Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal

Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Full-time
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$57,600
Domestic tuition: NZ$12,261

Program overview

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. The programme comprises 180 points made up of six courses (at 30 points each).

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

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. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand