MSc Redesigning the Post-Industrial City

MSc 'Redesigning the Post-Industrial City’ (RePIC) is an international joint programme offered via the UNIC alliance. RePIC is an interdisciplinary programme aimed both at graduates and working professionals looking for new opportunities to rethink and explore the design of sustainable urban futures.

RePIC is a full-time, immersive European postgraduate experience; students will live and study in up to three cities during the two-year programme. It is a unique chance to gain a joint master’s degree delivered by Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), University College Cork (Ireland), Universidad de Deusto (Spain), Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Koç University (Turkey), Université de Liège (Belgium), University of Oulu (Finland), and University of Zagreb (Croatia).

Track options include

  • Urban Transformation and Resilience.
  • Diversity and Social Justice.
  • Urban Analysis: Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities.
  • Governance of Post-Industrial Cities.

Students will also address real-life urban scenarios through CityLabs, responding to societal challenges through activities including workshops, discussions, interviews, and team-based problem-solving. CityLabs will involve collaboration with city authorities and local organisations.

In UCC, RePIC's academic co-ordinators are Dr Denis Linehan, Head of the Geography Department, and Dr Jason O'Shaughnessy, Senior Lecturer in Architecture. The CityLabs aspect of the programme is led in Cork by Dr Martin Galvin and Ms Ciara O'Halloran of Civic and Community Engagement at UCC, working in partnership with Cork City Council and community organisations. 

Find out more about RePIC and apply for 2023 start: Redesigning the Post-Industrial City - Master’s programme (

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