University of Technology
Architecture and urban planning
Technological sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
3 semesters
Tuition fee: 
non EU/EFTA students 2000 EUR tuition fee per semester, EU/EFTA students no tuition fee
Degree awarded: 
Scholarships available: 
Based on merit
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 30 November, 2021
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 February, 2022
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 
Requirements: Bachelor's or Engineer Degree. Min 210 ECTS. Each application is assessed individually. If in doubt, please contact an Admission Officer, e-mail: admission@pwr.edu.pl
»» Deadline for application: Non EU/EFTA students see: www.admission.pwr.edu.pl; EU/EFTA students see: www.rekrutacja.pwr.edu.pl
»»  English: Equivalent of minimum TOEFL IBT – 87 points or 6.5 points IELTS. List of accepted certificates can be checked online.
»» Application fee: Non EU/EFTA students see: www.admission.pwr.edu.pl; EU/EFTA students see: www.rekrutacja.pwr.edu.pl  
Important note for entry criteria : Master's programme in planning is open to students with a non-planning background. This means that programme is suitable among others for those who completed their first degree in: environmental studies, geography, transport studies, landscape architecture, architecture. Background in public administration, economy, sociology or mathematics, physics, IT and computer studies is also welcome. 
Field of study: Spatial Management
Planning is an interand multidisciplinary field of knowledge and practice which allows professionals to deal with the spatial dimension of human activities. Courses and modules provide education in systems thinking and complexity (systems theory, environmental science), prepare the students for leadership (management) and focus on policy making (urban planning, regional policy, EU spatial policy and marketing places) as well as on planning law and plan preparation (techniques of plan preparation) to prepare students for the complicated processes and procedures in planning practice. Courses in models in spatial policy and spatial economics seek to equip the students with methodological tools for spatial analysis and scenario development. Wrocław University of Science and Technology is the only university in Poland which offers the courses in modelling and computer simulation of spatial development. The programme consists of 3 semesters and, apart from the compulsory courses, provides a variety of elective courses - from regional planning to advanced tools in spatial modelling and participatory planning. In addition, at least two elective subject streams are opened each semester. The trends are conducted in the form of lectures and design studios, and concern such topics as: climate change, digital technologies, urban renewal, etc. The students are offered to enjoy at least one studio project each semester. A Master's thesis (which can include also a professional project, plan or strategy) exploring a planning research topic must be produced as a final part of the programme (20 ECTS). The thesis has to be presented, in both written and oral form, to a committee of academics for examination.
»Planning Theory
»Systems Theory
»Shaping and protecting the environment
»Transformations of contemporary cities
»From governing to governance
»Operational spatial planning
»Models in Spatial Management
»Legislative Technique in Planning 1
»Elements of Higher Mathematics
»Supporting the decision-making process 1
»Elective project studio 2x45
»Foreign language
»Planning for city development
»Law in Spatial Planning
»Territorial Marketing
»Project management
»Spatial development management
»Spatial planning organisation
»Knowledge of Architecture
»Legislative Technique in Planning 2
»Supporting the decision-making process 2
»Elective project studio 2x45h
»Foreign language
»Regional Policy
»Spatial Policy of the EU
»Master's Thesis
»Elective project studio 2x45h
»Planning based on GIS spatial analysis;
»Operationalisation of regional analysis;
»Revitalisation of urban areas;
»Multi-level governance;
»Pro-climate planning;
»Transportation Analysis and Forecasting;
»Participatory budgeting;
»The microclimate of the estate;
»Operational planning of urban structures
The graduates in spatial planning can plan their career in both public and private sectors. They are prepared to work at the municipalities, in the planning units as
well as in regional authorities' offices and at the national level administration (i.e. Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Regional Development). They can also develop
their career in public agencies (e.g. linked to the environmental issues, water management, transportation, tourism, etc.). The graduates are prepared to lead teams working on statutory plans (local plans, urban
development plans) as well as on optional planning studies and plans. They can also work in the private real estate agencies, investment banks, as analytics and in
other companies having interest in spatial dimension of the economy. The graduates are prepared to begin their doctoral studies in planning.