Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) The largest and fastest-growing cities in the world today are in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Studying on this course you'll explore the range of urban development and planning challenges faced by governments and populations in these regions, whilst learning vital analytical and practical tools to address them. This interdisciplinary course looks at urban problems in global development processes, exploring links between national and local policies as well as the economic, social, institutional and political relationships between the global north and south.
This 12 months course is aimed at those wishing to acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in international development assistance, urban governance, planning and environmental policy in the global South. There's a range of optional modules and core teaching reflecting the latest debates in urban theory and development studies, with a built in international field trip.
The course includes a team-based student consultancy project for an external client, providing the opportunity to undertake ‘live’ consultancy work for a real-world public, private or non-profit organisation in the field of international urban development.
This MA is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) making it unique in the UK by offering both a client-facing project with a professional accreditation. The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has a bursary for places on this accredited planning course. You can find more information on applying for the bursary here.
Overseas students from developing countries applying for the course may also be eligible to apply for the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships.
Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), United Kingdom