Master of Science in Urban Design

Study Programme Details
Country: Malta
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


18 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Master of Science in Urban Design delves into the dynamic and multifaceted realm of urban planning and development. Our program is intricately woven with the pulse of modern urban landscapes, encompassing disciplines such as civil and structural engineering, architectural design, conservation science, and construction management. Here, you’ll embark on a journey of scholarly exploration, guided by leading experts in the field, to unearth innovative solutions to the evolving challenges of urbanization.


In this program, you’ll not only identify pressing research problems but also cultivate a deep-seated understanding of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches. Through a blend of quantitative and qualitative analysis, you’ll decipher the intricacies of urban environments, paving the way for groundbreaking conclusions that shape the future of our cities. We emphasize ethical considerations, ensuring that your research journey is not only intellectually stimulating but also socially responsible.

Admission Requirements

  1. the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies with at least Second Class (Honours) or
  2. a first cycle degree classified at least at Second Class (Honours) or Category II obtained from the University of Malta, or from any other higher education institution approved by Senate for this purpose in Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Conservation, Cultural Heritage Management, Built Heritage, Construction, Property Management, Built Environment, Environmental Design, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure or in any other area deemed relevant by the Faculty Board or
  3. a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, to be comparable to the qualifications.

Applicants in possession of a first cycle degree classified with Third Class (Honours) or Category III in any area of study, may also be allowed to join the Course provided that they are first admitted into a Preparatory Programme and they shall become eligible to join the Masterҳ course on successful completion of the Preparatory Programme, if an average mark of at least 55% is obtained.

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research via an extended interview and the submission of appropriate documentation, provided that where deficiencies are identified applicants shall be required to take specific study-units intended to compensate for the deficit.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than 10 years previous to their application for the Course may also be admitted, provided that they provide sufficient proof of their competence to follow the Course with profit. The Faculty Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a Preparatory Programme.

  • BEN5001: Dissertation (85 ECTS)
  • BEN5004: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (5 ECTS)

Non EU Applicants:

Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Future Career Outcomes

Our alumni stand as testament to the program’s efficacy, with graduates holding key positions in prestigious firms, governmental agencies, and international organizations. As urbanization continues to reshape the global landscape, the demand for skilled urban designers remains robust. Equipped with a comprehensive skill set and a forward-thinking mindset, our graduates are primed to lead the charge towards more sustainable, inclusive urban futures.

Visa Requirements:

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