The Master Course "Urban Agglomerations" (M. Sc.) offers an international and interdisciplinaryformation in sustainable planning, development, management and operation of city-regions and large agglomerations.
The Master Programme has a strong international orientation. It is implemented by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, in cooperation with renowned international partner universities for an international exchange course in the third semester.
"Urban Agglomerations" is a 2-years full-time course. The course is completely taught in English. The programme leads to the international academic degree of a "Master of Science" (M.Sc.)
Acrreditation Acquin e.V. until 30.09.2020
The Masters Course "Urban Agglomerations" is completely taught in English. It comprises twelve modules with 5 to 30 credits each and the final Master Thesis (30 credits), in total 120 ECTS-credits.
The students spend three semesters in Frankfurt (semester 1, 2 and 4) and one exchange semester at an international partner university.
In detail, the study programme comprises the following modules:
First semester at Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences:
Second semester at Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences:
Third semester at one of the International Partner Universities:
Fourth semester at Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences:
In its specific aims, the course is primarily practically oriented, training and qualifying for a professional career and responsible position in the public, semi-public or private sector, such as urban and regional administrations and local authorities with their planning or management departments, development corporations, free-lance consultants, real estate agencies, research bodies, international institutions etc.
The overall conception aims to approach and solve complex urban problems in interdisciplinary teams and to prepare decision-makers for their future tasks as well in developed as in developing countries.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
These come to about 2.650 for each the first, second and third semester. In the fourth semester the total is 1.050 .
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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