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.
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.
Course activities of the Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design are organized along four semesters.
The first semester aims to set a common frame of reference for students coming from different disciplines through a range of various learning experiences. From the second semester onwards, the students face several courses according to urban design oriented and urban policy oriented options. The programme features distinctive laboratories dedicated to the preparation of a project. Qualified internships and work experience in public agencies or professional offices are also offered.
Among the Full Professors of the programme: Pier Carlo Palermo (Dean of the School of Architecture and Society), Alessandro Balducci (former President of AESOP, the Association of European Schools of Planning), Bruno Dente, Patrizia Gabellini (Head of the Department of Architecture and Planning), Costanzo Ranci, Antonio Tosi. In 2004 Giancarlo de Carlo and Nuno Portas were awarded with an Honorary Degree. Qualified research staff and PhD students with significant international and professional experiences are involved in the tutorship and teaching activity.
The School has rich libraries, the Architecture and Planning Department library being specialized in Urban Planning.
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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.
Scholarships for the Academic Year 2012-2013
The Politecnico di Milano operates 3 scholarship schemes, which provide financial support for full-time Non EU and EU* students enrolled in our Master of Science programmes:
Important note for EU students: EU students can be considered only for Platinum and Gold scholarships if they apply and consign a complete dossier (including the language certificate) by the final deadline set for Non EU students.
The number of Platinum, Gold and Silver scholarships awarded varies from year to year, a small number of Platinum scholarships and a larger number of Gold and Silver scholarships are available.
Scholarships Assignment criteria:
The selection criteria are based on the evaluation of your previous education and its match with the prerequisites of our M.Sc. programmes. Obviously GPA (grade point average) and academic achievements (including the portfolio when requested) are of utmost importance. Last but not least a well written motivation letter will highly contribute to a positive decision by the Scholarship Awarding Committee
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