Study structure

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We teach and research spatial design in architecture, urban planning and landscape planning in a reciprocal context. The goal of developing space and society sustainably connects all three disciplines.

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Master of Science I Urban and Regional Planning

The profile of the 4-semester Master's program is 'research-oriented'. Knowledge and skills oriented to current issues from research and practice are imparted on the basis of in-depth fundamental knowledge, which enables students to exercise their profession in all fields of planning in a structural-spatial or strategic-conceptual context, to obtain the so-called "chamber qualification" and to conduct their own scientific research.

The special goal of the 4-semester Master's program is to create the opportunity for the formation of an individual study profile with orientation to the diverse and changing requirements of the methodologically and content-wise strongly differentiated professional fields.

The deepening of planning and design competence in complex and  also interdisciplinary contexts forms the core of the curriculum throughout the entire course of study. Teaching content and forms are based on the unity of teaching and research and impart methodological and systems competence as well as strategic competence beyond specialist knowledge.

Master's specialization ST - Urban Planning / Urban Design

Focus: The development of skills for in-depth spatial analysis and the development of urban design competence with the inclusion of architectural and landscape planning issues.

Specific learning objectives: Design competence in the area of new planning, renewal and supplementation of building-spatial structures, reflection in the discourse of urban planning theories and models.

Master's specialization NRE - Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung / Sustainable Urban and Regional Development

Focus: Developing skills to analyze societal transformation processes and how they can be influenced by urban and regional development approaches.
Specific learning objectives:

  • Competence to critically reflect on formal and informal instruments of spatial planning for post-fossil spatial production.
  • Competence to analyze and scientifically based recommendations for action of sustainable transformation on different spatial scales and actor levels.

Master's degree BSM - Bestandsentwicklung und Stadtmanagement / Urban Regeneration and Urban Management

Thefocus is on developing skills for dealing appropriately with existing building structures, which make up by far the largest part of the built environment.

The in-depth study of stock development and urban management includes questions about the qualification, upgrading and long-term attractiveness of existing neighborhoods in the context of social change and examines the necessity and meaningfulness of approaches to comprehensive stock reconstruction. It deals with the prerequisites and consequences of interventions in spatialized social structures in the city. Central to this are questions about actors and target groups as well as the possibilities of an equally effective, efficient and fair implementation of planning interventions in existing structures.

The specialization has strong links to political, economic, social, cultural and environmental sciences. In addition, it deals intensively with everyday public action and governance issues.


A degree program consists of modules that are defined in the examination regulations and described in more detail in the module handbook. In terms of content and time, it makes sense to study these modules in a certain order. For each degree program, there is a sample study plan that shows you an ideal typical course. If you study in this way, you will be able to complete your studies in the standard period of study. This is not always possible, so there may be individual deviations from the suggested sequence. When planning, you should bear in mind that not every module is offered in the winter and summer semesters and that some modules necessarily build on each other or have other participation requirements. The student advisor will support you in the individual organization of your studies.