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Nordic Urban Planning from UIT the Arctic University of Norway 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. 


Nordic Urban Planning from UIT the Arctic University of Norway provides a unique opportunity to study such approaches to planning cities and urban life in a global context with leading researchers from the universities of Roskilde (Denmark), Malmö (Sweden) and Tromsø (The Arctic University of Norway).

By moving between three universities and countries, you will develop international and interdisciplinary perspectives on urban planning and development. You will also become skilled at working collaboratively and imaginatively with diverse communities, organisations, companies and municipalities.


  • 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 (providing a strong basis for PhD studies).

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Critical Urban Studies
  • Planning, Welfare and business models in the Entrepreneurial City
  • Culture, Politics and Planning
  • Making Urban Studies
  • Methods in Community Planning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since this is a joint master's programme, your bachelor's degree needs to be approved by all participating universities according to the admission requirements in each country. Note that the application to the programme is submitted to Roskilde University only.
  • Students must document at least a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification. For students with a Danish bachelor's degree, the curriculum contains a list of the qualifying bachelor programmes.
  • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand: An average grade C as a minimum requirement.
  • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries: An average grade B as a minimum requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester to The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation.

Living costs for Tromsø

9000 - 15000 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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