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Mobilities and Urban Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #324 (QS) ,
The MSc Programme in Mobilities and Urban Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark is interesting for students motivated to gain the technical skills associated with engineering as well as the theoretical based reflection of social science to understand, design or plan mobility in and around cities – thus to become a “reflecting technologist” as we like to call it.

About

The Mobilities and Urban Studies programme offered at Aalborg University approaches mobilities as more than simply movement and it offers a new innovative and cross-disciplinary mobility-profession based on the new mobilities turn.

Mobilities & Urban studies at Aalborg University integrates the diverse challenges that are related to an increasing physical mobility (traffic and transportation by car, plane or train alike), increased use of virtual mobility (mobile phones and smart transport systems), increasing social mobility (tourism and migration) and environmentally friendly and sustainable modes of transportation (e.g. bicycle cultures or bike lanes in Copenhagen).

The Mobilities & Urban Studies programme enables graduates to examine, integrate and design new solutions related to technological, environmental and urban planning challenges, as well as economic, organizational, political, and social strategies - all related to the field of mobilities.

The MSc programme in Mobilities & Urban Studies is a two years full-time study based on a combination of academic, mobile labs, problem-based learning (PBL) and interdisciplinary approaches based on a multitude of work and evaluation methods. Whether students plan to do research at universities or work in the private sector or public institutions, Mobilities & Urban Studies at Aalborg University offers a leading and international oriented academic education focused on mobilities - one of few in fact.

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.

Job in the public sector

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.

Job in the private sector

In the private sector, there is a great need for knowledge, proficiencies and competencies related to working out technological and strategic mobilities solutions that are able to satisfy the increasing demand for mobility within new resource restrictions. Moreover, private NGOs and other organisations (e.g. within tourism) also offer employment opportunities. Large private logistics, transportation and tourism businesses are other options for a mobility professional. Finally, consulting engineering firms and consultancies will also require graduates with a Master’s degree in Mobilities and Urban Studies.

Academic research

Mobilities & Urban Studies at Aalborg University combines such skills as sociology, engineering and teamwork. This combination gives the student great opportunity to influence the career path he/she wish to follow. Also if this path features the desire to do mobility research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing Contemporary Mobilities
  • The Mobilities Turn
  • Integrated Design Theory and Metodology
  • Mobility Technologies and Infrastructures
  • Applied Philosophy of Science and Mobile Methods
  • Designing Urban Mobility
  • Mobilities: Place and Culture
  • Simulating and Modeling Urban Flows
  • Theories of the Network City and its Technologies
  • Site Morphology and Landscape Techniques
  • Mobilities: Policy, Branding and Place Management
  • Mobilities and Tracking technologies
  • Mobile Culture and Communication
  • Mobilities Design: Concept and Diagram

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 (civilingeniør, cand.polyt. i urbant design), specializing in either Urban Architecture or Mobilities and Urban Studies:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Architecture and Design) from AAU (bachelors with a legal claim for admission to a master’s programme in direct continuation of their bachelor studies)
  • Bygningsdesign (bachelor), DTU
  • Bygningsdesign (diplomingeniør), DTU
  • By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning (bachelor), AAU

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.

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