International master's programme

Urban Ecological Planning

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About the programme

Urban Ecological Planning (UEP) is a practice based program that enables students to develop skills and knowledge to address complex urban issues in rapidly changing social, cultural, political and environmental contexts. The program stresses on an integrated approach to strategic spatial change, with a specific focus on participatory, inclusive and developmental planning practice.

The programme provides a strong link to practice and seeks to challenge urban practitioners from all backgrounds, with an underpinning ethos that the best approaches begin with people themselves.


Admission is open to both Norwegian and International students. 

Job prospects

Past students are currently successfully placed in various profiles across the globe. Many go on to become development professionals both in NGOs and government service, while others pursue careers in academia and the private sector.

Course description

The programme runs for two years. It consists of four semesters and two fieldworks during the studies.


On admissions and administrative matters:

For academic matters:
Peter Gotsch

Contact information:
Academic staff

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science
Restricted admission: Yes
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture and Design
Department: Department of Architecture and Planning
Validity of information:
Place of study: Trondheim; Gløshaugen

How to apply

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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