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Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning

Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning
Study in the joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University to develop the skills to address complex urban challenges.
Study in the joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University to develop the skills to address complex urban challenges.
Application period starts 03 Dec 2019
Scope of studies and length
120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level
Master
Application period
03 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
Language of instruction
Finnish, Swedish, English
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens)
15 000€
Eligibility to apply for a master's programme requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

How to deal with com­plex urban en­vir­on­ments?

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (USP) prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Students learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skill and practice. USP is a joint programme between the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission requirements, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. You must submit your application online at the Finnish national application portal Studyinfo. The online application form is open only during the application period. Also the admission requirements for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

Please note that there are different admission tracks for the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. Find your study options at Aalto University here.

Admission Services

If you have questions about the admissions process at the University of Helsinki, please contact the Admission Services for guidance and support.