M.Sc. Urban Planning and Policy Design

Politecnico Di Milano

Tuition fee:
  • € 800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,300 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
  • Italian
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

Campus: Milano Leonardo
School: Architecture and Society

Mission and Goals

In the urban planning spectrum, on the one hand, consolidation of a series of urban management activities that require advanced interpretation and application can be identified: the development of general urban planning tools; infrastructural, housing, transport, services and environmental policies; management of complex programmes and projects. On the other hand, the demand for new urban and territorial policies that require specific professional competence is increasing.

This Master of Science offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory and environment.

The programme is taught in English.

Career Opportunities

The main professional opportunities for Master of Science graduates are in the free-lance sector (after having sat the professional examinations) and in institutions and public and private bodies operating to transform and manage the city, territory and environment.

Programme duration: 2 years

Contents

Subjects

Main subjects:

  • Urban design
  • Planning theory and practice
  • Policy analysis
  • Contemporary city
  • Analysis and assessment of urban transformation
  • Infrastructure planning and design
  • City design
  • Energy and urban planning
  • European economics and urban policies
  • Urban ethnography
  • Land use ethics and the law

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of total education (including a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate studies).
    Note: In case your schooling years prior to university are only 10, your bachelor diploma should be at least of 5 years; if your schooling years prior to university are 11, the bachelor diploma should last at least 4 years.
  • A university qualification, at least at undergraduate level, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying.
    a. A Bachelor degree earned by
    i. the end of July if you apply for Master of Science programmes starting in October (1st Semester)
    ii. the end of December if you apply for Master of Science programmes starting in March (2nd Semester)

Or

b. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits (gained in a minimum period of 3 years) if you come from a country where a Master degree is obtained in 4-6 years and would allow you to access to PhD level in case of completion.Note: If the academic system of the student's country does not operate in ECTS, the credits will be verified by our International Admissions Office.

Minimum GPA by country
You have to meet the minimum GPA requirements as shown in the table linked below. If your country is not listed, we do not ask you for any minimum GPA requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 547
TOEFL iBT® test: 78

Funding

Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year all international candidates admitted to one of Politecnico di Milano M.Sc. programmes, starting during the 1st semester of every academic year, are automatically considered for different types of merit based scholarships (there is no separate application for scholarships). Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee.

For the Academic year 2013-2014, there will be a number of merit based scholarships for which all admitted students with a complete dossier will be automatically considered (there is no separate application for scholarships).
The relevant calls will be published by the month of February.

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