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Nordic Urban Planning Studies

24 months
8700 EUR/year
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This Nordic Urban Planning Studies programme from Roskilde University provides a unique opportunity to study such approaches to planning cities and urban life in a global context with leading researchers from Roskilde University (Denmark), Malmö (Sweden) and Tromsø (The Arctic University of Norway).

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Despite uncertainties related to the Covid-19 crisis, Roskilde University is committed and prepared to deliver high quality education on campus as well as online if needed.

Nordic urban planning has recently become the focus of intensified interest from urbanists worldwide who are seeking to learn from innovative approaches to sustainability, liveability, mobility, ‘smart’ cities, empowerment, welfare and more.

By moving between three universities and countries, you will develop international and interdisciplinary perspectives on urban planning and development. On this Nordic Urban Planning Studies programme from Roskilde University you will also become skilled at working collaboratively and imaginatively with diverse communities, organisations, companies and municipalities.

Through conducting your own research in groups and individually, you will become experienced in qualitative and creative methods as well as techniques of spatial visualisation and geographical information systems. You will further gain first-hand insights into planning problems and potential solutions.

This Nordic Urban Planning Studies programme from Roskilde University  is based across the three universities with opportunities to specialise at each. Core components are in Semester 1 (at Roskilde University) and Semester 3 (at Tromsø and Malmö Universities).  In Semester 2 you choose a track at any one university, while in Semester 4 you decide where to conduct your Master thesis. The programme leads to a joint degree from all three universities.


Nordic Urban Planning Studies qualifies you for a wide range of job opportunities. Graduates will be attractive for businesses, public authorities and organisations working nationally and internationally with cities and regions, including as:

  • Project leaders and entrepreneurs in urban consultancies
  • Managers, facilitators and coordinators of city development in international planning, design and consultancy companies 
  • Urban planners and social innovators for international organizations and NGOs
  • Urban planners for local, regional and national public authorities and municipalities
  • Advisory positions in public and private sector working to build urban futures 
  • Research positions, including within universities (for example PhD studies).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Urban Studies
  • Approaches to Urban Planning
  • Urban Planning in a Welfare Context
  • Culture, Politics and Planning
  • Planning and Democracy
  • Arctic Cities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline is January 15 – if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen that is required to pay tuition feesApplication deadline is March 1 – if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen that is not required to pay tuition fees




120 ECTS


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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor's degree.
  • Specific admission requirements related to the relevant master’s programme.

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree relevant for the specific master’s programme. The Admissions Office will assess if the academic content of your educational background gives you the necessary qualifications required for admission to a specific master’s programme. This is based on an individual, academic assessment. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 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.

If you are from an EU country, an EEA-country  or Switzerland, you are not required to pay tuition fee.


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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