Urban Planning and Policy Design

Politecnico di Milano

Program Description

Urban Planning and Policy Design

Politecnico di Milano

Mission and Goals

In the urban planning spectrum, on the one hand, consolidation of a series of urban management activities that require advanced interpretation and application can be identified: the development of general urban planning tools; infrastructural, housing, transport, services and environmental policies; management of complex programmes and projects. On the other hand, the demand for new urban and territorial policies that require specific professional competence is increasing.

This Master of Science offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory and environment.


Main subjects:

  • Urban design
  • Planning theory and practice
  • Policy analysis
  • Contemporary city
  • Analysis and assessment of urban transformation
  • Infrastructure planning and design
  • City design
  • Energy and urban planning
  • European economics and urban policies
  • Urban ethnography
  • Land use ethics and the law

Eligible students

Students holding a BSc degree in one of the main subjects related to the programme (Urban planning, Architecture, Engineering, Sociology and Social Sciences, Geography, Economy, Political Sciences and Environmental Science) and 15 years of education are eligible for application.

The Commission will evaluate case by case students with different background. The candidate is required to provide a portfolio and an English proficiency certificate.

Career Opportunities

The main professional opportunities for Master of Science graduates are in the free-lance sector (after having sat the professional examinations) and in institutions and public and private bodies operating to transform and manage the city, territory and environment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

For EU students fees are based on students’ family income and the study plan presented, and range from about €800 to €3,300 per year.

Last updated June 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Italy Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
Tuition fees for non EU students, per year. Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3,500€ per year, for the two-year duration of the programme.