European Urban Studies (M.Sc.) bis 2017/18

With the Masters programme 'European Urban Studies' we train students to develop abilities that will encourage them to react to the transformation processes typical of the beginning of the 21st century: Urban landscapes of dispersed character, global markets, virtual spaces, powerful actors in the construction business and postmodern lifestyles generating new challenges for the spatial competences of planners and designers dedicated to larger scales but with a sense for detail.

Factsheet European Urban Studies (M.Sc.)

Main Objectives of the study programme
Become an urban curator, the competent and reflective expert for the urban realm. Train in

  • Research-based analysis of urban design and urban planning and their impact on society
  • Urban strategies
  • Interrelations to rural development
  • Project development
  • Stakeholder mediation and process-oriented development
  • Urban Sociology
  • Global interrelations and interdependencies of urban solutions

Graduates of architecture, landscape planning, interior design, regional/spatial planning, geography, civil engineering, urban and architectural sociology, environmental sciences and other disciplines relevant to the natural and built environment

International (course taught in English language; worldwide network for professional experience)

Interdisciplinary (combines urban design/planning, urban heritage, urban sociology, project management and spatial planning)

Research and design oriented (quality of built space)

4 semesters
the 3rd semester is spent doing a traineeship ("model projects" worldwide)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Costs of studies as well as financing opportunities are explained in detail here.

Besides the study fees and living expenses you have to consider possible costs for excursions and study trips as well as additional living costs that may come up during a semester outside Weimar (for example internship period).

Model Projects

Traineeship programme in European Urban Studies (M.Sc.)

The traineeship programme "Model Projects" offers an exceptional cross-border experience during the third semester of the Masters programme European Urban Studies (M.Sc.). It is exclusively offered to students of the European Urban Studies programme.

With placements offered worldwide, the programme allows students to participate in advanced and interdisciplinary projects related to urban issues. These projects are offered by our distinguished partners in the private and public sectors as well as institutions of applied research.

Encouraging an international transfer of knowledge, "best practice" projects are presented at the annual International Model Project Forum in Weimar. This conference contributes to a deeper understanding of diverse challenges faced by current urban practices. What are the driving forces behind new projects? What are the chances and visionary perspectives of today’s projects for tomorrow’'s cities? And what specific requirements are articulated by urbanists in their concepts compared to other actors in the field?

In preparation of these collaborations, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and our Model Project partners agree on conditions, the observance of which is intended to ensure a successful collaboration and a rewarding experience of the Model Project for all parties involved. The following guidelines provide information on what is expected of students as well as what students can expect from their Model Project partners. 

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More on the guidelines regulating our Model Project traineeship programme. 

Poster "15th International Model Project Forum"

Our annual International Model Project Forum is instrumental in furthering the transfer of knowledge within the disciplines comprising European Urban Studies.

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The Institute for European Urban Studies maintains close contact to outstanding stakeholders in the field of urban studies - allowing us to provide our students of European Urban Studies with exlusive professional experience.

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Become our partner for our Model Project in the Masters programme European Urban Studies (M.Sc.) - and part of a global network of experts. 


Study Regulations European Urban Studies (M.Sc.)

Matrikel WiSe 2011/2012
Studienordnung EU

Matrikel 2010/2011
Studienordnung EU

Matrikel WiSe 2009/2010
Studienordnung EU/IIUS

Examination Regulations European Urban Studies (M.Sc.)

WiSe 11/12

Matrikel WiSe 2011/2012
Prüfungsordnung EU

Studien- und Prüfungsplan EU

Matrikel WiSe 2010/2011
Prüfungsordnung EU

Studien- und Prüfungsplan EU

Matrikel WiSe 2009/2010
Prüfungsordnung EU/IIUS

Studien- und Prüfungsplan EU

Masters Thesis European Urban Studies (M.Sc.)

Masters Thesis

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 Winter term 2018|19

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 October 10, 2018. Find more details in the form. Download the form here

Masters Thesis Procedures Winter semester 2018|19

Find more information on Masters Thesis Procedures here.