Master in Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning


Master in Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning

In association with the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of UNL.

Course only starts with 10 or more confirmed entries as definite by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.


Master course in Suitable Urbanism and Spatial Planning aim to:

  • Combine theoretical concepts and instruments in order to intervening in a sustainable manner in urban areas;
  • Develop capabilities for collecting and processing information using the latest technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, CAD among other support to the preparation of documents and plans - graphic part);
  • Develop territorial diagnostic capabilities, urban audits and formulated intervention strategies in a sustainable perspective;
  • Develop and apply innovative methods and effective plan techniques and sustainable management for urban areas;
  • Develop and implement monitoring processes and evaluation of projects, programs and plans.


Career opportunities

It is an emerging area, with a new professional market in the public and private sector. The Master in Sustainable Urban and Spatial Planning is a professional who can act:

  • In large and small consulting firms in project and audit in the fields of city planning, land use planning, engineering, environment, architecture, economics and management among others;
  • In the consulting area, project and audit of public sector organizations responsible for urban and regional planning.

By is impact on quality of community’s lives it is also a scientific research area of great relevance. The program also prepares students to pursue PhD.

Tuition fee 

Portuguese students: 2.900 €/total = 1.450 € (1st year) + 1.450€ (2nd year)

Foreign students: 3.800 €/total = 1.900 € (1st year) + 1.900 € (2nd year)


Post-work hours


1st phase: 1st may to 30th june

2nd phase: 26th august  to 5th september 2019

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Entrance requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:


Admission rules:

Holders of a 1st cycle, bachelor's degree or master, or equivalent, obtained in a higher national or foreign education institution in areas related to the study of the city, sustainability and land use, such as environmental engineering, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, sociology, law, transportation, economics, history, ecology, biology, geology or other similar formations to be approval by the scientific committee of the course.


  1. Classification of previous degrees;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor João Farinha
Professor Margarida Pereira

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 92/2011 on 27/07/2011


Accreditation on 21/02/2018, for 2 years

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About the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering has forty teachers with extensive scientific, technical and pedagogical experience, that support the teaching about 600 students in courses with different valences and degrees of higher education. The functioning of teaching laboratories and research is supported by a number of specialized technicians.

In addition to its mission in terms of education and research, teachers and / or students of the Department have been crucial in creating relevant companies in environmental engineering areas such as YDreams and  E-Value.

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