Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.) bis 2017/18

The Masters programme Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.) is offered in cooperation with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University in Shanghai. 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. 

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.

Factsheet Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)

The Masters Programme Advanced Urbanism evoled from the interdisciplinary Masters Programme European Urbanism. It is carried out in cooperation with the College for Architecutre and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji-University in Shanghai. Numerous curricular and extracurricular activities offer a glimpse into the current discourse on urban issues in the respective country.

In 2014, both universities celebrated the 10 years of successful cooperation in the joint degree programme.

train in design, planning, scientific analysis and mediation; become an urban curator, the competent and reflective expert of the urban realm  

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 (English-taught degree; worldwide network for professional expierence)

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

science and design oriented 

4 semesters
(with the 3rd and 4th semesters spent at Tongji-University in Shanghai, China)

A handling fee of 1,000€ incurs for each semesters spent at the partnering university, i.e. a total of 2,000€ per student.

Besides these programme-specific handling fees you have to cover the general study fees and living expenses. Information on those costs as well as financing opportunities are explained in detail here. 

Additionally you have to consider possible costs for excursions and study trips as well as expenses you need to spend related to visa procedures.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) (double degree)

Programme Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)

The Masters Programme Advanced Urbanism is a joint programme conducted in collaboration with the College for Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji-University, Shanghai. In the course of this programme, students will spend one year in China.

The first and second semesters take place in Weimar, while the third and fourth semester will be spent in Shanghai. All courses are taught in English. Three of the four semesters will deepen the scientific knowledge and impart basics in applied practice within the complex of urban studies.   

Each university adapts the content of courses according to its specific syllabus. The study projects in the second and third semester deal with a specific urban and/or spatial issue. The issue is worked on using scientific and/or design methods and in an interdisciplinary as well as practical manner.

The fourth semester is intended for the Masters thesis. This phase of writing and research is accompanied by regular intervals of colloquiums. In order to successfully conclude the Masters programme, the Masters thesis - a scientific or project oriented work - as well as an oral examination have to be completed. Once students have passed all Masters examinations, students receive a double degree: Both Bauhaus-Universität Weimar as well as Tongji-University Shanghai award each an academic degree of "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).


10 YEARS Joint Double Degree Programme

Cover Flyer "10 Year Anniversary"

Anlässlich des 10-jährigen Bestehens des gemeinsamen Doppelabschlussprogramms des Instituts für Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU) der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar und dem College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) der Tongji University Shanghai stellen Lehrende beider Institutionen in diesem kleinen Symposium unterschiedlichste Sichtweisen zur derzeitigen Entwicklung von Städten in Europa und China vor...

10 Years - Chinese Saying

Die Ausstellung zeigt zum Jubiläum des 10-jährigen Bestehens des gemeinsamen Doppelabschlussprogramms des Instituts für Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU) der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar und dem College for Architecture and Urban Planning Tongji University Shanghai Arbeiten aus den interdisziplinären Studienprojekten des internationalen Masterprogramms Advanced Urbanism.

Integrated Frequencies - Decoding Urban Spaces in Vienna, Stage IV of the celebration programme and part of annual exhibition "summaery"

In the discussion about “liveable cities” urban space is mostly perceived as either a form of vital neighbourhoods in vibrant areas or as neglected or unattractive areas that are emptied out and deprived of urban life. Depending not only on the situation of the built environment or the uses in a single location, but rather depending on the context of a place in a grid of flows and movement patterns, there are different methods that help us understand why we perceive space as “working” or not...

Exhibit for "Car Culture Cities"

For decades the idea of the car-friendly city dominated urban planning. It can be observed that since a couple of years new models of urban mobility are coming up. Cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen show the world how car traffic can be reduced and quality of living be improved. In Germany it is different. When it comes to change in urban mobility, the world wide renowned country of car-production is lagging behind. Why are we so much in love with cars?


Study Regulations Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)

Examinations Regulations Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)

Degree Programme and Examination Schedule

Immatriculations 2010/11

Examination Regulations

Masters Thesis Advanced Urbanism (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 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.

Click here for a list of theses from previous years.