Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)

Urban Design Master's Program

EMU’s M.S. in Urban Design is basically a research-based program including one project which aims to contribute to the enhancement of the quality of cities. The main objectives of the program are to provide a high quality learning environment and an academic structure for research and development of ideas – a methodological framework which could inform and improve the decisions of practice.

The program addresses urban design as a framework of research and practice, and enables students to develop skills and techniques of communicating urban design that is not adequately dealt in the programs of architecture and planning. It provides knowledge of urban concepts and issues, preparing architects, planners, landscape architects, and other relevant professionals to affect patterns of urbanization, manage urban growth, respond to urban problems and sustain existing urban areas in an interdisciplinary and holistic context.

The program is also intended to act as an introductory vehicle for those wishing to pursue further research at PhD level. The program is run in collaboration with the Master of Urban Design with sharing the First semester design studio and must courses and it’s also in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at the EMU.


Course Code Course Title Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab / Tutorial (hrs/week)
UDES500 Master Thesis No-Credit - -
UDES501 Urban Design Studio - I 6 4 4
UDES503 History and Theory of Urban Development and Design 3 3 -
UDES505 Advanced Research Methods 3 3 -
REQ1 Required Course 3 3 -
REQ2 Required Course 3 3 -
REQ3 Required Course 3 3 -
UDES504 Contemporary Issues in Urban Design 3 3 -
UDES598 Seminar No-Credit - -


2016 - 2017 Academic Year New Graduate Student Tuition Fee:


Master's Program (with Thesis)


International students (USD )

International students (USD )

With 50%   Scholarship

includes (VAT)

(includes VAT)

Registration fee per course



Thesis registration fee



Term Project (first registration)



Term Project (first registration)



Term Project (second registration)



Seminar (first registration)



Seminar (second registration)



ENG511 , ENGL509 (20 hour/week) (semester fee)



ENGL 513, ENGL 515, ENGL 521, ENGL 523, ENGL 525



Deficiency program course



Department of Architecture