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. The programme is a joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.
Read about the structure and contents of the programme as well as the teachers and their research. Please note that the application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 closed on Jan 11, 2019. To keep updated about the next application dates, sign up for the Admissions Newsletter by the University of Helsinki.
The credit requirement for the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies & Planning is 120 ECTS credits, which can be completed in two years...
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Master’s programme in Urban studies and planning
Building future cities based on values
Visions for Sustanainable Malminkartano 2050
In spring 2019 Urban Transitions and Futures course of the Urban Studies & Planning Master’s Programme is focusing on the Malminkartano suburb...
Semester of urban studies, planning and inspiration
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