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کمپ های دانشگاه در محله های Marylebone در مرکز لندن، Harrow در شمال غربی لندن، Cavendish در جنوب شرق لندن و Regent در شمال لندن واقع شده اند. این دانشگاه دارای بیش از 23.000 دانشجو در مقاطع مختلف تحصیلی می باشد که از این حیث دومین دانشگاه پرجمعیت کشور انگلستان محسوب می شود.
دانشگاه وست مینیستر در اوایل دهه 1990 میلادی از تجمیع چندین دانشگاه به وجود آمد و در آن تاریخ در جدول رنکینگ دانشگاههای انگلستان به علت نوپا بودن حایز رتبه خوبی نبود. از آن تاریخ تا امروز این دانشگاه با به کارگیری استادان توانمند از دانشگاههای معتبر انگلستان و تجهیز نمودن آزمایشگاهها و فضاهای علمی دانشگاه توانسته است رتبه علمی خود را به طور قابل ملاحظه ای ارتقاء بخشیده و این ارتقای درجه علمی روز به روز مسیر خود را تندتر می پیماید.بطور مثال میتوان اشاره کرد دانشگاه وستمینیستر در رشته ی عکاسی دانشگاه نخست انگلستان و در دپارتمان معماری هنری جزء سه دپارتمان برتر انگلستان میباشد ، منحصرا موسسه علم گستر کاوه پذیرش این دانشگاه را برای دانشجویان مستعد ایرانی متقاضی ادامه تحصیل در انگلستان اخذ مینماید.
مزیت دیگر دانشگاه وست مینیستر شروع کردن کلاسها در دو دوره زمانی (September مهرماه) و (January دی ماه) می باشد و همچنین واقع بودن این دانشگاه در شهر لندن از مزایای قابل توجه آن می باشد. دانشگاه وست مینیستر دارای رشته های حسابداری، معماری، هنر و طراحی، بیوشیمی و میکروبیولوژی، علوم بیولوژی، علوم بیومدیکال، بیوتکنولوژی، تجارت و مدیریت، طب مکمل، کامپیوتر، ساختمان، الکترونیک، انگلیس، مد، علوم انسانی، زبان های خارجی، حقوق، رسانه، موسیقی، عکاسی، علوم بازرگانی، روانشناسی، علوم اجتماعی و سیاسی، توریسم همراه با گرایشهای متعددشان در مقاطع BSc، BA، MSc، MA، Mphil و (Mphil/PHD) می باشد.
سایت دانشگاه : http://www.westminster.ac.uk/
نماینده رسمی دانشگاه وست مینستر در ایران موسسه علم گستر کاوه طبق اطلاعیه دانشگاه در این لینک:
شرایط پذیرش رشته MA Urban Design :
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Applications are invited from graduates with a good Honours degree in architecture, landscape architecture, town planning or another related discipline, together with practical or professional experience in their own field or in urban design. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.
Read about standard entry requirements
The course places a strong emphasis on design, practical outputs and a multidisciplinary approach. While focusing on UK examples the lessons from the courses are applicable to wide range of international and economic contexts. This flexible and student-centred approach is highly valued by former graduates and their employers. The course is delivered by staff with many years experience in practice, education, training, research, and consultancy in the UK and overseas. Outputs from the courses combine into a portfolio demonstrating your ability to deal with the complexities of urban design in a practical and informed manner.
This module provides the opportunity for you to develop strategic proposals formed in the Sustainable Cites module into more fully resolved design propositions. You will explore spatial design and master planning applied, through project-based work, to a large site within the metropolitan or subregional context, and explore in greater detail issues relating to urban design for sustainable development, public realm and transportation. Concepts of building and urban typology are used in the analysis and generation of urban design strategies and the production of detailed planning layouts and design guidelines and codes.
This module explores the concept of sustainability in urban development in depth. You will examine the role of urban form and land use planning, energy planning, and social and transport infrastructure in developing sustainable cities. You will be introduced to techniques of and undertake a sustainability appraisal. An important aspect of the module is interdisciplinary working and you will examine how different disciplines can contribute to the sustainable development of cities and neighbourhoods.
Urban Design Field Trip
The field trip forms an integral part of the taught course as a whole. It involves a residential field trip normally undertaken over five or six days in a European city. The city has urban forms from a variety of periods and is undergoing growth, enabling the analysis of historic form as well as the investigation of new models. Student feedback over many years has demonstrated that it is a highly valued part of the course.
Urban Design Studio
This is a foundation double module for all postgraduate Urban Design pathways, enabling you to develop the essential skills required in practice. It is built around a site-based exercise with a series of specific tasks relating to various stages of project development. These include area appraisal, strategic framework, design brief, development appraisal and design statement. The module covers urban form, activity and movement, design in the public realm, site planning, development economics and legislative context. Based on practical design projects supported by lectures and workshops, it enables you to gain an insight into the relationship between urban design theory and practice.
Urbanism and Design
This module addresses the issue of how and why cities look as they do. It investigates urban form through history, and encourages you to understand how and why particular patterns of development have come into being and why other visionary insights have not. Particular attention is paid to design traditions, philosophies and intentions, past and present. You will be required to critically engage with the topics and to distinguish between the physical manifestations of different types of urbanism.
Offers the opportunity to research in-depth topics or issues related to urban design based on primary or desk-based research. The written dissertation is 12-15,000 words in length. Alternatively, students may undertake a major design project that explores a particular issue and is informed by research, including a written report of 5-6,000 words.
This module draws on both formal and informal learning experiences and relates these to practice and professional development. It complements the research methods module that examines the production of knowledge by looking at the application of knowledge and the role of the expert. The module involves a combination of taught sessions, individual tutorials and group seminars. Sessions will cover: integrating academic study and workplace experience; professional practice and ethical behaviour in the built environment; the concept of reflective practice; thinking critically in workplace situations; and roles, relationships and responsibilities of interdisciplinary teams.
Research Methods and the Built Environment
This module introduces you to research methods and methodologies specific to urban and spatial research, design and planning. You will explore the theory and practice of developing a research framework, with a particular emphasis upon methods, methodologies, and frameworks used within the built environment professions. The module will allow you to begin developing your own research proposal for the Dissertation.
Choose one from the following (others may be available but not all options are offered in any one year):
Conservation Policy and Practice
The subjects you will cover include: exploration and evaluation of various planning policy approaches to conservation and enhancement of the built environment; historical and legal background to conservation of the natural and built environments; principle characteristics of building of different periods; the current impact of conservation on planning, tourism regeneration and community development; and the urban morphology of historic built forms in different national contexts.
Environmental Policy and Climate Change
This module provides you with background knowledge on environmental policy and climate change. It sets out the theoretical framework, and then the international context for sustainable development, energy efficiency and climate change. You will explore the implications for the built environment in a range of development contexts, including analysis of key policy concerns and planning and design responses comparatively across different institutional and cultural contexts. You will also review techniques for assessing the impacts of development, and examine the role that effective environmental strategies and policies in planning and related fields can pursue to reach sustainable development.
Housing and Regeneration
This module will provide you with an understanding of the relationship between housing, planning and economic development. The module reviews debates about the supply of housing and considers the role of public policy in promoting housing development. You will consider the problems and challenges of concentrations of deprivation, and examine the social, economic, political and environmental factors which shape urban regeneration.
Public Participation and Engaging Communities
This module analyses key historical and contemporary debates about participation and community engagement as applied in planning and housing. You will consider the key social science concepts related to community, participation, social capital and governance, and also the legal and procedural powers. The module offers advanced study skills in information selection, referencing, essay planning and critical analysis.
Public Realm: significance, design and experience
This module focuses on the public realm from the perspective of urban design and planning. In the module you will have the opportunity to study and write about key theories and debates about public space. These include issues such as inclusion and exclusion, the 'publicness' of public space, identity, experience, movement, green spaces, crime, security and antisocial behaviour and different approaches to management. These are considered in an international context. You will examine practical examples and will undertake a practical project to explore these issues 'on the ground’ thereby enhancing your skills in critical evaluation and design appreciation.
Urban Design Summer School
This is a project-based module, organised around a full-time summer school located in a host European city with strong historic and cultural context. The project gives you the opportunity to explore spatial design and master planning applied to a large site within the metropolitan and historic context. You will apply techniques of rapid urban appraisal and generation of urban design strategies. Normally taken by students on the Postgraduate Certificate course, this module is available as an extra cost option to MA and Diploma students.
Graduates of this course typically find employment as urban designers in private consultancy or local authorities. Many find the course useful when developing careers in architecture, planning or landscape architecture. The course gives full RTPI accreditation when combined with an RTPI-accredited spatial planning course.
Urban Design Postgraduate Certificate
Length of course
One year, full-time or two years, part-time
Central London (Marylebone)