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to the Master Program "Town planning and Urban development"!


We are Master students with a degree in architecture, landscape architecture or town planning and invite you to study with us together Town Planning and urban Development in small groups.


Welcome to Cologne!


You find some informations in the following short discription.


The four-semester consecutive Master‘s course Town

Planning NRW is jointly provided by the University of

Siegen, the colleges of Bochum and Detmold and

the universities of applied sciences of Dortmund and

Cologne, and offers the opportunity to complete a

»Master of Science« in the field of town planning

with access for architects, landscape architects and

town planners.

The course of study is project and design-oriented.

The design modules are designed to be interdisciplinary.

The course bundles the areas of expertise of

the teaching staff from the five college sites involved.

The students are looked after by 15 professors from

the subjects of architecture, town planning, urban and

regional planning, urban sociology, landscape architecture,

environmental and transport planning. The

design tasks are processed in cooperation with other

colleges, research institutions, municipalities and

cities. The complexity of the design tasks increases

with the experience of the students over the three


The course of study builds upon experience of the

IBA Emscher Park in dealing with structural change

in North Rhine-Westphalia. The main focus in the

course is upon working out sustainable solutions for

the urban restructuring of this highly industrialised

and densely populated region and for the development

of the rural areas in NRW. Fundamental knowledge,

aims and instruments for this purpose are

conveyed in theory and practice. The central college

site for the lectures is Cologne University of Applied

Sciences. Due to concentrated days of attendance,

currently Thursday and Friday, it is possible to have a

job at the same time as being on the course.

The management of the course lies with the University

of Siegen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hildegard Schröteler-von



If you are interested in our program, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In an individual discussion, we can jointly explore your opportunities in this Master Program.

Please call us at +49 271 740-2363 or email us:



See you in Cologne!