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Master programme Urban Studies (DDP) (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in Urban Studies imparts students knowledge, skills and abilities in the fields of social, economic and cultural urban studies. They will learn to analyse urban societies and urban spaces in Europe by means of relevant and advanced methods and to understand theoretical approaches of urban studies and to apply them in analytical work. Since the programme is taught exclusively in English sufficient knowledge of English should, if possible, be proven by recognised language tests. The degree programme is offered as a joint master’s programme by the universities Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), University of Vienna, Københavns Universitet (Denmark) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Students must study modules at each of these universities, thus three semesters must be studied abroad. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Urban Studies (DDP) (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 44 (Nr. 308.1)

Additional information

DDP – Double degree program

Definition of the field of studies

The Urban Studies programme deals with European aspects of urban planning and research related to it.


The master’s programme in Urban Studies consists of the modules “European Urban Studies“, “Urban Social Geography“, “Urban Sociology“, “Urban Economics“, “Urban Analysis I“, “Urban Analysis II“, “Demography of European Cities“, “Principles of Urban Planning“, “Comparing Urban Development: European and USAmerican Cities“, “Urban Development and Planning in Eastern Europe“, “Urban analysis III“, “Urbanism and Architecture“, “Urban Culture and Urban Politics“, “Urban analysis IV“, and “The Sustainable and Liveable City“. A study period abroad is compulsory. To complete the programme students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations