International double degree
Mundus Urbano produces advanced graduates who can innovatively address the complexities of the phenomena facing the world's urban populations, mostly in developing countries and emerging economis. The consortium structure of the program allows students to pursue a double degree in International Cooperation and Urban Development with specialisations in Development Economics (Rome), Sustainable Emergency Architecture (Barcelona) or Urban Planning (Grenoble).
Programme structure for Second Year
Second year at TU Darmstadt provides the students to specialize in one of the areas of international cooperation in urban development accoring to their own interests. The curriculum is distributed in ten modules, of which three are obligatory, while the rest are electives.
All modules are defined by their contents, learning outcomes and number of credit points that can be earned in the course according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The total two years course requires 120 credit points (CPs), normally divided equally into 30 CPs per semester.
The modules are described as follows:
Module 1 – Urban Design Project (obligatory-option 1)
Specialization in urban design
Module 2 – Urban Research Project (obligatory-option 2)
Specialization in planning and development research
Module 3 – Research Methods
Acquisition of methodological research experience
Module 4 – Advanced readings
Specialization in urban develop-ment literature
Module 5 – Excursion
Comparison of a European with a non European setting
Module 6 – Internationalconference
International conference experi-ence
Module 7 – Research colloquia
Reflective process to support the thesis writing process
Module 8 – Exchange modules
Specialisation according to the students own interests
Module 9 – Internship (obligatory)
Acquisition of practical experience in a project implementation agen-cy
Module 10 – Master Thesis (obligatory)
Practice and proof in scientific problem analysis and report writ-ing, understanding of context of research topic
The Masters Programme is taught in English language
Master of Science in International Cooperation in Urban Development (M.Sc.)
Masters Thesis in the form of written academic paper.