Urban Ecological Planning

Urban Ecological Planning

Urban Ecological Planning (Master's Programme)


  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. March *(varies, see admissions)
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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 program focuses on the complex interdependence between people, institutions and the built environment in pursuit of equity, efficiency and sustainability.

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Our past international students have been successfully employed in various other places across the globe. Many are university teachers, researchers or development professionals in both NGOs and government service. Others are active as experts in the private industry related to urban development.

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The study program is intense through its initial fieldwork based course. The students form a «real team» in addressing on-the-ground local issues and opportunities. Working in a team with a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds makes a «fertile» ground of exchange and learning. 

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The program is divided into four semesters, each of which comprises of courses totalling 30 ECTS.

  • In the first semester, you attend an obligatory fieldwork, undertaken by the whole class in an urban context relevant to the program.
  • The second field work/internship is undertaken individually and forms the basis for your Master’s thesis.
  • The thesis is written in the last semester of the program and counts for 30 ECTS.
  • Your study plan for your programme is structured in terms of obligatory courses, electives and fieldworks.

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There are different programme requirements relative to different student groups.

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