Urban Planning and Design

Qatar University

Master On Campus
24 months
464 EUR/credit
464 EUR/credit
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The Master of Urban Planning and Design degree at Qatar University offers professional education in the the fields of urban planning and design. Graduates may ultimately apply their professional skills in various government agencies, private enterprises, or non-profit organizations within a variety of subject areas.


The Urban Planning and Design program at Qatar University is designed with a perspective that graduate education emphasizes the development of students’ abilities to analyze, assess, assimilate, and apply critical thinking in interdisciplinary planning and design processes. 

Learning outcomes

The course of study normally requires two years (four semesters) for completion, in addition to a summer session.The MUPD addresses the challenges of and opportunities for planning and designing cities. With cross-cutting concern for place, culture, environment, economics, history, and theory, the program capitalizes on the global experience of the city of Doha and aims to prepare graduates to be leaders in shaping urban environments across the region..

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Theory
  • Urban Planning Legislation
  • Urban and Regional Land Use
  • Local and Regional Sustainability
  • Computer Aided Planning
  • Research and Statistical Analysis in Planning
  • Urban Design in Practice
  • Evolutions of Built Form and Townscapes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from a university or college accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 may be admitted to the Professional track of the program. 
  • Students must attain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the first semester. Students must register for a minimum of two regular courses in the field of study in the first semester. If a student fails to attain 3.00 or higher in the first semester, the student will automatically be dismissed from the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    464 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 464 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    464 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 464 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National and International Students: 2000 QAR


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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