Cities under the spotlight with new Keele University course

Students walking on Campus

Posted on 15 March 2010

Keele University has launched a new postgraduate degree examining the contemporary city in local, regional and global contexts.

The Masters degree in Urban Futures and Sustainable Communities addresses issues such as regeneration, urban problems, policy making and multiculturalism across four week-long modules.

The module system allows students to complete the course alongside full-time work and is supported by online support from tutors and materials to be used in individual study.

Dr Philip Catney said: “This degree will be of interest to professionals working in urban-related industries and students of sociology, criminology, geography, and politics interested in the built environment and local and global concerns relating to our shared future.”

The team, drawn from Keele’s schools of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy and Sociology and Criminology, have also launched a blog to highlight research areas related to the Urban Futures course.
The Urban Futures Keele blog can be found at