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 part of the European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). MaULP students can apply to spend the second semester abroad at one of our partner universities-UPC Barcelona, TU Delft or IUAV Venezia—to obtain the EMU certificate
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.
MaUSP 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.
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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Applicants should fulfil the following formal requirements:
- - Be 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.
- - Have a good command of English, certified by a score on a language test ((TOEFL: Computer-based test 213 pt., Internet-based test 79 - 80 pt., Paper-based test 550 pt.) or (IELTS: 6.5 - 7 pt.)).
- - Submit a letter of motivation and a portfolio which clearly demonstrate their sound professional intentions and relevant experience.
- - Applicants with some years of relevant professional experience will be preferred.
International6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Leuven
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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