City and Regional Planning

University of Stavanger

24 months
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Are you interested in how cities can becomes more sustainable, efficient, safe and livable? There is an increasing need for urban planners who understand sustainable urban development and design.  MSc in City and Regional Planning at University of Stavanger qualifies you to understand and shape the cities of the future.


Cities and urban areas are growing fast. Urban planners with technical insight and design understanding are therefore needed to ensure sustainable urban development of livable and smart cities. The cities of the future must be resource and energy efficient, and have smart solutions for buildings, transport and infrastructure.

Would you like to design the buildings, public spaces and neighbourhoods of the future? To ensure good collaboration between private and public stakeholders, urban planners with technical insight, creative sensitivity and an understanding og society are needed. The master program in City and Regional Planning at University of Stavanger focuses on place making, site-specific understanding, spatial analysis, conceptual development and design, as well as planning processes, shaping robust urban infrastructure and communities, along with renewable energy solutions.


The programme's combination of technology and design courses and social understanding give students a wide skillset, and thus a large spectrum of job opportunities. Typical examples include work in physical planning and management, urban design and planning, and urban analysis in both public and private sectors.

A completed Master of Science can qualify for admission to doctoral studies within risk- and societal safety at the University of Stavanger.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Urban Analysis and Planning Methods
  •  Placemaking
  •  Sustainable City Regions
  •  Numerical Modeling
  •  Philosophy of Science and Research Methods
  •  Energy and environmental politics and policy in a comparative perspective
  •  Infrastructure and vulnerability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Norwegian citizens and applicants residing in Norway with advanced Norwegian language, without a bachelor's degree from the Nordic countries (Deadline 1 March)
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from the Nordic countries(Deadline 15 April)




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

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.
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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor´s degree within one of the following disciplines is required:

  • Planning
  • Civil Engineering

With a specialization of at least 40 ECTS credits in physical planning, city and regional planning, civil engineering, architecture or landscape architecture, landscape engineering, environmental or urban management, technical planning or equivalent

Technological requirements

Knowledge of relevant data tools and experience with physical land use planning, urban design or regulation planning is strongly recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 per semester. 


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