Masters in Sustainable Urbanism from The Prince’s Foundation

This Masters in Sustainable Urbanism programme will equip those who are interested in exploring what sustainability means in an urban context, and what place-making contributes to cities, while challenging accepted wisdom in architecture and urban planning in a supported learning environment, who want to engage with the practice of the subject including its design, research, engagement, and critical context informed by the the Prince’s Foundation’s global programmes.


  • Full-time: 2 years (only mode available to non-EU students)
  • Part-time: 2 years (for EU students only)


The Prince’s Foundation works on urban development around the world and has unrivalled contacts in government and industry built up since its first educational programme in 1990 and in over 20 years of practice worldwide. The Foundation’s own teaching staff have a world of practical experience around the world.

TUITION FEES (2016/17):

  • UK/EU: £6,250 per annum
  • Overseas: £10,000 per annum (FT)
  • Fees note: Fees are payable in monthly installments. Students in a paid placement arranged by the Foundation will have these deducted at source.

We welcome applications from students across the EU who have completed a first degree (or Part I) in any of the following:

  • Planning or urban policy
  • Landscape design
  • Urban design
  • Architecture
  • Surveying
  • Engineering
  • Or related areas.

We will also accept applications from entrants without one of these qualifications who have acquired experience through work or other means and can satisfy staff responsible for admissions of their ability to succeed in the programme. We have taken many students from other backgrounds who have done well on the course.

The programme features 20 hours/week in placement (or stay in your existing job) allowing you to learn while working alongside professional people – as well as earning your way through the course. Regular placement providers include Transport for London as well as leading architecture practices in London.
Small class sizes and extensive tutoring in groups and one-to-one with the Course Director help you produce your best work.

The Princes Foundation for Building Community evolved from The Institute of Architecture which was established by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Prince Charles’ 1987 “Vision for Britain”, first presented in a dedicated BBC documentary on modern architecture in Britain, has grown into the Prince’s Foundation. Driven by a desire to create more beautiful, sustainable places to live for future generations, the charity operates across the globe.

The Prince’s Foundation believes we can all play a part in making our communities more sustainable, whether as the people who shape them professionally like architects, developers, and craftsmen or as the people that live in them and know what makes their community beautiful and resilient.

Our work puts people at the heart of creating resilient places – through community engagement and working with people who know their area best.

By 2050 the world’s urban population will almost double to nearly 6.5 billion people. As this impacts communities on a local level, we need to work towards a sustainable future where we continue to build great places that enhance people’s quality of life whilst supporting this increasingly urban population.

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