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Urban Design

Aalborg University

24 months
13656 EUR/year
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Do you want to shape the cities of the future? The Urban Design programme of Aalborg University enables you to work in a design-academic and analytical manner with complex spatial, urban-planning and development-oriented urban issues. Choose between the specializations Urban architecture, as well as mobility & urban Studies.


About the programme

On the two-year Master’s degree programme in Urban Design, you specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Mobilities and Urban Studies
  • Urban Architecture

The focal point of the Urban Design programme of Aalborg University is the context, function and form of the city, and the societal challenges facing the city: climate change, sustainability, welfare, urban growth and urban monp.

The programme focuses on developing knowledge, skills and competencies to identify and work with complex urban issues in an integrated academic perspective that combines architectural, functional, technical and social science aspects.

With a master's degree in Urban Design, you will be able to take part in the important interdisciplinary task of creating innovative, sustainable and functional cities that meet the living conditions of the future and create a fertile ground for well-being and development.

At Urban Design, you will work in a practical and theoretical manner with academic issues. You will work extensively with urban, architectural and mobility theory, and develop a strong, broad toolbox with both analogue and digital methods for analysis, design and communication: from sketching and modelling, to citizen involvement and ethnography, and to tracking and simulation technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Urban Transformation
  • Climate and Hydrology in Urban Transformation
  • Analysing Urban Transformation
  • Design for Urban Mobility
  • Theories of the Network City
  • Site Morphology: Advanced Analysis and Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelors with the following degrees are eligible for admission to the master’s programme in Urban Design (cand.polyt. in urbant design), specializing in either Urban Architecture or Mobilities and Urban Studies:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering in Architecture and Design with specialisation in Architecture and Urban Design
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Architectural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B Eng) in Architectural Engineering

All applicants without a legal right must prove that their English language qualifications is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English

Applicants with an equivalent Danish or foreign degree at a similar level may be admitted subject to individual assessment by the study board.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13656 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6828 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 50,775 DKK per semester

Living costs for Aalborg

1075 - 1344 EUR /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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