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Urban Planning and Management, Specialisation of Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in Urban Planning and Management), 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6897 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master's Programme in Urban Planning and Management enables candidates to understand and cope with the challenges of urban development in the 21st century through a unique integration of engineering and social science.

Urbanism and urban life is a primary mediating force in transforming economies, technologies, social interaction and the environment. Cities and urban regions encompass a complex mixture of social activities, innovation, flows, movement and networked technical infrastructures, and as such urbanism is a dynamic socio-technical phenomenon.

Managing the challenges of urban policy and planning in the global era requires an interdisciplinary approach that combines technical, social, economic, and environmental knowledge.
It takes imagination and creativity as well as solid socio-technical knowledge and skill to envision, plan, and manage urban transformations that underpin and support goals of economic, social, democratic and ecological development. The future development of cities and urban regions requires urban policy makers and planners with an understanding of global development trends as well as of local-regional contexts and identities. 

The unique interdisciplinary approach of the Masters programme, where engineering and social science theories and methodologies are combined and fused, offer students a state-of-the-art solution oriented approach to this global and ever-changing field.

Career Opportunities  

The Masters Programme in Urban Planning and Management gives graduates the necessary skills and competences to apply for and manage a wide range of different jobs – on a national as well as international level. These include among others:
  • Consultant in major international consulting companies
  • Urban planner and consultant in leading national and regional consulting firms
  • Planning consultants for NGO’s throughout the world
  • Urban planner for regional authorities
  • Urban planner for municipalities and local authorities
  • Advisory positions at a ministerial level
  • Research and teaching positions at university level.


To enter this master programme you must have a relevant bachelor degree. The bachelor in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark gives you direct access to the programme.  Other relevant bachelor degrees could be within engineering or natural sciences. However all applications for the master programme is evaluated individually and the relevancy of the bachelor degree is evaluated through this process.

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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