Interested in a degree that gives you the chance to change how cities are planned and improve urbanization and development?

Cities are exciting and represent a coming together of a diversity of people, places and economies that require sustainable planning, and yet critical reflections on the production of power, wealth, and identities.

How we plan for housing and infrastructure, how we foster community development and how we balance this equability and sustainably all requires thoughtful and dedicated professionals. And with the ever evolving urbanizing landscape, novel career opportunities in urbanization, planning and development are beginning to emerge whilst conventional job roles are still going strong.

So, whether you’ve studied geography at undergraduate level, or want to advance your career, an MSc in Urbanisation and Development or MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies could help you get where you want to be.

Ranked as the second-best university in the world for a third consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Geography, LSE is an impressionable institution where you can study a diverse range of master’s degrees, including the above degrees.

The MSc in Urbanisation and Development students learn how a wide range of policy intentions and outcomes can be evaluated from economic, social, political and cultural perspectives, from international to local scales, and in ways sensitive to concerns for gender, ethnicity, social justice and democratic deepening.

MSc Urbanisation and Development student Andrew Ferris tells us why he chose to study at LSE, his university highlight, and what he plans to do after graduation. Watch Andrew’s video below:

The MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies provides a common understanding of the various influences affecting the planning process, and teaches a set of research skills that will help planners in practice. These skills include urban and regional economic analysis, the evaluation of environmental and regional policies and the study of institutional and political factors that impact city and regional development.

MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies student Katie Mulkowsky tells us why she chose to study at LSE, her university highlight, and what she plans to do after graduation. Watch Katie’s video below: