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Master's Degree in Urban Design for Healthy Cities

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
October 2021

Program description

Master's Degree in Urban Design for Healthy Cities

Healthy Cities and Sustainable Cities are two sides of the same coin: both place citizens’ well-being and sustainability at the heart of urban transformation. There is currently a lack of programmes that address this need for urban planners and designers who are trained to achieve some of the sustainable development goals in a comprehensive manner through urban design.

This master's degree was set up in response to this situation, to provide a conceptual and methodological basis for planning and designing the city based on well-being and sustainability principles, and addresses both the professional and research dimensions. Regarding the former, experts trained to promote well-being and good health for citizens through sustainable urban design and planning are needed. In relation to the latter, new research approaches to study the links between complex urban systems and health are also necessary.

Admission requirements

Who can apply?

University graduates (with or without work experience) with university studies preferably in Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering or Landscape Design who wish to expand their knowledge in relation to the new shift towards sustainable urbanism and well-being. Also, professionals and researchers who have an interest in improving their skills in the four dimensions involved (environmental, social, cultural and economic).

Access Criteria

  • Prior qualifications
  • Demonstration of background knowledge about urbanism in a motivation letter 
  • Other postgraduate studies
  • Description of relevant work experience

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Program content

First semester

  • Conceptual Framework (5 ECTS)
  • Environmental Dimension (10 ECTS)
  • Research Tools (10 ECTS)

Second semester

  • Cultural Dimension (10 ECTS)
  • Economic Dimension (5 ECTS)
  • Social Dimension (10 ECTS)
  • Synthesis Workshop (10 ECTS)

Scholarships & funding

The University does not provide grants for master’s degree students. Those seeking financial support are advised to consult other organisations. Check the institute's website for more information.

Tuition fees

Price: € 8.520 + € 480 admission fee


Credits: 60 ECTS

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Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

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Immaculada, 22
08017 Barcelona

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