Urban Futures (006IDA)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Urban Futures combines lectures, seminar discussions and creative learning activities to explore the challenges experienced by cities around the world, as well as transformative actions to address these challenges. You learn about theories such as urban citizenship and rights to the city and apply these to a variety of topics, ranging from planning and building cities to working in them and supplying them with resources and services. For the assessment, you write a research essay on a city of choice.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: