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  • EUP 
  • Research


The research programmes

The Paris School of Urban Planning offers courses dedicated to research within the Master’s training programme.

The “Research” programme is an option that is available in all courses of the second year of the EUP Urbanism and Urban Planning master (except for the block release courses). To apply, students must choose one of these courses and take the classes in the first semester (when the second semester will be dedicated to the dissertation and the classes of the “Research” programme.

Why apply?

The “Research” programme is fundamentally meant to prepare students to “make science” in the interdisciplinary field of urban planning and urbanism, which means deepen their knowledge about the conceptual reflection, the theoretical challenges, the mastery of the research methods and techniques, the conduct of field studies, the presentation and optimisation of the results, in the world of research, in practice, as well as in the “civil society”.

The “Research” programme especially prepares students to start a PhD in Urbanism and Urban planning and to carry out a thesis in a laboratory working in this field. But it can also be chosen with a different professional project, for instance one about the debates and scientific methods (research or advisory offices), in applied research (CIFRE type partnerships with either public or private organisations) or in research-action (NGOs, etc.).

Who can apply?

Students who have validated their first year of master in urbanism or equivalent, who have a full Master or equivalent in human and social sciences, engineering sciences, architecture, including in further education situations.

On the first semester of Master 2 (3rd semester of the Master), students who are interested in the “Research” programme shall take a theoretical and methodological seminar scheduled on Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm.

This time slot is compatible with the vocational master’s degree programme, after informing the heads of the programme and the head of the Research Programme, Nacima Baron and Jérôme Monnet.

The doctoral programme

The doctorates prepared at the EUP are registered in the “City and Environment” doctoral school and the PhD will be issued by the PRES of Université Paris Est.

The theses are prepared under the supervision of a professor or lecturer habilitated to supervise research, within one of the EUP reference laboratories: Lab’Urba, LATTS or LVMT.

To follow the doctoral training, you need a degree that is an equivalent to a research master at least or a dispensation from the doctoral school depending on the research project.

In all cases, enrolment for a doctorate implies the preliminary approval of a research director and the host laboratory of the future doctoral student. Applicants who have not graduated at the EUP must, before any administrative formality, contact the team and the identified research directors that could match their project.


Nacima Baron Yelles

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