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Urban Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #147 (QS) , | ,
The central concern of the Master’s program is to equip the participants with a critical understanding of the development of urban areas, unveiling the political, economic and social forces underlying the different types of urban conflict and exploring concrete approaches to address their causes.

About

The Urban Development program is divided into a three semester study period, complemented by a fourth semester in which students write their Master’s thesis. The first and third semesters take place in El Gouna, Egypt, while the second semester is hold in Berlin, Germany. The location of the fourth semester is open to the students's individual choice.

The courses consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, exercises and integrated projects. The integrated projects form the backbone of the study program: on the basis of real cases, interdisciplinary teams are put together to find solutions for the development of complex topics in the field of urban development. The project work includes site visits (excursions), enquiry sessions, moderated group discussions, teamwork and study and mediation workshops. The participants gain professional experience through studying, while developing their social and intercultural skills at the same time. The students' performance is assessed through course work, examinations and a final dissertation report (Master’s thesis).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Urban Planning Basics
  • Urban Analysis and Geo-data
  • Project Management
  • Legal and Economic Framework
  • Water and Waste
  • First Term Project
  • Soft Skills
  • Urban Sociology and Urban Governance
  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

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

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Passport Copy
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Motivation Letter (max. 2 pages)
  • Certificates and Transcripts of your BSc. Studies, or any other University degree that makes you eligble for the Master Program you apply for.
  • Certificates of Work Experience if any.
  • Certificates of Civic Engangement if any.
  • Certificate of English Language Proficiency.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

The advanced master’s programs at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna were designed for young professionals who wish to advance their academic education with the intention to take the next steps in their careers. Consequently, the Department of Urban Development is looking for applicants who have already acquired practical work experience of 12 to 24 months in an area that is relevant to the field of study.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    9996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/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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