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Are you interested in how cities can becomes more sustainable, efficient, safe and livable? There is an increasing need for competent 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.

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Cities and urban areas are growing fast. Engineers with technical insight and design understanding are needed to ensure sustainable urban development and smart cities. 

MSc 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 target group for this study programme are civil engineering students who are interested in combining design with technical and social issues. Experience with urban/spatial planning and related drawing software is highly recommended. This master program will qualify you as urban planner or consultant within city and regional planning, transport planning, or place making.

Students in City and Regional Planning have dedicated studio space in Ivar Langens hus, that includes a workshop and work stations for group work.


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
  • urban analysis in both public and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Analysis & Planning Methods
  •  Placemaking 
  •  Philosophy of Science and Research Methods
  •  Sustainable City Regions 
  •  Urban Development Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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 (required)
Upper Second Class (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
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.
53 (required)

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 ($83) per semester. 


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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