Master in Urban planning and design

The programme offers the following course(s)


The master's in Urban planning and design is a international interdisciplinary program that prepares student for a career in urban planning. This master's degree is organized over two years and based on four teaching careers :

  • Urban Planning and Urban project - UPU
  • Urban planning and International Cooperation - UCI
  • Urban Design - DU
  • International Cooperation in Urban Planning - ICUP

All of these programs, open to students in initial and continuing education, offer classes given by researchers and practitioners who, throughout the four semesters of teaching, alternate theoretical approaches, practical approaches and professional role-playing in various educational forms (lectures, seminars, individual or collective tutorial classes, project design workshops or missions dedicated more specifically to research, graduation project). Getting this master's presupposes considerable dedication on the part of the student, vouching for the quality of his or her future professional commitment.

The objective of the program is to endow students with a solid grounding in the contemporary city and the tools required for its study, planning and management.

More specifically :

  • The Urban planning and Urban project programs aims to prepare students for a career in urban planning in the field of regional planning, urban project and urban project management
  • The Urban planning and international cooperation and International cooperation in urban planning programs aim to prepare students for a career in urban planning and development in the context of implementation of international projects and cooperation and development schemes

The Urban design program aims to prepare students for a career in the design of public spaces, urban projects and project coordination (urban and territorial).

Access conditions

The selection is done by a commission on the base of candidates’ CV and an interview that has the objective to check whether they have acquired the language and/or urban planning skills required for direct admission to the master.

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education :
• if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
• or if you followed training under the continuous training regime one of the previous 2 years
• or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP)


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