Master of Urbanism

  • Programme in brief
  • What to expect from us
  • What do we expect from you?

Programme in brief

FHK MA+U, Tilburg, the Netherlands offers the concurrent Master of Urbanism. This master is collaborative, topical, creative and practice based. While firmly rooted in the Dutch architectural tradition, the program has a strong international orientation. Nowadays, spatial challenges to be confronted by architects are global by nature while still requiring context and location specific solutions. The program’s objective is to educate urbanists who are able at effectively combining design intelligence with a reflective attitude and practical and entrepreneurial skills. The curriculum is competence based and geared towards achieving mastery skills in seven crucial competences (Desgin, Research, Collaboration, Communication, Entrepreneurial skills, Organizing, Professional skills).

What to expect from us

The educational concept of this Master program is unique; education in concurrency with employment in a professional practice. This concurrent education offers students experience and education beyond the school curriculum, essential to their professional formation as urban designers. Additionally, the Academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders. Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines, but all with a strong relation to practice. The Design Studio is the heart of the master program. In the studio students are trained to apply all kinds of skills and methods towards ever more convincing synthetic design proposals for complex spatial problems. The studio assignments are invariably related to the complexity of contemporary societies and will engage social, cultural, political, economic and technological parameters.

What do we expect from you

The core of the programme is formed by studio work: project learning. Students tackle individually or in small groups a certain ‘problem’ that is embedded in the assignment. The studio work is accompanied by various theoretical courses.
The philosophy of the Academy is based on the principle of study next to working in the day to day practice of an architect's firm.

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Course type
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Start moment(s)
48 months
Master of Science


Fontys Master of Urbanism
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 8850-70291

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