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Sustainable Urban Design - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

Making the world’s growing cities healthy, attractive and sustainable is an exceptional challenge. Lund University, located in the dynamic Copenhagen-Malmö region, is a global leader in balancing urban economic growth and environmental development and offers superb resources for studying the diverse aspects of sustainability and design.

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Urban Design at the School of Architecture has a well-established reputation for developing humanistic modern design that promotes liveability, community building and social sustainability. Drawing on best practices and advanced research into urban form, urban quality and sustainability, the Master’s programme produces highly skilled professionals, capable of meeting the challenge of sustainable urban design as productive, successful individuals who are creative, insightful and intellectually skilled in their approach to the profession and their practice.

Theoretical learning is supported by hands-on projects aiming to find solutions to real-world issues. The programme features international collaboration workshops, where professionals and students from architecture, landscape architecture and urban design from around the world gather to discuss and design proposals for a given sustainable urban design challenge.

The objectives of the Master’s programme in Sustainable Urban Design  are to:

  • offer a broad education, covering the most important  aspects of sustainability related to urban design
  • provide students with the skills to manifest specific social, economic and environmental intentions in physical form through urban design

The Master's programme in Architecture is divided into four different specialisations: Advanced Architectural Design, Architectural Conservation Design, Human Shelter/Urban Space, and Spatial Experiments. Each semester includes a design studio project of 15 credits, a connected design theory course of 7.5 credits and an elective course of 7.5 credits. The final part of the MSc Programme includes a Degree Project worth 30 credits which must be executed within the chosen specialisation. Examples of companies where students have performed their degree projects include EFLA Consulting Engineers (Iceland) and Sweco Architects (Sweden).

Career prospects

After graduating from the programme you will have the necessary skills to practise as an urban designer with particular expertise in sustainable urban design. Our graduates are highly sought after on the global job market, and most find positions either in architect offices, government organisations or in further studies at PhD level. The programme’s close ties to professionals active in the field, and to the industry as a whole, mean that our students are given the opportunity to build a strong initial network that can help in kick-starting their careers.

More information can be found at http://www.lth.se/english/education/master/sustainable_urban_design/

Contact

Sustainable Urban Design
Kårhuset, John Ericssons väg 3, Lund
+46 46 222 72 01
Programme Director:
Peter Sjöström
International Master Coordinator:
Lykke Jacobson, +46 (0)46 222 72 01, E-mail: sudes [at] master [dot] lth [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, physical planning or urban design. A digital portfolio of their own work in the field that clearly proves that the applicant has good potential to benefit from the programme. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on the submitted portfolio and at a statement of purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2016

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 29, 2016 - June 8, 2018

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must submit a portfolio, a statement of purpose and a CV when you apply to this programme. Letters of recommendation are not requested. For instructions, please visit the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 420 000

First payment: SEK 105 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations