After completing a degree in the Urban Studies and Planning in Real Estate Economics specialisation at Aalto University, the student can:
- Identify theories, concepts and empirical research methods relevant to real estate economics, urban studies and planning from related fields of social sciences, humanities, ecology, engineering, architecture, design and art
- Demonstrate a working understanding of the role of urban government, policy-making and planning in urban development
- Critically and creatively pose and answer significant research questions relevant not only within but across multiple fields of theory and practice
- Gather, process and develop relevant conclusions based on information from multiple sources
- Produce, collect and analyse cases and data relevant to urban phenomena
- Use digital and other tools to collect, analyse and share data
- Develop responses to urban problems using relevant tools and techniques for representing, modeling, prototyping, testing and evaluating solutions
- Understand and develop integrated approaches within and across urban research and applied planning
- Communicate understanding of and responses to urban phenomena visually, graphically, verbally and in writing
- Write academic, professional and popular texts on urban themes based on relevant literature
- Apply and develop skills for co-production of knowledge and co-design
- Work productively and cooperatively in multidisciplinary, multiprofessional and international environments
The programme prepares you to be a professional in a field that is meaningful, growing and in demand. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and experience needed to fill both traditional and emerging roles in real estate markets (such as real estate development, real estate investment, strategic planning, policy and service design).
To these established or emerging roles, you will bring an integrated understanding of, and training in applying, more interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to urban development. As a graduate you will be prepared to compete for local and international positions within public, private and non-profit organisations, firms, research institutions and NGOs.
- The Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges.
- Students learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skill and practice.
- The programme balances theoretical and conceptual knowledge with the acquisition of methods, skills and experiences.
- Thus, students gain a broad understanding of urban phenomena as well as practical experiences in collaborative and concrete situations.
- This is the basis both of structure of the programme and of elements in the curriculum.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEconomics Real Estate & Property Management Urban Planning View 14 other Masters in Economics in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Scanned colour copy of the original Bachelor’s degree certificate
- Scanned colour copy of the original official transcript of study records.
- If you have any other higher education degrees you wish to be taken into consideration in admissions, scanned colour copies of degree certificate and official transcript of records. If documents are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, scanned colour copies of authorised translations are required as well.
- Copy of a valid passport or an official government-issued identification card with photo and information on citizenship.
- Portfolio (electronic)
- Demonstrating proficiency in English
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.