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Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport, Master's Programme (Two-year)

Malmö University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport, Master's Programme (Two-year)

This master’s programme focusses on economic and business perspectives of urban development. Urban development is driven by different private and public stakeholders at local, regional, national end even international level, and this programme provides you with an understanding of different stakeholders in developing and managing attractive and sustainable cities. The economic focus of the programme provides an appreciation for the different incentives and institutions that drive the development of sustainable cities. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in a range of positions within both private and public sectors, as well as having the opportunity to pursue PhD studies.

Programme structure

The first two semesters of the programme take place on campus, where courses will provide students with an understanding of the perspectives of different stakeholders and how different urban and technological challenges influences their work. During the second semester, you can choose to focus on one of the following specialisations depending on your interest: 

  • real estate development and housing
  • transport and infrastructure
  • land use and policy
  • regional development

During the third semester, you can choose between studying abroad at one of Malmö University’s 250 partner universities, taking freestanding courses at Malmö University, or doing an internship in a research project. The second year concludes with a master's thesis (30 credits). 

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B/ English 6 in Swedish secondary school.


Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from submitted three-part supporting document.


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Program content

List of courses for SAUBD21h 

Semester 1

  • Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development, 15 credits(US710E)compulsory
    Main field: Urban Studies
  • Urban Studies: Strategic Management and Service Innovation, 15 credits(US720E)compulsory
    Main field: Urban Studies

Semester 2

  • Urban Studies: Spatial Economics, 15 credits(US730E)compulsory

    Main field: Urban Studies

  • Urban Studies: Applications of Spatial Economics, 15 credits(US740E)compulsory

    Main field: Urban Studies

Semester 3

  • See comment below

 Semester 4

  • Urban Studies: Master's (Two-Year) Thesis, 30 credits(US660E)compulsory
    Main field: Urban Studies

During semester 3 a number of elective courses will be offered. These will be made available during semester 2 in time for application. Courses within the field may be offered such as Urban studies: Research Internship in Urban Business and Development, 30 credits (US750E). Students may choose to take courses at a university abroad.


Master's Degree (120 credits).

To obtain a master's degree from Malmö University a completed education is required according to the table of contents above. After a completed education the student will obtain a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a Major in Urban Studies.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Career opportunities

Your future career

Urban development requires a broad knowledge of economic perspectives of societal challenges such as transport and property development, as well as deepened insights into innovative processes. These perspectives are important to understand the driving forces behind urbanisation, and to understand spatial development within and between cities and regions. After graduation, you will have a unique understanding of how such challenges affect cities and regions, making you qualified to work with these issues across sectors. Students will be of interest for the private sector in various consultancy firms or bigger construction companies, as well as in the public authorities at a local, regional and national level. The programme also provides a solid basis for PhD studies.


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Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education located in the south of Sweden. We offer English-taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our high quality education focuses on close collaboration between teachers and students, where...

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Malmö University
205 06 Malmö

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