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Regional Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
Today the Master of Regional Planning at METU Middle East Technical University provides a comprehensive framework that includes economic, social and environmental issues with different specialization fields.
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Overview

In the Master of Regional Planning at METU Middle East Technical University Program the aims of the planning are defined as, to enable formation of a local/regional structure developed both in terms of social and economic conditions, with acceptable environmental quality and governed by democratic rules that lead development process. 

In order to achieve development of this structure, regulations should be defined consistent with four targets of planning. 

Viable economic structure with growth potential, learning capacity in order to adopt new circumstances and compete at international scale, livable and sustainable environment and a governance system that enables the formation of links with external world and initiates development potential at local scale.

Today the meanings of the concepts used for identification of spatial units such as:

  • urban
  • rural
  • metropolitan

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Changing Economic and Political Structure 
  • Workshop on Regional Economic Restructuring 
  • Application of Advanced Statistical Techniques - Elective 
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Ethics in Planning and Design 
  • Regional Planning Studio
  • Planning Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • ALES score type has to be quantitative.
  • Reference letters (2) 
  • Letter of intention (included in the online form) 
  • Portfolio (studies carried out during BSc, etc.) 
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 134 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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

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