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Heriot-Watt University

Sustainable Urban Management

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Rank: 25 (UKEAS)

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Website: http://www.hw.ac.uk

Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 30 months


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Heriot-Watt University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Over half of the world's population now lives in urban areas and the sustainable development of our cities poses key challenges for urban management. There is a need to deliver sustainability while ensuring managed urban environments can adapt to a changing climate and changing economic and social conditions.This course represents a new type of degree, focusing on analysing the issues of, and the tools used to address and deliver, sustainable development across the globe, from the scale of the building right up to the regional and national scale. It is designed to equip urban managers and leaders with an academically rigorous and professionally relevant postgraduate qualification relating to changing global circumstances.Our studentsThis course is mainly designed both for those looking to begin a career in sustainable development, urban management and the built environment, and those with existing qualifications and relevant professional backgrounds who wish to improve their knowledge of sustainable development.Professional recognitionThe MSc is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building DesignThis course is delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This is one of four such Centres established at UK universities that jointly form a national network to demonstrate and exchange best practice in teaching and research for the sustainable built environment.Flexible study optionsThis course can be studied full-time or part-time on campus. It can also be studied via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.

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Entry requirements

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Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5


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Professional bodies

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

About this university

International students

Around 11,000 students travel from around 150 countries across the world to study at the university and the International Students Advisors Office or ISAO is available to assist them. They can provide help and support on everything from immigration to welfare as well as having connections across departments such as Student Support and the University Chaplaincy. They are based within the Hugh Nisbet Building on the Edinburgh campus. They can also provide help with practical matters concerning living in the UK as well as assistance for those wanting to bring their families with them to the university and accessing healthcare while here. The Student Association is the student-led organisation representing the students at both local and national level and is a member of the Edinburgh Students Forum and the National Union of Students. It was founded as the Students Representative Council in 1929 and it runs the Student Union as well as operates support for the 50 societies and clubs available to students. It also operates a number of services across the other campuses including catering, a nightclub, an advice centre and a shop. In addition, there are some 30 different sports clubs on offer and a number of annual events relating to the teams. There are also a number of events held during the year including for families and friends to visit the university and groups visits for schools and colleges.

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