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University of Helsinki: Urban Studies and Planning

InstitutionUniversity of Helsinki View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science
Study type Taught


The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (USP) prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Students learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skill and practice. USP is a joint programme between the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

There are three study tracks in the Master’s programme in Urban Studies & Planning: 1) USP Plans: Urban planning and Design 2) USP Peoples: Urban Life, Economy and Cultures 3) USP Systems: Urban Ecologies and Systems.


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At the University of Helsinki, the scope of the International Master's Programmes is 120 ECTS credits to be completed with two years of full-time study. You learn from the …

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