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Urban Design, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Do you want to shape the cities of the future? The Urban Design programme from Aalborg University combines architecture and design with engineerical knowledge and sociology in a broad education programme with focus on current and future challenges within the field of urban development and urban planning.

About

Urban Design is about changing the world. It is about improving cities by solving societal, climatic, and cultural challenges. As a graduate in Urban Design from Aalborg University you can contribute to creating innovative and functional cities that meet the living conditions of tomorrow and create wellbeing and growth.

You will experience a creative combination of problem-based learning (PBL) and realistic projects with “hands-on” challenges.

You get the opportunity to combine architectural design competences with those of engineering and gain knowledge on socioligical aspects.

When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. 

Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.

The Master's programme in Urban Design allows you to specialise in one of the following subjects:

  • Mobilities and Urban Studies
  • Urban Architecture

Job and Career

The social need for graduates with a cross-disciplinary mobility profile, such as the one acquired through tThe MSc programme Urban Design with a specialization in Mobilities & Urban Studies at Aalborg University, is mainly found within public administration and institutions as well as private organisations, consultancies and consulting engineering firms working within the field of mobility, transport and city life.

In the public sector, on state and municipal levels alike, there is a demand for mobility graduates with skills to analyse and plan for new ways to organise social mobilities that are moving towards resource optimisation, sustainable mobilities systems and a more equal distribution of mobilities resources. State administrations and municipalities, thus, present significant public employment opportunities within the mobility profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing Contemporary Mobilities 
  • The Mobilities Turn 
  • Mobility Technologies and Infrastructures
  • Applied Philosophy of Science and Mobile Methods
  • Designing Urban Mobility
  • Place and Culture 
  • Simulating and Modeling Urban Flows

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

The following bachelor degrees qualify for admission to the master’s programme in Urban Design , specializing in either Urban Architecture or Mobilities and Urban Studies:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Architecture and Design) from AAU 
  • Bygningsdesign (bachelor), DTU
  • Bygningsdesign (diplomingeniør), DTU
  • By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning (bachelor), AAU
Applicants with an equivalent Danish or foreign degree at a similar level may be admitted subject to individual assessment by the study board. If your bachelor degree does not qualify directly for admission to the master’s programme, the Admissions Office will forward your application for approval by the relevant study board.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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