Urbanism – Landscape and City M.Sc.

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The interdisciplinary Master Urbanism – Landscape and City is aimed at graduates of different bachelor degrees of a design-oriented or analytical first degree with a spatial focus, especially for: architecture, landscape architecture or planning and regional planning.

The immense ecological, economic, social and aesthetic changes within our cities and cultural landscapes arising as a consequence of the process of global urbanization represent a challenge for all space-related disciplines. Therefore a close cooperation between different faculties is necessary. The Focus Area “Urban and Landscape Transformation” (ULTRA) has developed special competences in a research field that is rooted in interdisciplinary cooperation between architects, urbanists and landscape architects within the Department of Architecture, and that is unique in Germany. The Master’s course Urbanism – Landscape and City is run by this Focus Area.

Graduates need methodological, technical, personal and social competences, which are necessary in the spatial planning and design working area. To develop spatial strategies for complex challenges in the future within present framework conditions, the Urbanist is – unlike the undergraduate studied Urban Planner – able to merge disciplinary specialist knowledge with interdisciplinary knowledge. So graduates qualify for research and practice in the area of urban development and urban planning. The academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) entitles to a Ph.D. program. in a research field that is rooted in interdisciplinary cooperation between architects, urbanists, and landscape architects within the Department of Architecture, and that is unique in Germany.