Master On Campus

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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Exact application periods:

  • Nordic counties: 1st February - 15th April
  • Non-EU: 10th December - 10th January
  • EU: 1st February - 1st March


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

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, 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

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • All students are required to pay a semester fee per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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