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MSc in City Design and Social Science

Programme Code: TMCIDSS

Department: Sociology

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme which can also be taken part-time over three years. Students must take the City Design: Research Studio course, two compulsory half-unit courses, an independent project, and one unit of optional courses.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

SO448 City Design: Research Studio (1.0)

Papers 2 & 3

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


SO451 Cities by Design (0.5)


SO465 City-Making: the Politics of Urban Form (0.5)


SO477 Urban Social Theory (0.5)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


GY409 Globalization and Regional Development (0.5)


GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #  (not available 2019/20)


GY432 Urban Ethnography (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


GY438 Cities and Social Change in East Asia (0.5) #


GY439 Cities, Politics and Citizenship (0.5)


GY441 The Politics of Housing (0.5)


GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


GY448 Urban Planning: Society, Market and Sustainability (0.5)


GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)


GY479 Urban Transformations (0.5)


SA4C6 International Housing and Human Settlements; Conflicts and Communities (0.5)  (withdrawn 2019/20)


SA4F9 Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2019/20)


SO451 Cities by Design (0.5)


SO465 City-Making: the Politics of Urban Form (0.5)


SO473 Crime, Control and the City (0.5)


SO475 Material Culture and Design (0.5)


SO477 Urban Social Theory (0.5)


SO480 Urban Inequalities (0.5)


SO483 Social Change Organizations (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


Any other course in the Department of Sociology, or other departments (special permission only), by agreement with the course tutor.

Paper 5

SO449 Independent Project (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.