This International Master in Urban Planning aims to prepare graduate students for work on urban planning and other urban policy issues in both international and domestic organisations requiring strong expertise in international and/or European urban issues.
The programme is divided into two tracks:
♦ “European cities” (taught entirely in English)
♦ “Villes des Suds” (“Cities of the Global South”, taught in French).
The programme welcomes students from all over the world, whose experiences contribute to enriching the learning process.
Created to foster international mobility, the programme is defined by its modules taught entirely in English and by its strong collaboration with foreign universities, international bodies and agencies. During the year, students will acquire conceptual, practical and methodological skills enabling them to understand and tackle the main challenges of globalising cities and metropolises. Emphasis is placed on developing the capacity to analyse and compare globalising cities across the world. At the end of the year, students will have gained skills and professional knowledge in urban planning that are tailored for both the public and private sectors, and for international projects, policies and organisations.
The admission procedure is organized as part of the Master of Urban Planning degree of the École d’Urbanisme de Paris. Applicants can submit up to 3 candidacies. They are analyzed by a jury composed of members of the teaching team.
Admission is conditional upon the number of places available and on the candidate’s suitability in terms of the program’s objectives and prerequisites. If the disciplinary background is different from urban planning, the candidate will have to demonstrate his interest in urban planning issues. Our Master 2 are accessible to students with a Master 1, four years of higher education, or an equivalent diploma.
Admission to M2 International Master in Urban Planning Track “Villes des Suds” requires a very good level of French for foreign students (minimum C1) as well as a good level of English (minimum B2).
Admission to M2 International Master in Urban Planning Track “City Planning in Europe” requires a very good English level. One of the following certifications is required:
♦ TOEFL > 80
♦ IELTS > 6,5
♦ Cambridge Certificate: good level
♦ One year of coursework in English from an English-speaking university, where the candidate has produced significant written work in English and obtained relevant certification.
The knowledge of French language is not required for the Track "City Planning in Europe", but basic notions are useful for everyday student’s life, and optional French language courses are offered during the year.
Admission fees for a Master program at the EUP are the French university tuition fees required by the UGE and the UPEC (approximatively 250€ + 90€ CVEC)
Only online-applications on eCandidat or Etudes en France (depending on the candidate’s country of residence) respecting the admission calendar will be analyzed. E-mail applications and requests sent outside of the appropriate periods cannot be accepted.
40 students (20 students for the European cities track and 20 students for the Global South option)
The main skills, knowledge and competencies developed during the programme are as follows:
♦ Knowledge and expertise on urban policies and planning practices in European countries and in Emerging countries/countries of the Global South;
♦ Ability to produce urban analysis and to make recommendations on the scale of globalised metropolises;
♦ Capacity to analyse, compare and deal with planning systems in their diversity ;
♦ Knowledge about the development, management, monitoring and evaluation of internationally financed urban projects (including European Union) ;
♦ Communicating and working in English-speaking environments as well as in multilingual environments;
♦ Working in a multicultural context.
This programme actively encourages students to spend time abroad – in the form of either an internship or a semester at a foreign university.
This programme covers the different levels of urban planning skills (analysis, strategy, planning, project, management). Henceforth, professional opportunities cover the wide range of professions in the field of planning, such as project management, design, urban management, urban analysis, integrated project, mediation, etc.
In addition, the international master programme offers specific professional opportunities, both at the national and international levels:
♦ In Europe : Local planning authorities and governments, European agencies, Architecture and planning agencies, International city networks, and Non-profit organisations. The skills acquired in English open up work prospects in a large part of the European Union, including in research organisations and in emerging countries.
♦ In the Global South : French (Egis, Systra, AREP) and South (AADTC in Cameroon, Agence "ISTHME- Bureau Méridional" in Paraguay) design offices, local authorities (decentralised cooperation in France; urban planning services in the South), bilateral and multilateral donors (AFD, GIZ, IDB, United Nations), urban service companies (Veolia, Saur), international associative networks (GRET, NGOs from the South, international solidarity).
There are two ways to apply, depending on both the applicant's nationality and her country of residence:
There are two ways to apply, depending on both the applicant's nationality and her country of residence.
Warning: Due to the current worldwide circumstances with Covid-19, written tests and admission interviews for the admission in the 1st year (M1) are cancelled. Admission decisions will be based on the quality of the application file. Calendar remains otherwise unchanged. For the admission in the 2nd year (M2), both process and calendar remain unchanged.
Between April and September, EUP students must complete a three-month internship. The Professional Integration Office (Bureau d’Aide à l’Insertion Professionnelle – BAIP) provides internships offers, mainly between December and March.
Each student is assigned to an internship supervisor within the organization, and an academic supervisor within the teaching team of the Master.
The professional dissertation includes a detailed internship report and the study of a theoretical problematic.
Real-life professional situations workshops
In M1, the urban analysis workshop is designed to implement the tools and methods taught during the first semester. It consists in carrying out diagnostic studies of territories, in response to orders from EUP partner institutions.
In M2, the workshop consists of responding to an effective order made by an organisation (local government, developer, study organisation, NGO…). It leads to analysis, and then to planning recommendations.
Discovering multidisciplinary common activities
Every year, Master 2 students participate in a two-week programme of common activities aiming to acquire professional skills that can go beyond the urban planning area. Roleplaying where each student becomes a stakeholder of the urban planning world, poetic and descriptive writing about locations, night-time tours to grasp the conception of lighting, the conception of a walking guide around a Greater Paris area train station…: so many activities that allow students to embrace transversal approaches.