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Urban Planning and Design, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #276 (QS) ,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    495 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    495 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National and International Students: QR 2000

Living costs for Doha

  • 4700 - 8800 QAR/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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