Urban Ecological Planning

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Urban Ecological Planning


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  • Picture from India
  • Picture from India  

  • Picture of a boat and settlement in Tacloban, the Phillipines

Aboute the programme

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

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.

Programme components

Programme components

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


  • Programcode: MSA1
  • Study level: Master
  • Study programme: Urban Ecological Planning (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120
  • Restricted admission: Yes
  • Unit: Department of Architecture and Planning
  • Valid for 2018
  • Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør!Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

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