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Fontys University of Applied Sciences Master Urbanism
Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Master Urbanism

Tilburg, Netherlands

4 Years


Part time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

EUR 2,329 / per year **


* for EEA students; non-EEA students 1st April

** EEA: €2329; Non-EEA: €8140


Our society, climate, technology, and the way we humans use our cities are facing immense changes. The purpose of urbanism is to respond to these changes and create futureproof, climate-resilient, and inclusive cities through our research, design, and practical processes. In this master’s programme, you’ll learn how to effectively combine design intelligence with a reflective attitude and practical skills. The competence-based curriculum is geared towards mastering seven crucial competencies: design, research, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurial skills, organization, and professional practice. You’ll gain experience and education beyond the school curriculum by combining your study with employment in a professional environment. Additionally, the academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders, and the studio is the perfect place to apply new skills and methods to create design proposals for complex spatial problems.

Why this master

  • Our programme is designed in such a way that you’ll work and study at the same time. You'll gain creative research and design skills at our Academy while developing practical skills at your workplace. On top of this, you can earn a salary.
  • You’ll be part of Fontys Academy of the Arts, a creative learning community.
  • Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines with a strong relation to practice.
  • Our international environment gives you a broad view of real-world problems and hands-on solutions to tackle these challenges.
  • As you work in our design studio, your tutors will emphasize personal attention to guide you through the design and research process.
  • After graduation, you’ll be eligible to register immediately with the Dutch Architecture Register and start working as an (independent) urbanist.

What does your week look like

The course is carried out in a 40-week intensive programme. You’ll work in the Design studio at Fontys in Tilburg one day per week. Alongside this, self-study comprises 10 hours and practical work 20 hours per week. You’ll follow theory classes once a week.



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