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Local and Regional Development MA Programmes 2018-19

Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS)
Newcastle University, UK

Our MA taught courses put you at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape 
of local and regional development. They equip you to take up roles that will 
help shape agendas, strategies and policies in the public, private and civic 

Local and regional development is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. 
New debates are changing the nature of local and regional development 
processes, institutions and policies. Issues include the knowledge-intensive 
economy, (de)globalization, social and spatial inequalities, competitiveness, 
inclusion, innovation, resilience, sustainability, and wellbeing.

International trends are changing institutional structures of government and 
governance at the national, regional, sub-regional, urban and local levels. 
International trends are pushing towards decentralisation and regionalism, 
city-regionalism, metropolitanism, and localism.

Emergent concerns are focusing the minds of local and regional policy-makers 
including the aftermath of the global financial crisis, economic downturn and 
recovery, economic populism and nationalism, geo-political-economic shifts 
(Brexit, Trump), and the reorganisation of economic development and 
regeneration strategies, institutions and policies.

These uncertain and volatile circumstances are driving demand for analysis, 
strategy and policy-making for local and regional development to confront such 

The CURDS MA programmes connect directly and provide a means of interpreting 
and responding to these emerging agendas. Further details for these programmes 
are available on the Postgraduate prospectus:

•       MA in Local and Regional Development (Research)

•       MA in Regional Development and Spatial Planning – joint with the School 
of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

The programmes are open for applications for full-time and part-time study from 
October 2018.

For further information on postgraduate studies in CURDS, contact Professor 
Andy Pike:
Tel: +44 (0)191 208 8011
E-mail: andy.p...@ncl.ac.uk
Twitter: @CURDSNewcastle
Web: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/study/#taught

Andy Pike

Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development Studies
Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS)
Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: +44 (0)191 208 8011
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 7741
E-mail: andy.p...@ncl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/people/profile/andy.pike

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