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Urban Architecture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Aalborg, Denmark
The MSc programme in Urban Design with specialisation in Urban Architecture at Aalborg University, Denmark, takes its point of departure in a number of current and future challenges in the field of urban development and urban design. 
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You will get a solid and professional foundation in subjects, methods, theories and disciplines spanning from urban building design and technologies to knowledge about modeling and user involvement.

Program Details

The MSc in Urban Architecture programme at Aalborg University offers each student a creative combination of problem-based learning (PBL) and realistic projects with “hands-on” challenges that equip the student to address challenges pertaining to e.g. climate change, temporary urban development projects, urban mobility, projects and strategies of the culture city, the urban landscape and city growth.

It takes two years to attain a master degree in Urban Design with specialisation in Urban Architecture, and during this time you will meet a wide range of teachers who will present you with new knowledge in key areas. The educational programme is internationally oriented, and attracts Danish as well as international students. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study at another university as well as study trips inside and outside Denmark during the semester.

Job and career

The education in Urban Architecture at Aalborg University, Denmark combines such skills as creativity, engineering and team work. This combination gives the student the opportunity to influence in which direction he/she wish to head.

Furthermore the education has a close connection and collaboration with companies, institutions etc., which among other things gives the student the opportunity to collaborate with and create close connections to these companies, institutions, etc. This is beneficial for the project work as well as for future carrier opportunities.

Urban Architecture combines the architect’s design expertise and the engineer’s professionalism with insight into sociological processes. Urban Architecture candidates are needed all over the world to work with the organisation of construction developments and city spaces to provide city dwellers with exciting and new urban experiences. Candidates are able to undertake positions in for example:

  • Private architectural firms
  • Urban planning practices
  • Design studios
  • Engineering consultancies

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Simulating and Modeling Urban Flows
  • Theories of the Network City and its Technologies 
  • Site Morphology and Landscape Techniques
  • Mobilities: Policy, Branding and Place Management 
  • Mobilities and Tracking technologies
  • Mobilities Design: Concept and Diagram 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

Bachelors with the following degrees are eligible for admission to the master’s programme in Urban Design ( i urbant design), specializing in either Urban Architecture or Mobilities and Urban Studies:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Architecture and Design) from AAU
  • Bygningsdesign (bachelor), DTU
  • Bygningsdesign (diplomingeniør), DTU
  • By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning (bachelor), AAU
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Techno-Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Natural and Cultural Heritage Management, University College of Northern Denmark

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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