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Nordic Master in Sustainable Urban Transitions

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering Sustainable Urban Transitions, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme provides integrated knowledge development and capacity building for young professionals in the field of sustainable urban transitions. This is achieved through inter-/transdisciplinary competence building, developing capacities to:

1.   understand principles of human settlements;
2.   engage in new and shared knowledge production and problem-solving;
3.   develop improved practices contributing positive urban change.

The programme addresses the four levels of urban transition: individual inhabitants/users, neighbourhoods, infrastructural systems and urban regions, and applies key concepts of planning and design for sustainable urban transition such as systems thinking, participative and scenario approaches, risk reduction, research by design, and generative planning.

The programme offers one of the most comprehensive and relevant master’s programmes in the urban development topic area. Five study tracks each combine the excellence of the five participating universities within the area of sustainable urban development.

The language of instruction is English. Upon graduation, students will receive a degree from each of the two universities in which they spent a part of their studies, thus receiving a double degree.

Career Opportunities  

The five study tracks reflect different but equally valid ways to address critical challenges linked to urban transitions. Career opportunities will thus be found in the public sector (agencies for urban/regional planning, management, and governance), in development institutions (local and international), and in both NGOs and consultancy firms active in the field of urban transitions.   As the NMP SUT is intergrated into the resaerch environments at the five participating universities it also provides a solid platform for pursuing an academic career.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Nordic Master in Sustainable Urban Transitions.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of this programme.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in 
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System



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