Official master's degree in Territorial Studies and Planning

If you think that the design of cities conditions daily life, mobility, gentrification or tourism, this is your master's degree, taught by one of the best Geography departments in the state.

Admission Official Master's Degree in Territorial Studies and Planning

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Access

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Transdisciplinarityis the distinguishing feature of those who work in planning in general, and in regional planning and land-use planning in particular. Professionals from different backgrounds - social sciences in particular, but also architecture, engineering and human sciences - work together on various regional projects. This master's degree is therefore designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students from different academic disciplines. We believe it is important to open these studies up to students from different branches of knowledge, with specific educational needs, who nevertheless have come together to focus on the same subject area: regional studies and regional planning on different scales.

Within this scope, access to this master's degree is open mainly to graduates in the following: Geography, Geography and Land-Use Planning, Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, Smart Sustainable Cities, Landscaping and Architecture.

Access is also open to graduates in

  • Social and Juridical Sciences: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Economics, Tourism, Sociology etc.
  • Arts and Humanities: Humanities, History etc.
  • Sciences: Environmental Science etc.
  • Engineering and architecture: Forest Engineering, Public Works Engineering, Agronomic Science Engineering, Geoinformation and Geomatics Engineering, Architectural Technology, etc.

Selection criteria

Should the number of applications be higher than that of places on offer, the following selection criteria will be applied, with reference to the documents supplied by the applicants. Degree and academic transcript (up to 60%), curriculum vitae (up to 30%) and statement of interest (up to 10%).

The programme's teaching committee appraises these documents and awards the following scores.

— Regarding the percentage corresponding to the degree and transcript:

Titol de la taula
Degree Academic transcript
  Distinction/A B Pass
Specifically described 10 9 8
Described as similar 8 7 6

— Regarding the percentage corresponding to the curriculum vitae:

Curriculum vitae Academic transcript
Publications 2 points per publication up to a maximum of 10 points
Conferences and seminars 1 point per participation up to a maximum of 5 points
Employment experience in areas related to this master's degree A maximum of 5 points

 

Complementary training

Bridging courses (12 credits) for students admitted with degrees in the field of social and juridical sciences, the arts and the humanities:

  • Introduction to Mapping (104235). Bachelor's degree Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, 6 ECTS credits.
  • Fundamental principles of Land-Use Planning (104234). Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, 6 ECTS credits.

Bridging courses (12 credits) for students admitted with degrees in the Sciences:

  • Geographic Information Systems (100735). Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, 6 ECTS credits.
  • Fundamental principles of Land-Use Planning (104234). Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, 6 ECTS credits.

Bridging courses (12 credits) for students admitted with degrees in Engineering or Architecture:

  • Place, Society and Culture (104242). Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, 6 ECTS credits.
  • Fundamental principles of Land-Use Planning (104234). Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environment and Regional Planning, 6 ECTS credits.

The above subjects help students to take maximum advantage of those taken in the master's degree, as they provide the knowledge required in mapping, land-use planning and urban planning.

The programme's teaching committee will examine students' previous studies and determine whether bridging courses need to be taken or not.