Part time Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning in France

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Urban and Regional Planning

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Urban and regional planning of land for the use of large groups of people is a field that requires one to have a great deal of knowledge. The most important subjects include planning, metropolitan development dynamics and implementation.  

France is currently among the 20 best performing countries in terms of the economy due to their excellent results-oriented higher education learning. Most of the courses at universities are offered in the French language. France has 60 public and 100 private universities.

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Master Governing the Large Metropolis

Sciences Po
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master's programme Governing the Large Metropolis aims to prepare graduates for work on public policy issues in a variety of large metropolises beyond Europe, in relation to different types of organizations and agencies. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in France. Master Governing the Large Metropolis Programme objectives The Master's programme Governing the Large Metropolis aims to prepare graduates for work on public policy issues in a variety of large metropolises beyond Europe, in relation to different types of organizations and agencies. The world cities and urban sprawl of both the global North and the global South face massive public policy and governance challenges. The scale and speed of urbanization raise a plethora of issues, which are all covered in the programme. These include: economic development, poverty and slums, housing, health, technological and social innovation, the management of risk, infrastructure, water and waste disposal, changing labour markets, sustainable development, democratic participation. Governing populations divided and organized by class, income, religion, ethnic origin, mobility and/or gender has become even more difficult in a globalizing world where opportunities for mobility, participation in overlapping networks, interdependence and the scale of large urban regions make classic territorial conceptions of government and public policies partly obsolete. Students receive rigorous methodological training, experience from international professionals and exposure to high level academic content. The programme is taught entirely in English with a great emphasis on issues of comparative study. No ready made recipes are provided, and no simple fairy stories on the so called "best practices of good governance": the programme trains the students with a strong critical approach and management skills so as to be competent for project accounting and decision making to implement urban policy in critical environments. Systematic relations are built with urban professionals and research groups, including cities such as Bogotà, Lima, Mexico, Rio, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Beijing, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Istanbul, Cairo, New Delhi, Shanghai, Tokyo and Johannesburg. Going beyond geography, development studies and physical planning, the Master's programme aims at training young professionals who will take charge of public policy design and implementation in the governance of large cities in the future. Main orientations and specific features The two-year programme comprises a mix of sound interdisciplinary theoretical courses, case studies, methods and professional training: Theoretical training focuses on public policy, sociology, governance, law, economics, demography, risk and globalization, centering on issues such as housing, migration, food security, utilities, climate change, informal economy, local finance, conflict management, transports, cultural policies, and the digital city; Professional training is provided in the first year through a group project (capstone) commissioned by a private or public organization, which involves doing applied research in the urban field. Students work 1.5 days a week for six months with a professional tutor. Students also take advantage of a planned study trip to a large urban center (past cities include Cairo, Istanbul, Casablanca/Tangier/Rabat). Case studies and workshops are taught by professionals; Solid methodological training in advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis, network analysis, map work, ecological data mining, and GIS training; In the second semester, regional training focuses on specific area of expertise, with historical insights on urban change. Students have to chose among African Metropolis, Arab and Mediterranean Metropolis, Asian Metropolis, Latin American Metropolis, and North American Metropolis; In the final semester, students will either undertake an internship of at least 14 weeks in a large metropolis or will spend the semester within a partner university, where they will prepare a research thesis (for those envisaging a PhD). During the whole duration of the programme, students are assisted in their course and professional orientation through a regular vocational statement exercise. The programme works in collaboration with other programmes from the Urban School. It also has a close link with research conducted at Sciences Po, notably with the research program "Cities are back in town". Career opportunities Students will have opportunities to work in the following organisations: UN organisations; Environment, health, security and food organisations; Global utility firms (water, transport, waste disposals, energy); NGO's in different sectors (democratic governance, environment, housing, development, culture…); Urban planning agencies, economic development agencies, urban political organisations; Networks of cities (C40, ICLEI etc..); Urban and regional governments; Private foundations and think tanks; Private developers and international consultants in the large metropolis. [-]

Master of Science and Techniques in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

Centrale Nantes
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues [+]

Master in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development together with the consideration of human, social and urban constraints.

 

 

Language of instructionThe language of instruction and examination is English during the first year, including 160 hours of French language courses.During the 2nd year, courses are in French but Master's thesis can be either in French or English.... [-]


Master in Planning and Sustainability: Urban and Regional Planning (PS/URP)

University of TOURS
Campus 2 semesters September 2017 France Tours

This Master aims to help students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary planning challenges for cities and urban regions, in the context of climate change and growing human needs. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in France. This Master aims to help students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary planning challenges for cities and urban regions, in the context of climate change and growing human needs. The programme is designed so that students may confront up to date scientific knowledge on planning with their own cultural background and planning experiences. Through the Master, each student becomes familiar with the advantages and limitations of cross-national transfer of ‘good practices’ in the urban or regional policy field. As a research Master, this program trains students to deal with up to date research issues and methods. It prepares students to start a PhD or to take leadership roles in urban development and management, especially in an international context. Since it opened, in September 2010, this Master has attracted an average of 15 students per year, coming from the EU countries or from countries neighboring the EU, but also from North America, from Asia, and from the Middle East. This Master is offered by the Planning and Environment Department of the Polytechnic School, one of the largest planning schools in France, through its staff, its number of postgraduate students, or its number of graduates. The Department is member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and of the French-speaking association of planning schools (APERAU Internationale) and also active within the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN). The curriculum interacts with researches conducted by the laboratory Cities, Territories, Environnement, and Societies (a unit of the National Scientific Research Council and of Université François-Rabelais). The various research programmes carried out by one of its four research groups - the team “Urban and regional planning projects, landscape and environment”- provide the intellectual environment for the development and the discussion of each student’s individual research. The courses and research topics offered within this Master stem out from research carried out in the following axes: Planning systems and projects, Environmental and landscape dynamics, Risks and vulnerabilities, Sustainable local and regional development. The PS/URP, empowered as a specialty Master until 2018, was enhanced in 2014 by the addition of a new 30h teaching unit: "Urban Aquatic Ecosystems" (coordinated by Professor Karl Matthias Wantzen, one of the UNESCO Chair "River Culture" responsible). This illustrates a very positive impact of the fusion, in April 2014, between the Planning department and the IMACOF (Ingénierie des Milieux Aquatiques et des Corridors Fluviaux) department, after the authorization for six years delivered by the Engineer Titles Commission of the new specialty in Planning and Environment Engineering. During the first semester, the curriculum is organized around 150 hours of seminars and workshops (30 ECTS). The second semester is devoted to a research internship of 5 months (30 ECTS). It includes the participation to a seminars and the presentation by each student of the research in progress. [-]

Master Aquatic Systems And Water Management (sage)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Science and Environmental Management are characterized by the multiplicity of knowledge and areas to mobilize to solve satisfactorily [+]

Science and Environmental Management are characterized by the multiplicity of knowledge and areas to mobilize to resolve satisfactorily the problems they pose. This multidisciplinary approach covers both many aspects of materials science, nature and life, and also for a large share of aspects related to human sciences. GOALS The objective of the specialty SAGE is twofold. This is part of give students a thorough training on biogeochemical processes that govern the quality of aquatic environments and interactions of these environments in regional environments, and secondly, to understand and know the instruments management of water, whether technical procedures for the collection and treatment of water or the main water policies implemented in different regions of the world. Thus, special attention will be given to training multidisciplinary character of a technical point of view (fluid mechanics, chemistry and microbiology), both for students oriented research and professional vocation. ADMISSION Degree Required: Master M1 (or equivalent) The admission of the candidates is a review of the application and an interview with the leaders of the specialty issue. Back 2014-2015 Retraction of the specialty SAGE will be Monday, September 8, 2014. [-]

Specialized Master Systems For Rail And Urban Transport (stfu)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months September 2017 France Paris

The significant growth in the rail sector has prompted manufacturers and operators to turn to large schools to create a high-level training for engineers, project managers or executives working or expected to work in the area of ​​rail and urban transport. [+]

Master in Transportation Systems and Urban Railway (STFU)

The significant growth in the rail sector has prompted manufacturers and operators to turn to large schools to create a high-level training for engineers, project managers or executives working or expected to work in the area of ​​rail and urban transport. Wide open internationally by its content and recruitment, this Specialized Master appealed equally to academic teachings and doctrines taught by top professionals share. It delivers a Level 6 Degree accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. Goals You are an engineer or under the rail sector? The Master will allow you to gain an overall vision systems rail and guided transport, while integrating the technical, economic, institutional and regulatory aspects (French and European). The training covers the whole field of passenger transport, urban and intercity, and freight transport. The training program deals with both subways, trains, trams. Assets... [-]


Specialized Master Integrated Urban Systems (ius)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year January 2017 France Paris

At the request of six companies, École des Ponts ParisTech and the School of Engineering of the City of Paris create a Specialized Master "Integrated Urban Systems" to train experts "contractors" capable of developing integrated offerings and drive the implementation implementation of projects of eco-districts in France and abroad. [+]

Specialized Master in Integrated Urban Systems (IUS)

At the request of six companies (Alstom, Bouygues SA, Bouygues Immobilier, Colas, EMBIX, Bouygues Telecom, Bouygues and ENERGY SERVICES), École des Ponts ParisTech and the School of Engineering of the City of Paris create a Specialized Master " Integrated Urban Systems "to train experts" contractors "capable of developing integrated offerings and drive the implementation of eco-neighborhood projects in France and abroad. The objective of this new training is to develop a vision and a global action on integrated urban systems (mobility, construction, energy, water, recycling, health and biodiversity services) in synergy with a social and political environment economic and technological territory. Objectives The course aims:... [-]


Specialized Master Planning And Urban Mastery Item (amur)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Campus 15 months September 2017 France Paris

Specialized Master planning and urban project management offers a multidisciplinary postgraduate training combines in the fields of planning and development, research, professional bodies, and international trade. [+]

Specialized Master Planning and mastery of urban structure (AMUR)

In response to:

the complexity of the process of transformation of cities and territories changing societal practices and spatial segregation, acceleration metropolitan changes in the world,

the Specialized Master planning and urban project management offers a multidisciplinary postgraduate training involving, in the fields of planning and development, research, professional bodies, and international trade. It leads to the degree of Master in Educational accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

 

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This full-time course, lasting 15 months, trains professionals spatial planning. Training prepares future developers to respond to various levels of the contemporary city. It binds tightly intellectual reflection, methodological deepening project practice and learning skills essential to the practice of urban planning professions.... [-]