Program Title

Masters Bologna in Spatial Planning and Urbanism

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Higher Secondary School

Admission Criteria

 The applicant must provide all the documents mentioned in the Regulation, as well as a motivation letter referring to the selected course or study cycle. To complete the application process it is necessary to submit the following scanned documents as PDF files:

  • Recent photo;
  • Up-to-date CV;
  • Identification document/passport;
  • An official academic transcript that you have completed secondary education or equivalent in the country of origin, with final average and proof of access to higher education exams;
  • Official academic transcript records of bachelor degree and Diploma with final average;
  • Document certifying the applicant’s Portuguese language level: B1 level in Portuguese Language and complete the B2 level until the end of the first year of the degree (only applicable to 1st cycle candidates);
  • Statement Under Oath191.4KB, that the applicant does not have Portuguese nationality nor any other country nationality that is member of the EU and fulfils the requirements needed for the Access and Admission category for International Students;
  • Bank transfer slip of the payment for the application fee.
Program Description

The Master in Spatial Planning and Urbanism (MOTU) aims to provide advanced training in critical reflection and in the practice of planning and management of the territory, responding to an effective and potential demand on the part of all agents in the domain of urbanism and planning of the territory. MOTU students are empowered to actively intervene, in a qualified and innovative way, in the formulation of strategies and concrete solutions to the problems that arise in the planning, construction, requalification and management of urban and metropolitan spaces.


The course results from the articulation of efforts between three schools of the University of Lisbon - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Faculty of Architecture (FA) and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) -, which are characterized by a long tradition and experience in teaching and innovation in this shared field of knowledge. All of these institutions are members of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning), the most important European association of planning schools, which gives the course another important factor of international recognition.


This master's degree will allow students to develop skills such as:

- Critically reflect the relationship between society and the territory

- Apply advanced and innovative techniques of information processing in the analysis of problems and responses in the scope of spatial planning and urbanism

- Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of integrated territorial strategies and policies for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth;

- Design territorial incidence plans, as well as accompanying, monitoring and evaluation documents

- Formulate innovative, integrated and participated solutions within the scope of spatial planning and the respective planning and management process

- Assess the costs and benefits of solutions and projects, identify and manage conflicts in the design and implementation phase and support decision making

- Communicate in an efficient and innovative way the problems identified and the results and proposals for territorial intervention.


All applications from students with higher education such as Geography, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Territory or Environment, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Sociology or other related areas that share, at least in part, concerns with the development and qualification of the territory will be considered.

Professional Opportunities

It provides two types of professional opportunities: researchers and technicians of spatial planning and management, both guided by scientific rigour and the spirit of innovation and initiative. Their employers are public bodies and private consultants, as well as research institutions.

The course will make use of agreements and partnerships with municipalities and government institutions to provide information and offer internships.

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Annual Tuition fee Non-EEA


IELTS Requirement


Application Deadline
  • 05/04/2021 12:00 am - 10/07/2021 12:00 am Ended
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