Webinar Series - MSc Urban and Rural Design - 11 April 2017

Sustainable Urbanisation: Building the Perfect City

An Insight into MSc (Masters) in Urban and Rural Design

This short webinar took place on Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 1000 GMT

With Dr Urmi Sengupta, School of Natural and Built Environment

The MSc in Urban and Rural Design at Queen's University, Belfast offers students the opportunity to gain specialisation in urban and rural design and planning that helps to create successful ‘places’ that are economically active, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. The course explores the relationship between nature and built environment in both urban and rural settings and focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary for working effectively in an increasingly urbanised and complex world.

During this Webinar - which lasted approximately 40 minutes - Dr Sengupta gave a short presentation, typical of normal lecture content, entitled ‘Urban Design in an Urbanised World: Building the Perfect City’.

The Webinar presentation then continued with a brief description of the various modules of study within our Urban and Rural Design Masters and how these fit into the structure of the programme as a whole, together with an outline of the Independent Design Project, which is the final design showcase project.

During the Webinar, attendees had the opportunity to submit written questions which were then answered in full by Dr Sengupta before finishing the online session.

You can view a recording of the webinar online (some additional software may be required).

If you would like any further information on future webinars or on our MSc in Urban and Rural Design, please email

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Why Queen's University?

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions. Queen's is also in the top 1% of the world's universities.

Over 93% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15)

Why Belfast?

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the UK’s top ten destinations by Tripadvisor in 2015 (Travellers’ Choice Awards). 

In Mercer's 2016 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, making it an ideal city in which to live, work and study.

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