Planning, Development & Urban Design

University College Dublin


Course Name Planning, Development & Urban Design
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code T324 T325
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: 2020/2021 September
Application Date The following entry routes are available:
MSc Planning, Development & Urban Design FT (T324)
1 Years Full Time
Deadline Rolling *
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MSc Planning, Development & Urban Design PT (T325)
2 Years Part Time
Deadline Rolling *
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* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
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Duration 1 Year full-time
2 years part-time
Course Fee MSc Planning, Development & Urban Design (T324) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8980
nonEU fee per year - € 25600

MSc Planning, Development & Urban Design (T325) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4595
nonEU fee per year - € 12800

***Fees are subject to change
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Financial Support
Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see:
Entry Requirements

Expand+The programme is open to applications from fully qualified architects, i.e. applicants must have completed their architectural education and be listed on a recognised statutory professional architectural register (e.g. RIAI, ARB) or fully qualified a...


Expand+Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

Course Content

Expand+The capacity to develop planning and urban design solutions, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in regard to their implementation is one for which there is a growing demand. Furthermore, urban design lies at the interface of architect...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Module List:

Semester 1 modules (30 ECTS):

Planning Methodology, Planning Society and Diversity, Urban and Regional Development, *Introduction to Urban Design, Plan-Making Studio

Semester 2 modules (30 ECTS):

Planning Law APEP,...

Number of Credits 90
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Graduates will have the option of continuing a career in architectural practice, but with a specialism in the sought-after areas of spatial planning and urban design. However, alternative career paths include roles in the public, private and community sectors, including planning and urban design consultancies, local authorities, development firms, regeneration companies, and environmental and other NGOs.
Further Enquiries Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 1781
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