Master of Science in Urban Planning and Management

Master of Science in Urban Planning and Management

Integrated Master in Urban Planning and Management (300 ECTC, 5 academic years, full-time)

Professional profile

Urban Planning focuses on learning about the development of cities or settlements. Students learn how to be responsible for developing new building sites as well as finding new uses for abandoned ones. They collect and interpret data and use it to come up with suggestions, plans and possible solutions.

The integrated Master’s Program for Urban Planning and Management aims to prepare future planners who will have to face the growing inequalities between people and places, as well as the increasingly present unsustainable development. This program offers a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge in several aspects such as: planning at different levels; urban design; economic development, environmental and social aspects; planning and development instruments, but above all it offers the integration of this knowledge in a holistic approach to the challenges that planners constantly face.

Society, Sustainability and Planning promotes a new understanding of how to transform the built environment in collaboration with citizens. This program pays attention to the social, cultural, political and economic environment in which decision-making for spatial interventions takes place.

You learn to analyze, develop and negotiate innovative institutional designs and policy solutions to support and lead complex transformations in the light of international sustainability and planning debates. The core of our focus on the human factor in society, sustainability and planning is the use of real-life cases and laboratory work.

The main modules covered during the studies of this program:
a. General training
Topography, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, History and Planning Thought, Analysis of Territory and Settlements, etc.

b. Characteristic base formation
Planning laboratories of several levels (urban; regulatory; regional); Technology and City Infrastructure; Planning Systems; Urban design studio and theory; Environmental Planning; Landscape Design; Action and Strategic Plan

c. Integrative training
Law and urban legislation; Urban Economy; Local Government and Local Finance.

Employment opportunities
The main employment sectors include:
– The private sector of companies or consulting and design studios in the field of urban planning and urban planning to carry out assisted work.
– Public sector: the level of local government, starting from the municipalities and communes to the district or regions. The level of central government;
– Local and foreign scientific research institutions which have as their main focus the field of the environment.
– Freelance consultants and professionals who offer their expertise to international and local bodies and organizations.


Semesteri I

Territory & Settlement Analysis 1 (6 Credits)

Architectural History and the City I (6 Credits)

Planning History and Thought 1 (3 Credits)

Mathematics (6 Credits)

Topography (3 Credits)

Semester II

Territory & Settlement Analysis 2 (6 Credits)

Architectural History and the City II (6 Credits)

Planning History and Thought 2 (6 Credits)

Earth Science (6 Credits)

CAD (3 Credits)

Geometry and Graphic Documentation (6 Credits)

Climatology (6 Credits)

Semester III

Technology and city infrastructure 1 (6 Credits)

Geographic Information Systems (6 Credits)

Planning Systems (6 Credits)

Economics (3 Credits)

Urban Planning Laboratories 1 (6 Credits)

Semester IV

Technology and city infrastructure 2 (6 Credits)

Urban Economics (3 Credits)

Statistics (6 Credits)

Urban Geography (6 Credits)

EU and territorial policies (6 Credits)

Urban Planning Laboratories 2 (6 Credits)

Semester V

Urban Planning Studio (6 Credits)

Transport policy and traffic management (6 Credits)

Demography (6 Credits)

Real Estate Appraisal (6 Credits)

Cultural Heritage Management (3 Credits)

Landscape Design (6 Credits)

Workshop “Resilient cities” (3 Credits)

Semester VI

Urban Design Studio and Theory (6 Credits)

Action / Strategic Plan (6 Credits)

Technical Urban Planning (3 Credits)

Environmental Planning (6 Credits)

Housing and Community Projects (6 Credits)

Advanced Geographic Information Systems 2 (6 Credits)

Semester VII

Lab. Regulatory Planning 1 (6 Credits)

Public Services and Local Finance (6 Credits)

Business Plan (6 Credits)

Environmental Policy (6 Credits)

Semester VIII

Lab. Regulatory Planning 2 (6 Credits)

Rural and Agrarian Development (6 Credits)

Coastal Zone Management (6 Credits)

Urban Regeneration and Community Projects (6 Credits)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (6 Credits)

Semester IX

Regional Planning 1 (6 Credits)

Scientific Research Method (3 Credits)

Final Planning Studio (15 Credits)

Environmental impact assessment (6 credits)

Semester X

Regional Planning 2 (6 Credits)

Diploma Thesis and Project (15 Credits)

Professional internship (3 credits)

City Marketing (3 Credits)

Entrepreneurship and Business (3 Credits)