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Spatial Planning and Urban Project, M.Arch.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #288 (BCR) ,
The Spatial Planning and Urban Project Programme at the , shared by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture, both from the University of Porto, benefits from the sharing experience in previous years between the two institutions and aims to provide students a theoretical and practical experience for a deeper professional practice.


Without losing its urban, suburban or interurban Portuguese context, the main themes offered by the Spatial Planning and Urban Project Programme at the University of Porto, will be guided to the international debate on the environmental, social and economic field. In this sense, the Programme will follow methods of studying and understanding national urban planning issues and, by analogy, distinguished international cases.

Fields of Specialization

At a high scientific level, the course aims at his side specialization: to improve a professional training leading to the preparation of students as highly skilled technicians in the field of urban and environmental issues; to adjust the knowledge and training to the level of market requirements in specific work Portugal and the European Union; to promote in the academic or professional field advanced skills for technological progress, for social and cultural knowledge; to enlarge knowledge in the contemporary spatial dynamics area, and the theories and planning systems; to strengthen the capacity for critics, analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing new and complex ideas in the field of technical and scientific study; to assure the appropriate academic training requirements for the university teaching or researching career.

Employment Prospects

Specific objectives of the Programme are: to expand the areas of training at the level of undergraduate and advanced study courses in various topics of engineering education and, in particular, the specific area of the Master in Civil Engineering - Planning Option, allowing thus a wider spatial coverage of postgraduate education in territorial planning and dynamics and adjust that level to the requirements of specific labor market in Portugal and the European Union aiming, therefore, the attractiveness and mobility of students from different countries and the competitiveness and complementarily of training and education at FEUP and at FAUP, as well as in European and broader international institutions, at the university level of education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Environment Quality and Planning
  • Urban Forms and Structures
  • Planning Transports and Mobility
  • Urban and metropolitan Policies
  • Spatial Planning System

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Citizen Card or Passport 
  • Copy of Vaccine Bulletin with the tetanus vaccine up to date 
  • Identification of Tax ID Number 
  • Declaration on honor that you are a scholarship candidate, where applicable (document provided by the services).
  • Hold a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in one of the areas specified by the school/faculty;
  • Hold a foreign higher education degree that is in accordance with the Bologna process or that may be recognised by the U.Porto as satisfying the requirements of a bachelors degree;
  • Have an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that the U.Porto recognises as proof of ability to complete the course of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/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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