- 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.
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.
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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.
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- 24 months
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Application period: 1 December- 15 January
DisciplinesIndustrial Design Design Environmental Economics & Policy View 4 other Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy in Finland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased 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.
- 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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.