design
- MPhil/PhD Planning Studies
In these – and our other programmes through which urban design infuses – urban design is understood as the process of shaping better places for people than would otherwise be produced. In other words it is about how society defines places and interacts within physical spaces; it is about how this is constrained by social, political, economic and other forces, and it is about how we can positively shape this through ongoing processes of design and associated development and management.
Studying the MRes in Interdisciplinary Urban Design at The Bartlett School of Planning
Two of our students, Chloe McFarlane and Richard Sobey discuss their experience of studying the MRes programme with us.
This bespoke research-based Masters programme is truly multi-disciplinary, drawing from the Bartlett’s expertise in Planning, Architecture, Development, Geography, Anthropology, and more. Upon completion, you will be well-placed to engage in further academic research (either by pursuing a PhD or by assisting and producing academic research projects), or to pursue a professional career as urban designer.
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett...
MasterPLAN: Beginnings + Endings 2020/2022
Students from the 2020-22 cohort of the MPlan City Planning recently won funding from UCL ChangeMakers to produce a ‘MasterPlan Zine’ to reflect upon their experiences on the programme. Guided by the programme director, Dr Michael Short, Hannah Averbeck and Harrison Brewer produced a zine which explored their experiences of navigating the 2-year master’s programme as well as insights from many of the students in their cohort on city planning issues as they see them. For the inaugural issue, the editors decided to define the theme as ‘beginnings and endings’ both in homage to their departure from the course but also as a nod to the programme’s fifth birthday. The zine project will be handed over to the following 2021-23 cohort for the next edition.
MSc Urban Design & City Planning Programme Catalogue 2021/22
This catalogue frst introduces the taught modules at the MSc in Urban Design and City Planning, illustrating them with examples of student coursework. The catalogue then presents a selection of fnal major research projects and dissertations, where students carry out in-depth explorations of a complex topic or research problem that synthesises each student’s specific interests developed throughout the year.
The Bartlett School of Planning Expo Catalogue 2020/2021
This year as in the last, the BSP Expo has once again taken on important role of allowing our community of students and academics to communicate with our friends and partners all over the World in spite of the restrictions imposed by the global Covid-19 pandemic and share what we have been doing in the last 12 months. We hope to show that despite the constraints and difficulties to education and research that the pandemic has posed, we are here and still producing exciting, challenging and stimulating work.
MSc Urban Design & City Planning Catalogue 2016/17
The MSc Urban Design and City Planning is a globally unique masters programme at one of the world’s leading institutions in the study of the built environment, building upon a recognised long-term urban design research specialisation of the Bartlett School of Planning.
BSP Expo 2017: Opening and speeches
For 5 years the Expo showcased the school’s innovative approach to the planning, design and management of cities as it strives to shape their future. It presented the work of all of our students across undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
In this video from the 2017 Expo Prof Nick Gallent, Head of the Bartlett School of Planning, introduced the event, followed by an official opening from Bill Dunster OBE and a guided tour of the Expo from Dr Claire Colomb.