Urban Planning and Policy Design, M.Sc.

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Campus: Milano Leonardo
School: Architecture and Society

Programme duration: 2 years

The programme aims at developing a wide education in planning and policy making and training professionals who can deal with the multiple and complex issues of the contemporary planning agenda for cities and regions. Graduates are currently working for Local Governments, research institutes, private firms in the real estate and advising market, in Italy and abroad.

The programme is taught in English.

Programme Structure

Main subjects:- Urbanism- Urban planning and design- Urban policies- Planning theory and practice- Policy analysis- Contemporary city- Infrastructure planning and design- Energy and urban planning- Housing and neighbourhoods- Regional economics- European economics and welfare- Urban ethnography- Conflicts management- Land use ethics and the law- Smart cities and urban innovation- Techniques of urban simulation- Assessment of urban transformations

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Students holding a BSc degree in one of the main subjects related to the programme (Urban planning, Architecture, Engineering, Sociology and Social Sciences, Geography, Economics, Political Sciences and Environmental Science) are eligible for application. The Committee will evaluate students with a different background case by case. The candidate is required to provide a portfolio and an English proficiency certificate.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 3900 International

Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3,900€ per year.

Tuition fees for non EU students are about € 3,900 per year.


Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme. There is no additional application to fill for merit-based scholarships. Eligible students will be automatically considered after admission.

Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee of about €200. Merit-based scholarships are available for students applying to the 1st or 2nd semester.

For more information, please visit the University website.

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