M.Sc. On Campus

Urbanism, Landscape and Planning

24 months
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New strategies must be developed to not only tackle social exclusion, unequal distribution of resources and spatial contradictions, but also be inspired by the multiple and (trans)cultural expressions of worldwide urbanisms. The Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning at KU Leuven focuses on multi-faceted and -scalar issues of contemporary urban development.


The Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning at KU Leuven develops a critical understanding of the contemporary conditions of settlements, cities and urban regions. It introduces students to innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through projects, plans and policies across different scales.

The programme is organised according to the following format:

  • Compulsory and optional courses
  • Urbanism studios (year 1)
  • Thesis studios (year 2)


The master prepares you for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems.  

MaULP graduates are highly valued in urban design offices, consultancy firms for urban development and management, real estate agencies that develop public-private partnerships and the public sector. 

Graduates are recognised in Flanders as urban planners, if they comply with certain rules pertaining to their choice courses, thus being eligible for certain positions such as public servants.

Graduates will be able to provide professional architectural and/or urban design experience to design offices, consultancy firms, or work as public servants. Urbanism is closely related to current and rapid social transformation and there is a continual need for professionals capable of responding with new interpretations, strategies and designs in response to emerging trends. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Theory and Practice of Urbanism since 1945    
  • Strategic Spatial Planning    
  • Landscape Architecture    
  • Project Development and Management    
  • Urban Design Strategies    
  • Landscape Urbanism    
  • Studio Landscape Urbanism    
  • Studio Urbanism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

1 September 2023 (for students with a Flemish degree)


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students obtained a professional degree (with a minimum of 4 years, preferably 5 years of study) in the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and other allied fields
  • Architecture
  • Engineering: architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Spatial planning
  • Urban planning / design
  • A graduate (with minimum 5 years of university education) in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Urban or Physical Planning with a good academic record (normal level of 70 %, of GPA 2.8/3.0, second class upper). The relevance of the academic record will be compared for each university and/or country of origin.
  • A letter of motivation and, if possible, a portfolio which clearly demonstrates sound professional intentions and relevant experience.
  • GRE test results: Students applying to this programme are exempted from submitting GRE scores, but it might still be considered as an asset.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /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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