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Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal

  • Masters (Coursework)

In the 21st century, cities and urban areas are facing increasing challenges associated with flood risk, coastal erosion, and sea level rises. In many growing areas these are coupled with challenges of demographic growth and urban spread.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
MURR
Domestic Fees
$12,396 per year / $12,396 total
International Fees
$59,250 per year / $59,250 total

About this course

In the 21st century, cities and urban areas are facing increasing challenges associated with flood risk, coastal erosion, and sea level rises. In many growing areas these are coupled with challenges of demographic growth and urban spread.

While there are many university postgraduate degrees that focus on local planning legislation, there are no other identifiable programmes that focus specifically on how communities respond to challenges that cities are facing today. This programme will be of interest to students wishing to address broader urban issues and engage with communities.

The Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal (MURR) will focus on:

  • the urban renewal of Ōtautahi Christchurch, a city that faces many of these issues as it recovers from the 2010/11 earthquakes
  • how communities respond to challenges that cities are facing today
  • community engagement with students working with community groups and local government, within compulsory courses and through their chosen research project.

Entry requirements

Every student enrolling in the Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal shall have:

  • a university degree which is relevant to urban resilience and renewal (eg, Geography, Environmental Science, planning, Sociology, or any other relevant degree subject as approved by the Programme Director and/or Academic Dean of Science) with at least a B Grade Point Average; and
  • approval for the degree by the Academic Dean of Science.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Urban Renewal and Resilience or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be employed professionally in any organisation involved in urban resilience and renewal. It will enable graduates to seek out careers in areas such as environmental management, disaster risk reduction, hazard management, environmental consulting, as well as local and regional government.

The project component will provide students with the opportunity to work for a community/organisational partner on a research problem they have helped identify. By partnering with local organisations, graduates will have experience in how to influence , shape, and make a significant difference to the communities they live in.

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