Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Architecture and Built Environment

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning

Cities and settlements are under extreme pressure. Social and environmental inequity is sharply on the rise. The Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning focuses on multifaceted and multi-scalar solutions to issues such as social exclusion, unequal distribution of resources and spatial contradictions, whilst reflecting the multiple and transcultural expressions of urbanism worldwide.

About this programme 

Cities and settlements are under extreme pressure. Social and environmental inequity is sharply on the rise. Urbanism, spatial planning and intervention in landscape systems are in urgent need of renewed approaches. New strategies must be developed to not only tackle social exclusion, unequal distribution of resources and spatial contradictions, but also be inspired by the multiple and (trans)cultural expressions of worldwide urbanisms.

The Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning focuses on multi-faceted and -scalar issues of contemporary urban development. The course develops a critical understanding of the contemporary conditions of settlements, cities and urban regions. It introduces students to innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through projects, plans and policies across different scales. The course offers three possible specializations: urbanism, planning or landscape.

The programme develops a critical understanding of the contemporary conditions of settlements, cities and urban regions. It introduces students to innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through projects, plans and policies across varying scales.

Programme structure

Design and thesis studios form the heart of the programme. They are organised as two full days of work on Mondays and Tuesdays to provide an intensive and immersive working environment such as occurs in most professional practices. These courses build a balance between teamwork and individual contribution.

Depending on the track students choose (urbanism, planning or landscape), certain optional courses are compulsory. 

Career perspectives

The master prepares you for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. MaUSP graduates are highly valued in urban design offices, consultancy firms for urban development and management, real estate agencies that develop public-private partnerships and the public sector. Graduates provide professional architectural and/or urban design experience in design offices, consultancy firms, or work as public servants. 

Graduates are recognised in Flanders as urban planners, if they comply with certain rules pertaining to their choice courses, thus being eligible for certain positions such as public servants.

Program overview

Main Subject

Architecture and Built Environment

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning

Cities and settlements are under extreme pressure. Social and environmental inequity is sharply on the rise. The Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning focuses on multifaceted and multi-scalar solutions to issues such as social exclusion, unequal distribution of resources and spatial contradictions, whilst reflecting the multiple and transcultural expressions of urbanism worldwide.

About this programme 

Cities and settlements are under extreme pressure. Social and environmental inequity is sharply on the rise. Urbanism, spatial planning and intervention in landscape systems are in urgent need of renewed approaches. New strategies must be developed to not only tackle social exclusion, unequal distribution of resources and spatial contradictions, but also be inspired by the multiple and (trans)cultural expressions of worldwide urbanisms.

The Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning focuses on multi-faceted and -scalar issues of contemporary urban development. The course develops a critical understanding of the contemporary conditions of settlements, cities and urban regions. It introduces students to innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through projects, plans and policies across different scales. The course offers three possible specializations: urbanism, planning or landscape.

The programme develops a critical understanding of the contemporary conditions of settlements, cities and urban regions. It introduces students to innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through projects, plans and policies across varying scales.

Programme structure

Design and thesis studios form the heart of the programme. They are organised as two full days of work on Mondays and Tuesdays to provide an intensive and immersive working environment such as occurs in most professional practices. These courses build a balance between teamwork and individual contribution.

Depending on the track students choose (urbanism, planning or landscape), certain optional courses are compulsory. 

Career perspectives

The master prepares you for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. MaUSP graduates are highly valued in urban design offices, consultancy firms for urban development and management, real estate agencies that develop public-private partnerships and the public sector. Graduates provide professional architectural and/or urban design experience in design offices, consultancy firms, or work as public servants. 

Graduates are recognised in Flanders as urban planners, if they comply with certain rules pertaining to their choice courses, thus being eligible for certain positions such as public servants.

Admission requirements

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Admission criteria

Diploma requirements:  Students obtained a professional degree (with a minimum of 4 years, preferably 5 years of study) in the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and other allied fields

  • Architecture
  • Engineering: architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Spatial planning
  • Urban planning / design
A graduate (with minimum 5 years of university education) in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Urban or Physical Planning with a good academic record (normal level of 70 %, of GPA 2.8/3.0, second class upper). The relevance of the academic record will be compared for each university and/or country of origin.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

The ideal prospective student has a firm foundational knowledge of architecture and planning, exceptional results from previous studies, and a special desire to address European-wide urban problems. Practical experience in design offices, consultancy firms, planning or policymaking councils is beneficial. Proven, extensive and highly regarded personal experience can compensate for deficiencies in academic qualification.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

7,518 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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