KU Leuven

Faculty of Engineering Science

Urbanism and Strategic planning



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Urbanism and Strategic Planning (MaUSP) is a four-semester academic degree offered by the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning (ASRO), first organised in 2005-2006. As an internationally oriented programme developing a critical understanding of contemporary conditions of cities and urban regions, it aims to cultivate innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through design, planning, and policies. It prepares students for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. The programme interacts with research conducted by the research groups active in the ASRO Department. The MaUSP programme is part of the European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU), and students can apply to attend one or two semesters abroad at one of the partner universities - UPC Barcelona, TU Delft, or IUAV Venezia - to obtain the additional European Postgraduate Master of Urbanism. Applications to the EMU are subject to approval by the EMU Board. The joint EMU programme is a collaborative effort bringing together the best components of existing curricula, creating new courses and offering a top-ranking professional degree by combining the specificity and strengths of the participating universities. The consortium functions as a platform for promoting an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and research projects on current urban trends in Europe and the world. The Master of Science in Urbanism and Strategic Planning is an advanced Master's programme. You can follow this programme on a full-time or part-time basis.


120 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:- Master of Engineering: architecture; - Master of Architecture; - Master of Landscape Architecture; - Master of Spatial Planning; - Master of Urban Planning / Design; - Master of Human Settlements

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 120 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 6000 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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