Transformative Urban Studies, Master | Université Grenoble Alpes | Grenoble, France
Master On Campus

Transformative Urban Studies

24 months
3862 EUR/year
335 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Transformative Urban Studies at Université Grenoble Alpes  prepares Master students to new professional opportunities in the context of global challenges that deeply transform cities and their surroundings.


Transformative Urban Studies at Université Grenoble Alpes combines the theoretical and methodological background of urban studies and the strategic thinking of urban planning. It both analyses and accompanies actions from public actors, NGOs, citizens that put forward strategies promoting social, spatial and environmental justice.

Through a transformative approach to professional practice and immersive experiences, students learn to recognise, understand and accompany processes of urban, economic, political, ecological and social change.

The TRUST Master program aims at:

  • preparing students to become urban planners in France and beyond
  • providing students with tools to understand urban transitions and transformations at a global scale and to implement transformative urban strategies in different geographical contexts
  • training students capable of transcending the urban-rural and North-South divides in order to better understand the complexity of the contemporary production of the urban

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development and sustainable transitions
  • Polyglot project
  • Urban planning
  • Building with local materials and people (in collaboration with CRAterre lab)
  • Tools for studying mobilities
  • GIS for mapping urban transformations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • E-candidat: May 30
  • PEF: March 5


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For more information please visit the university's website

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3862 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    335 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 335 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Grenoble

882 - 1220 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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