According to the United Nations, urban planning is a priority field for universities to address effectively the environmental and social challenges facing cities.
The Master Planning and Sustainability from Université de Tours involves learning about current challenges of sustainable development of cities through research. It focuses on issues around urban and regional development in European countries as well as in the Global South. As such, it develops a “one world” approach, providing skills that students can use as planners working in various geographical contexts.
The students will be trained in research methods relating to planning and urban studies, with an emphasis on various planning cultures and on the need to incorporate environmental issues in urban development.
Regarding career prospects, this Master’s degree opens the way to a PhD in spatial planning and urban development. The curriculum is closely linked to international research operations of the laboratory Cities, Territories, Environment and Societies (CITERES, University of Tours and CNRS –National Agency for Scientific Research).
The Master’s also equips students with expertise to manage and design urban studies, as researchers in a public or private organisation or as consultants. In addition, it opens the way to careers in public or private organizations in the field of sustainable urban development and regional planning throughout the world.
These job prospects are continually growing given the high rate of urban development in emerging countries. The lack of courses in planning in these countries and the conversion of urban development to combating climate change make the Master Planning and Sustainability an exciting opportunity for foreign students to develop a professional project including expatriation or integrating the labour market of the country of origin.
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- Group research project: the city
- Theories and models of urban development
- Urban challenges: scaling, social and environmental justice
- French as a foreign language
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesSustainable Development Environmental Management View 7 other Masters in Environmental Management in France
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- To candidate to these International Masters, a bachelor with honors degree (or equivalent) of a minimum of four years is required.
- Applications of the candidate are examined by a jury of lecturers and researchers who select the best ones.
Scholarship students are exempt from all tuition fees.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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