Cities and Sustainability, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The specialisation Cities and Sustainability in the master's programme Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning offered by Aalborg University is focusing on how to create stronger urban environments and qualities by using a more holistic, multidisciplinary and participatory approach, placing citizens at the centre, and creating benefits and life quality for the city’s inhabitants and users.

About

The education in the Cities and Sustainability programme offered by Aalborg University is structured in a way so you every semester have courses and project work. The problem oriented project work at the education gives you the possibility to combine the professional skills with your interests within development of sustainable cities as well as with actual challenges and problems that cities, inhabitants and the business conditions are facing.

The education is divided in four semesters that runs from September to January and from February to June (where January and June are reserved for the exams). This means that the student is typically completing the master’s degree in two years.

Each one of the first three semesters is subdivided in course modules and a project module. All the courses are being progressed in English. The fourth and thereby the last semester is dedicated to draw up a dissertation that often is being produced in a close cooperation with external stakeholders and supervision from minimum two partner universities. 

The education is based on international research work on the highest level and occupies with areas such as sustainable development, urban planning, air pollution, climate changes, ecological economics, environmental protection and planning, industrial ecology, material and energy flow analysis, sustainability assessment, waste and resource management and the connection between water, energy and food nexus.

Job and career

Through the education Urban-, Energy and Environmental Planning you choose yourself how to set the scene for your future. The master’s degree with the specialisation in Cities and Sustainability gives different job opportunities, where you will be able to combine interdisciplinary.

The graduates with the specialisation in Cities and Sustainability are expected to have different possibilities of careers, for example:

  • Energy companies and local authorities than create the foundation for the continuous energy systems in the cities.
  • Local authorities, companies and consultancies that work with mobility planning in urban areas.
  • NGO’s and research centres that work with behavioural changes when focusing on the users and their consumption in relation to sustainable building and energy effective products. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
    • Theories Of Science And Research Designs
    • Sustainable Urban Planning 
    • Climate And Hydrology Of The Dense City
    • The Socio- Technical Context Of Planning
    • Sustainability Assessment And Societal Decision Processes
    • Theories Of The Network City And Its Technologies

              Detailed Programme Facts

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

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

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                Schedule IELTS
              • Minimum required score:

                560

                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

              • Minimum required score:

                88

                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              • To enter the Master’s Programme in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in: Cities and Sustainability (CiSu) you must have a relevant bachelor degree.
              • The bachelor in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning or Geography at Aalborg University gives you direct access to the programme.
              • Other relevant bachelor degrees could be within engineering, surveying science, biology or a corresponding education after specific assessment, e.g. within planning.
              • Students with another Bachelor’s degree are, upon application for the master programme, evaluated individually and the relevance of the bachelor degree is assessed through this process.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                12421 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 12421 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • National Applies to you

                Free
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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              92,500 DKK

              Living costs for Aalborg

              • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
                Living Costs

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