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Top 25 Masters Degrees in Urban Design 2019

Students of the Master in Urban Design degree will receive a multidisciplinary education with emphasis in urban design theory. Graduates will be able to design spaces, landscapes and groups of buildings that will contribute to the development within the urban environment.

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Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology

Do you want to take part in designing sustainable architecture and developing socially just cities for the future? The Master’s Program in Architecture and Urban Design i ... [+]

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Do you want to take part in designing sustainable architecture and developing socially just cities for the future? The Master’s Program in Architecture and Urban Design is operating in-between the artistic and the scientific field of knowledge. The program is characterized by a consistent focus on sustainability and has an exploratory and experimental profile with teachers from all over the world.

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Ecological challenges such as climate change and social crises such as unequal local and global development and migration places raise a strong demand on architecture to develop new solutions based on broad interdisciplinary perspectives. In the Master's Program in Architecture and Urban Design, these complex issues are dealt with in various design studios. Departing from your own experience and ethical position the program wants to challenge the conventional contemporary architectural practice and the future of the profession.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
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September 2019
Full-time
Campus

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IUAV University of Architecture in Venice, Italy

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Specialisation Programme for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spac ... [+]

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Master course for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spaces, architectures and experiences for commercial and social places.

Held at the University of Architecture in Venice –IUAV– ReADs is a high-level Master’s course that aims to train Retail Design professionals through a “learning by doing” teaching consisting of frontal lessons integrated by workshops, internships, visits to the main international companies leaders of innovation and a filed trip to Sweden, home-country of Retail.

Lessons are held by some of the best professionals in Retail, Design and Architecture worldwide.... [-]

Italy Venice
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November 2019
Full-time
Campus

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DOBA Business School

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainabl ... [+]

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable development and quality of life.

A smart city is a city that is based on the needs of its citizens and that uses advanced technologies to promote competitiveness, sustainable development and a better quality of life.

Due to the fact that the process of urbanization is going to intensify, the cities will have to face challenges of sustainable development at different levels: environmental, social and economic, especially in less developed countries where the urbanization level is much greater. It is essential to introduce integrative policy forms for a better quality of life of both urban and rural populations, and for a greater social inclusion.... [-]

Slovenia Maribor
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October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined

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Domus Academy

In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space. You will e ... [+]

Master in URBAN VISION AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Re-visioning cities

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience. ... [-]
Italy Milan
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September 2019
Full-time
12 
Campus

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University of the Witwatersrand

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-orient ... [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.

Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training, with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses, and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer-based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies, and Practices. Closing dates ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
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February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 
Campus

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

The Master’s program in Smart City Design is tailored to help students develop a strong understanding of both the strategic and operational aspects of designing smart and ... [+]

Shape the future of our cities with the Smart City Design M.A.

Do you want to make an impact in the transitions of modern cities? Whether it is charging points for electric vehicles, smart parking or intelligent mobility solutions, the need to transform our fast-growing cities in terms of sustainability is more important than ever.

Digitization and global population growth will have a wide impact on telecommunications, energy supply, urban transport and housing in urban areas. In many parts of the world, smart concepts for cities are already being developed to meet the increasing demands for comfort, safety, and energy efficiency.

If you are interested in urban innovation and want to develop innovative services addressing the new challenges cities are facing, then the Master program Smart City Design at Macromedia University is just the right path for you. Depending upon your interest, you can start your career in diverse areas such as mobility, construction & architecture, interior design, sustainability as well as culture and public administration.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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March 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 
Campus

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University of Lincoln

The course aims to attract a cohort of students from around the world and seeks to give you the opportunity to build your own global network of collaborators. ... [+]

The Course

The Master of Architecture (Global Practice) recognizes the global and interdisciplinary nature of design practice in the built environment. It is designed for professionals with ambitions to lead in global design practice. In teaching, learning, and assessment, the emphasis is on interdisciplinary teamwork and project-based design in the built environment.

There is scope for students to design the Masters Design Project to suit their aspirations in academic research or design practice in the built environment. The programme involves global design practices in collaboration with participants and aims to produce employable leaders in Architecture and allied disciplines in a global context.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
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August 2019
Full-time
Campus

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Technical University of Liberec

The graduate is an architect with versatile training in architectural structure design, interiors and urbanistic works. The studies finish with the final state exam, a pa ... [+]

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

The graduate is an architect with versatile training in architectural structure design, interiors and urbanistic works. The studies finish with the final state exam, a part of which are exams in the history of arts and architecture, supporting structures, building construction and a dissertation defense.

Key Facts FACULTY: Faculty of Arts and Architecture LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor in a relevant field - recognized in the Czech Republic Motivation letter in English Fluent English skills (at least B1 level, no official certificate required) Practice in an architectonic studio (ideally 140 work-days in a full-time job/internship) - confirmation from the workplace Interview (maybe led online after previous agreement gained from the Faculty of Art and Architecture). Portfolio Contact person: zdenka.zednickova@tul.cz DURATION: 2 years FEE / ACADEMIC YEAR: USD 5000 APPLICATION FEE: CZK 2000/USD 100 (application), CZK 3000 (diploma recognition application) SCHOLARSHIP: Erasmus+ scholarship for mobilities available. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019 (for academic year 2019/20) [-]
Czech Republic Liberec
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September 2019
Full-time
Campus

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The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. ... [+]

The 12 month MArch Architecture Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies.

This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area.

Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
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September 2019
Full-time
Campus

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. ... [+]

Master of European Urban Studies (EUS)

The Master Programme "European Urban Studies" (EUS) addresses current challenges of cities in Europe. It is motivated by the general insight in the significance of cities for progress in Europe. Cities are the place for concrete solutions for problems from all fields of everyday life and the place for sustaining democracy. The EUS programme therefore pays special attention to questions of social cohesion, urban housing, cultural diversity, sustainable planning and mobility. It works with an understanding of urban planning that combines competences from the disciplines of urban planning, urban sociology, urban design, landscape and spatial planning. It provides a transdisciplinary and comprehensive approach for studying the development of European cities.... [-]

Germany Weimar
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October 2019
Full-time
Campus

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HK PolyU School of Design

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design ... [+]

Is This Programme Right for You?

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. In line with the School’s human-centred critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. Urban Environments Design focuses on the analysis and design of hybrid and composite interior environments, urban public spaces and urban systems and strategies.Application Timeline - Sep 2019 Entry

Applications start: 27 Sep 2018 First Round Review deadline: 14 Dec 2018 Application deadline: 30 Apr 2019 This programme, hosted in a design school, is in contrast to architectural education. / PolyU Design Programme Aims ... [-]
Hong Kong Kowloon
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1
September 2019
Full-time
1.5 
Campus

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IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovatio ... [+]

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. Traditional disciplinary boundaries have been overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and the transfer of technology. Designers are now required to know new design skills and ways of information sharing, as well as have improved ability to listen to the needs of clients. On the other hand, it provides designers with new opportunities to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge but yet without formal conditions or style obligations. Even when applied to interior architecture, the designer must be able to make use of new skills to delineate separated professions, those typical of the architecture.... [-]

Italy Turin
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March 2019
Full-time
Campus

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Estonian Academy of Arts

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography ... [+]

As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic and political developments of today. The two-year Master’s program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity. What shapes have the processes of urbanization assumed today? How are urban spaces produced?

The program foregrounds the unitary perspective of the city as a physical space, a social space and a space of design. It combines rigorous academic research with intensive fieldwork. The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of urban studies, urbanism, and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography, and geography. Our students have academic backgrounds in architecture, social sciences or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs, and urban forms.... [-]

Estonia Tallinn
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August 2019
Full-time
Campus

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Universidad UNIACC

The Universidad UNIACC MBA graduate will be able to develop leadership in complex national and international organizations. It is expected that, at the end of their train ... [+]

The Universidad UNIACC MBA graduate will be able to develop leadership in complex national and international organizations. It is expected that, at the end of their training process, they will achieve this leadership using different tools and strategic skills, based on their solid formation in different areas of senior management.

At the same time, it will place at the service of the organizations their managerial skills and abilities, oriented to problem solving, negotiation, communication, teamwork and leadership, with a strategic vision that allows them to face the challenges of a global, changing environment. and highly competitive.

Entry requirementsChilean and foreign applicants who enter a Master's Degree at Universidad UNIACC must present their degree or a professional degree, original or legalized before a notary, whose level and content of studies are equivalent to those necessary to obtain a degree. In the case of the foreign applicant, he / she must present his / her academic degree or professional title apostilled or approved by the Chilean Consulate in the country of origin and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chile.Present a clear and legible photocopy of both sides of the identity card.Comply with the other requirements established by the University for the entrance, for the program in question.Description of the Modality... [-]
Chile Santiago
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1
May 2019
Full-time
18 
Online

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University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is a professional degree for systems thinkers who want to address complex infrastructure challenges. ... [+]

*The application system opens on January 2nd, 2019.

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is a professional degree for systems thinkers who want to address complex infrastructure challenges. This hybrid program combines graduate-level engineering and urban planning courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to build your career and drive innovation in urban planning.

Public and private sector organizations need urban planners and engineers who have the technical decision-making knowledge to efficiently design and manage urban infrastructure and services. They need people with a multidisciplinary perspective who understand the complex interplay of social, environmental and financial factors of the built environment. They’re also looking for people who have the business perspective and interpersonal skills to lead teams and guide change.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
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1
January 2020
Full-time
12 
Campus

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