Programmes

Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning

This site contains the student study guide for the Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning. Here you will find the programme curriculum as well as detailed guidelines for planning your studies. All the materials and instructions are for all the majors of the programme. If you are interested in applying to the programme, follow the links at the bottom of the site to the application page.

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning is jointly organized by the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the School of Engineering. The programme is coordinated by the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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 started in autumn 2017 as a joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. There are two schools participating from Aalto: School of Arts, Design and Architecture and School of Engineering.

News

Aalto University, Squad students, May-2023. Credits: Aleksi Poutanen
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Call for Theses: Master’s Award in Development Studies 2024

The call for the Master's Award in Development Studies 2024 is now open until 15 August 2024.
Student guide illustration, language and communications studies
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Languages, culture and communication courses in August

The Language Centre offers a wide range of courses in period IV.
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Supporting your study ability and wellbeing, Summer 2024

Dear student! To support the study ability and wellbeing of our students, Aalto offers online material and guidance during the summer. FSHS serves students throughout the summer.

Events

Aalto Fashion / Näytös24, invitation
Exhibitions

Näytös24 & Näyttely24 (external link)

We warmly welcome you to follow the stream from Aalto Fashion students' graduate show Näytös24 and exhibition Näyttely24.
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Aalto Readers' Club

Join our dynamic book club at Aalto University!
Aalto Readers' Club
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Aalto Readers' Club

Join our dynamic book club at Aalto University!
Aalto Readers' Club
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Aalto Readers' Club

Join our dynamic book club at Aalto University!

How to apply

Urban Studies and Planning, M.Sc in Architecture

"A diverse group of students with different backgrounds is inspiring. Every teacher has a different expertise and some different perspective to bring to the discussion, and the topics we learned broadened my knowledge of the city from very different perspectives”

Urban Studies and Planning

Urban Studies and Planning in Real Estate Economics, Master of Science (Technology)

In the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning in Real Estate Economics you develop into a real estate professional with strong understanding of urban government, policy-making and planning.

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