I'm currently in the last semester of my BA in City & Regional Development at the University of Manchester. Before I came to uni all I knew was that I wasn't interested in individual buildings, and I didn't wanna become a gardener so therefore Architecture and Landscape Architecture wasn't an option for me. I have later found that Urban Design is what I really wanna get into, and ironically it seems that both of those degrees would have served me better than my what I chose (started out on a 4 year MA Town & Country Planning but changed to get more focus on Urban Design).
Now I'm facing the dilemma of trying to trick myself into becoming an Urban Designer. I have found several MA Urban Design degrees around that I could get into straight from my BA, but I'm unsure which of these really offer a good and proper design education.
My question is, how much of a disadvantage would I have in the Urban Design field with my undergrad degree? I have also found a PGDIP in Landscape Architecture that I'm considering to gain some more design skills, would doing that extra year be advisable?
My graphical skills are relatively good, especially with the Adobe Suite, and I can pick up software pretty easily. My degree has had quite a lot of focus on Urban Design, both theoretically and practically as well. So is the Landscape Architecture route worth the money or should I just jump in at the deep end? Or are there any better options, I'm really open for whatever can give me the best possible prerqeuisites for working with what I want to do.