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Urban Studies and Planning

University of Helsinki

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
15000 EUR/year
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About

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning offered by the University of Helsinki prepares you to excel as a professional capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. 

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Overview

As graduates of the Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning from University of Helsinki , students are able to:

  • apply relevant concepts and frameworks to analyze, and critically evaluate urban questions in their own professional fields;
  • recognize and acknowledge the multidisciplinary foundations of urban studies and planning;
  • apply rigorous methods and tools to address practical and scientific research questions and solutions;
  • use relevant methods to collect, analyze and produce knowledge concerning urban challenges;
  • recognize and develop their disciplinary roles;
  • identify and develop interdisciplinary interaction;
  • participate in public discussions on contemporary urban challenges.

Ca­reer:

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares students to excel as a professional capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Already during their studies, students are exposed to multiple forms of collaboration with different actors, such as public administrations, civil society and companies. As graduates, students are prepared to enter a field that is meaningful, growing and in demand.

Programme Structure

The scope of the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (USP) is 120 credits (ECTS), which can be completed in two years. Please note that the programme requires full-time studying. The curriculum consists of:

  • Core skills and methods coursework (20 credits)
  • Core Urban Challenge Studios (20 credits)
  • Specialisation coursework (20 credits)
  • Electives (30 credits)
  • Master’s thesis (30 credits)

The specialisation coursework offers three interdisciplinary study lines: Peoples, Plans and Systems. Signature elements in the programme are the studios crossing these study lines to address urban challenge themes.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December- 15 January

Language

English, Finnish, Swedish

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed by 31 July a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January. 
  • You are able to demonstrate your proficiency in English, Finnish or Swedish

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.

Funding

  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition fee Grant
  • Study Grant (10 000 EUR)

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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