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Aalborg University - Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies

About us and why should students want to study there

The MSc programme is located at Center for Mobilities and Urban Studies, Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology at Aalborg University.

Aalborg University (AAU) is located in Denmark in Scandinavia. As a student at AAU you acquire knowledge and competences by way of AAU’s unique study method “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL)”.

Aalborg University’s study method, The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL) is highly respected both nationally and internationally. The study method is also known as problem based project work and, in brief, this means that in each semester you work closely together with a group of fellow students on a large written assignment. The group work at AAU equips you well for the labour market where skills in cooperation are popular. At the same time, group work also entails an important academic and social dimension.

MotorwayAt AAU, students and professors are at a first-name basis and you will always be encouraged to speak your mind during lectures. If you have any academic or practical questions, you are always welcome to ask. Working in groups gives you the opportunity of quickly getting to know your fellow students at AAU and thereby, you have the chance of building a network that you can use in your professional life and the chance of making friends. Professors at AAU hail from all over the world, but all teach in English at a high level. Even outside of the university, you will find that the Danes’ English proficiency level is very high, just as some Danes speak a number of other languages including German, French and Spanish.

Individual freedom, freedom of speech, equal rights and possibilities for everyone, solidarity, respect and tolerance are central values in the democratic Scandinavian societies. Furthermore, Danish legislation ensures religious freedom for all citizens and prevents discrimination on the basis of gender, race or sexual orientation. The majority of Danes are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is supported by the State. However, religion has very little influence on the governance of the country, the educational system and everyday life in Denmark.

The Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology (AD:MT)at AAUholds 140 researchers and PhD students and participate in a long range of national and international projects. It provides teaching to over 1500 students at the three branches. The department is unique in the Danish context as it collects disciplines within architecture, design, mobilities, media and technology under one roof providing the foundation for a powerful new field of knowledge and development of competence within the field of design with a human focus.

The Centre for Mobility and Urban Studies (C-MUS) atAM:MT aims to contribute to mobility research at the highest international level. C-MUS contributes to the development of theories, concepts and analytical frameworks of mobility studies as well as working with empirical studies embracing disciplinary approaches from urban studies, ethnography, geography, sociology, consumer studies, media studies, discourse studies, urban design, urban planning and management, city politics, urban traffic planning and engineering, and tourism studies.
Admission details

The MSc Programme in Mobilities & Urban Studies, at Aalborg University, Denmark has a cross-disciplinary research approach. This means that students can attend holding a bachelor degree in the fields of Engineering & Technical, Humanities or Social Science. Applicants are admitted after a concrete academic assessment. Students are thus required to submit a visual or written portfolio, which account for relevant experience in issues of mobility, cities and urban structures as well as comparable educational prerequisites.

Please note that students from outside EU/EEA will have to pay tuition fee. Students from partner universities outside EU/EEA will not be charged tuition. The fee covers expenses for tuition and up to three attempts at passing the exam, per exam.International students can choose to study either as exchange or Erasmus students for one or two semesters, or as a degree student pursuing a full Master’s degree from Aalborg University.

For international students the application process will be handled by the International Office at Aalborg University. Please pay special attention to the application deadlines, admission requirements, tuition fees and any legal issues. For a complete guide to admission requirements and the application process, go to the International Office website

If you have any questions related to becoming an international student at Architecture and Design, please contact our study board

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