Extent and content of the programme

Master's Programme, Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, 120 credits (THSSM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 25/10/2018
Approved: 25/10/2018

The Masters programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design counts 120 ECTS credits and consists of three terms of coursework and one term for the degree project, together 2 years. The course­work encompasses a substantial share of studios and projects that aim at training students’ practical skills in planning and urban design and at gaining a better understanding of planning practice. All courses in the programme are at advanced (2nd cycle) level. The language of instruction is English.

The programme offers three profiles, Urban Planning and Design (UPD), Urban and Regional Planning (URP) and Environment and Planning (EP). The three profiles are recommended combinations of courses which represent separate professional competences that are involved in urban planning and regional development. By merging these professional competences into one programme, graduates acquire a comprehensive understanding of the planning process, the actors involved, and the aesthetical, social, economic, institutional and environ­mental determinants that contribute to the development of a sustainable society. Students can make own combinations of courses within the programme.