The Masters programme »Advanced Urbanism« (M.Sc.) is offered as a joint dual-degree programme in cooperation of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Faculty for Architecture and Urbanism with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University in Shanghai since the year 2004. As a programme of the master study course »Integrated Urban Development and Design« (IUDD) it focuses on the history, transformation, dissolution, restructuring and reinvention of the city. With this programme, both universities rise to the functional and aesthetic challenges urban spaces face due to the global transformation processes affecting cities everywhere.
We are currently restructuring our IUDD study course “Advanced Urbanism” (AdUrb) to a multi-partner programme for the third semester. It is currently only possible to apply for the IUDD study course “Reflective Urban Practice” (RUP). If you are also interested in IUDD – RUP as an alternative, this would be the first and only choice at the moment – and you should refer to in your application or motivation letter that you originally were interested in AdUrb. In case we will be able to offer the new cooperation model in the beginning of the new semester (October 2019) we will then be able to offer a shift to the partners cooperating in the new multi-partner master programme in the third semester.
This four-semester programme aims to train locally and internationally active experts for the urban realm. Developing spatial competences and skills required by today’s planning and design professions, comprehensive and interdisciplinary analyses of major issues in contemporary urban development are at the heart of this programme.
Advanced Urbanism offers an excellent education. The year you will spend at Tongji University in Shanghai will provide you with unique experiences. Students of our programe stand out: Being a dual programme, both the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Tongji University Shanghai award successful graduates an independent Masters degree.
With the reaccreditation of the study programmes “European Urban Studies” and “Advanced Urbanism” the programmes have undergone important structural and content-wise changes: Since October 2018 the former study programme “European Urban Studies”, together with the internship of Model Projects has been strengthened towards practice and design and is offered as “Integrated Urban Development and Design” (IUDD) at the bauhaus.institute for experimental architecture (ifex) as well as the double degree study programme “Advanced Urbanism”. A study programme with stronger orientation to theory is offered at the Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU) under the name “European Urban Studies”.
The following Study Regulations belongs to the Study Programm Advanced Urbanism,
former offered by the Institute for European Urban Studies:
The following Examination Regulations belongs to the Study Programm Advanced Urbanism,
formerly offered at the Institute for European Urban Studies:
Your Masters thesis represents your final step towards completing your scientific education. It is meant to exhibit the candidates ability to engage with an issue of the urban realm independently - within three months and by way of scientific methods (see § 9 Abs. 6 Examinations Regulations). Key information on the execution of the Masters thesis are compiled in the below guidelines.
Masters Thesis Application for thesis writing phase in Summer term 2018
The Thesis Application Form needs to be submitted prior to thesis writing through the students to apply and then being approved for the Masters Thesis writing phase in the Summer semester. The form needs to be submitted until not later than April 18, 2018. Find more details in the form. Download the form here.
Masters Thesis Procedures Summer semester 2018
Find more information on Masters Thesis Procedures here.