Master of Science (MSc) in Transformation at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Ruhr-Universität Bochum 4 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Master's Onsite

City regions worldwide are incorporated into economic, demographic, social and ecological transformation processes that are accompanied by profound functional and structural changes of urban landscapes. This takes place in an interplay of planned and unplanned processes. This also comprises selective processes of growth and shrinking as well as re-, sub- or post-suburbanization processes. Notably post-industrial urban landscapes like the Ruhr region are faced with special challenges of an integrated and sustainable restructuring. New types of urban landscapes are an essential result of these transformation processes.

The double degree Master’s program Transformation of Urban Landscapes (TUL) focuses on the present and future challenges in developing sustainable metropolitan regions. The four-semester program gives students the necessary professional competence to cope with those challenges in both growing and shrinking regions. The first year takes place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The second-year will be held at the Tongji University in Shanghai. The course language is English.

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Enrollment Requirements:

Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Geography, Spatial Planning (“Raumplanung”), Landscape Architecture or any closely related study program

Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

MSc in Transformation of Urban Landscapes (awarded by Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Language Requirements:

English (at least level B2)

About the University/Institution:

Situated in the center of the dynamic and hospitable Ruhr metropolis in the heart of Europe, Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s largest universities, with a student population of over 43,000. Twenty departments offer around 180 courses that cover a broad spectrum of natural and social sciences, economics, medicine, engineering and humanities on a single campus. With excellence in both research and teaching, Ruhr-Universität has truly earned its reputation as an innovator. In the 1960s, the university was the driving force behind the Ruhr region’s industrial transformation from mining and manufacturing to high-tech and services. International research, an interdisciplinary academic approach, and favorable study conditions attract more than 5,600 foreign students and some 500 visiting scholars from all around the globe to Ruhr-Universität.

Application Deadline:

15 July

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