The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning 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. The programme will start in autumn 2017 as a joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. During the first year it will be administered by the University of Helsinki. Aalto University will join the programme officially in 2018.