This master’s degree is an innovative, international and multidisciplinary education programme that teaches students how to operationalise the most urgent calls for building more resilient and sustainable cities through urban planning and design, and how to frame adequate policies and governance models. This one-year programme provides the most up-to-date perspectives, methods and tools for dealing with the threat of climate change, natural disasters and the social and technical transformations required to minimise the environmental impact of the current global urbanisation trends, while addressing social justice.
This master’s degree is divided into eight modules with a credit load of 35 ECTS, plus the work placement and master’s degree project:
— Conceptual Framing: Vulnerability, Resilienceand Sustainability / 2 ects
— Built Environment Resilience / 5 ects
— Resilience and Nature Based Solutions / 6 ects
— Community Resilience for SustainabilityTransitions / 5 ects
— Urban Resilience Implementation / 13 ects
OPT Policies and Planning
— News and Learning / 4 ects
— Master Thesis / 5 ects
— Internship / 20 ects
Reasons to study this master’s degree:
International professors and a global multidisciplinary perspective: This master’s degree has been framed and supported by the International Urban Resilience Research Network, and the programme is taught by professors from some of the most prestigious universities and research centres dealing with urban resilience in different parts of the world. The programme’s global and multidisciplinary perspective (it addresses the environmental, social, economic, planning and political aspects of urban studies) enables students to learn about and understand resilience challenges on an international, national and local city level, thanks to the dense network of research and teaching partners involved in this master’s degree.
Wide range of job opportunities: The programme is supported by the most prestigious foundations, networks and agencies dealing nowadays with city and community resilience. It includes a mandatory job placement period, which provides students the connections and work experience needed to ensure a successful and international career. A long list of cities from different continents have also pledged their support to the master’s programme in the form of job placement opportunities in their city resilience units.
Bridging research and practical experience with an innovative educational model: In this master’s programme, students will bridge science and policy through workshops and active involvement in panel-like classes, fostering different points of view and constantly re-framing the business-as-usual strategies often seen in the creation and management of resilient cities.
How to apply
Upload the following documents to the student’s portal:
– Photocopy of your passport
– 1 passport-size photo
– Certiﬁed* copy of your diploma**
– Certiﬁed* copy of your academic transcript
– A signed copy of the UIC Barcelona general terms and conditions (attached to the conﬁrmation e-mail you will receive after registering online)
– A signed copy of the UIC Barcelona data protection form (attached to the confirmation e-mail you will receive after registering online)
– A filled in and signed copy of the grant survey referring to any external grants/financial aid for which you may have applied
– CV in English (maximum 2 pages)
– Motivation letter specifying what you expect from this programme and why you think you should be accepted (please include your Skype username in your signature)
* Document must have an oﬃcial stamp from your university
** If you are yet to receive your Diploma, please submit the proof of payment of the diploma issue fees or a document from your university certifying your expected date of graduation.
Application Process Deadlines for 2021-2022
First call for applications
Deadline for submitting documents: 15 January 2021
Skype interviews with preselected candidates: 18 – 29 January 2021 (Only if required)
Communication of results: 01 February 2021
Deadline to reserve a place: 15 February 2021
Second call for applications
Deadline for submitting documents: 16 April 2021
Skype interviews with preselected candidates: 19 – 30 April 2021 (Only if required)
Communication of results: 03 May 2021
Deadline to reserve a place: 17 May 2021
Extraordinary call for applications
Deadline for submitting documents: 11 June 2021
Skype interviews with preselected candidates: 14 – 18 June 2021 (Only if required)
Communication of results: 21 June 2021
Deadline to reserve a place: 5 July 2021
*Note: Skype interviews are made on a needs basis only. The purpose they serve is to clarify any questions regarding candidate’s CV or cover letter, at the discretion of the Master’s Team. Not all admitted students will be required to do an interview.
*Following each step, the applicants will be notiﬁed if they have been:
a) Accepted: You will receive your acceptance letter along with instructions on how to pay the deposit and reserve a place. Acceptance will only be conﬁrmed upon payment.
b) Placed on a waiting list: Your application will be reviewed again during the next call.
c) Not accepted
Documents submission must be complete in order to include the applicant in each admission call. If some documents are missing, your application will be kept until completed and reviewed during the next admission call.
– Reserve a place: Pay the deposit (20% of the total fee) via international transfer
– Enrollment fee: Pay the remaining amount (80% of the total fee) via international transfer