MASTER (research) Planning & Sustainability: Urban & Regional Planning

  • Duration: one year (two semesters)
  • Total ECTS Points: 60
  • Admission requirements: resume with 240 European credits (ECTS), specialization in urban and regional planning (environment, architecture,  local development).
  • Application process: an application form has to be filled by the applicant and sent in due time to the François-Rabelais University, together with all the required complementary documents. A jury examines each file and admits or rejects the application. Any file which is not complete cannot be taken into consideration.
  • Application Deadline:
- 15th February 2013 (non-EU applicants);
- 15th May 2013
  • Tuition fees: the tuition fees of the PS/URP master program are about 6,000€ for the whole year and include an internship gratification of about 2,000€. Candidates who provide, at the moment of their final registration, an official certificate of a research lab attesting that their internship will be financed may pay only 4,000€ of tuition fees.
  • Starting Date: September 2013
  • English proficiency: level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent, i.e. minimum level required (for non-native English speakers): Paper-based TOEFL score = 577, Internet-based TOEFL score = 87, TOEIC score = 750, IELTS = 5, Cambridge = FCE.
  • French proficiency: only required for everyday life; minimum recommended level: A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, i.e.: TCF 200 points or DELF A2.
  • Disciplines / keywords: urban planning, regional planning, sustainability, territory.
  • Objectives: this Master aims to help students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary planning challenges for cities and urban regions, in the context of climate change and growing human needs. The content is focused on European-wide urban issues, but the programme is designed so that students may confront up to date scientific knowledge on planning with their own cultural background and planning experiences. Through the Master,  each student becomes familiar with the advantages and limitations of cross-national transfer of ‘good practice’ in the urban policy field. As a research Master, this programme  trains students to deal with up to date research issues and methods. Through research, it prepares students to start a PhD or to take leadership roles in urban development and management, especially in an international context. It invites students to develop innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories.
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