Master (MSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry  R/A-Cr 110/2011 de 31-08-2011
Update registry R/A-Cr 110/2011/AL01 de 05-01-2021

Tuition fee EU nationals (2024/2025)

1.stYear 1300.00 €
2.rdYear 1100.00 €
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Programme Structure for 2024/2025

1st Year
Cities, Migrations and Diversity
6.0 ECTS
Urban Development and City Policies
6.0 ECTS
Methodology in Urban Studies
6.0 ECTS
City Through Time
6.0 ECTS
Theories of the City and Territory
6.0 ECTS
Consumption, Culture and Urban Quality of Life
6.0 ECTS
Laboratory in Urban Studies
12.0 ECTS
2nd Year
Master Dissertation in Urban Studies
48.0 ECTS
Internship in Urban Studies
48.0 ECTS
Master Project in Urban
48.0 ECTS


  • To furnish its students with the technical and methodological expertise to analyze the dynamics of urban and socioeconomic change and their associated forms of space;
  • To develop students' abilities to understand the current complexity and sociocultural diversity of urban lifestyles;
  • To encourage students' mastery over tools for planning and management, permitting them to increase the efficiency and innovativeness of urban policy.

In this course, it is intended that students will acquire the following self-reflective and operational capacities:

  • The ability to interpret and utilize concepts and methods of analysis regarding new dynamics of urban and socioeconomic change, and discuss the complexity of contemporary urban territories;
  • The ability to construct original research projects and create and apply various tools for intervening in urban contexts;
  • The ability to communicate information, perspectives, problems and solutions to specialists as well as the variety of other actors involved in these processes;
  • The ability to design and execute diagnoses, planes and projects that are scientifically informed and based in a multidisciplinary perspective;
  • The ability to process technical and scientific knowledge in the area of Urban Studies critically, enabling their pursuit of doctoral studies and continued education throughout life.

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