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Urban Studies - Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport

24 months
9093 EUR/year
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The Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport programme at Malmö University focusses on economic and business perspectives of urban development. Urban development is driven by different private and public stakeholders at local, regional, national end even international level.


At the Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport programme at Malmö University the economic focus of the programme provides an appreciation for the different incentives and institutions that drive the development of sustainable cities. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in a range of positions within both private and public sectors, as well as having the opportunity to pursue PhD studies.

Rapid urban development poses both possibilities and challenges that can be seen across the world. Urban development is driven by a large number of stakeholders and interests, not least within the real estate and transport sectors, as well as public and non-governmental organisations. The programme specifically addresses the role and interaction of different stakeholders as well as institutional perspectives on the development of sustainable and liveable cities. The education is interdisciplinary with a basis in economics, business administration, and economic geography.

The programme is built around international research environments at the Department of Urban Studies. Education, as well as research, is conducted to have high policy relevance and both often actively involve stakeholders from the business or public sector. The department has close cooperations with stakeholders in the transport and real estate sectors, as well as with local and regional policymakers. The teaching staff includes researchers involved in research projects with for example K2-Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport and CFFF (Centre for Real Estate Business). The programme also incorporates aspects from the research about Smarts Cities and Smart Transport carried out at the University’s Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. 

Urban development requires a broad knowledge of economic perspectives of societal challenges such as transport and property development, as well as deepened insights into innovative processes. These perspectives are important to understand the driving forces behind urbanisation, and to understand spatial development within and between cities and regions. After graduation, you will have a unique understanding of how such challenges affect cities and regions, making you qualified to work with these issues across sectors. Students will be of interest for the private sector in various consultancy firms or bigger construction companies, as well as in the public authorities at a local, regional and national level. The programme also provides a solid basis for PhD studies.

Programme Structure


  • Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development 
  • Urban Studies: Strategic Management and Service Innovation
  • Urban Studies: Spatial Economics 
  • Urban Studies: Applications of Spatial Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B/ English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from submitted three-part supporting document.

  • For students applying in the second admission round, (national admission round, March 15- April 15), the supporting document must be uploaded to by April 15. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9093 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18186 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full tuition fee: 185000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

7318 - 11465 SEK /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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