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Master Course in Integrated Urban Rehabilitation

Course Coordinator(s)

Prof. Doutor Adelino Gonçalves;  Prof.ª Doutora Margarida Relvão Calmeiro; 

Study programme
study programme
Goals of the master course

The master course in Integrated Urban Rehabilitation (mRUI) intends to create training supply in urban rehabilitation understood as a public policy aimed at correcting urban imbalances with structural and disruptive effects, envisaging sustainable development. Rehabilitate why? Rehabilitate what? Rehabilitate for what? Rehabilitate for whom? are central issues that establish the guiding principle of an integrated approach to the weaknesses that some urban areas manifest, especially the oldest ones. Thus, the curricular structure combines knowledge, with an interdisciplinary perspective, of Urbanism, Architecture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Ecology,      Geography and History, to endow the student with knowledge:

  • To assess urban development trends, identifying the current characteristics of communities and future requirements, defined prospectively, to promote a sustainable development;
  • To understand, in an integrated way, the natural and cultural value of physical support (urban and architectural heritage) and the natural, socio-economic and cultural dynamics installed;
  • To stimulate the exercise of active citizenship, contributing to the multicultural and multidisciplinary debate on the design and execution of public policies aimed at urban development; 
  • To work in the planning, programming and management of the implementation of integrated urban rehabilitation processes;
  • To strengthen the capacity of local public and private entities in the field of spatial planning and sustainable urban development.
Access requirements

It is a minimum condition of entry to hold a course of the first cycle (bachelor), or equivalent, in Architecture, Geography, Biology, Ecology, History of Art, Civil Engineering, Sociology, Law, Economics, Public-Private Management or Administration. It is also considered a minimum condition of entry to hold a foreign academic degree recognised by the Scientific Committee of the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, as meeting the objectives of a degree in the areas mentioned above.

When requested by the student, it is possible to assess the possibility of crediting relevant prior learning (professional or academic), according to the Accreditation Rules of Previous Training and Work Experience of the University of Coimbra and subject to completion of the mandatory curricular units of Dissertation or Project.

Graduation Requirements
To obtain the Master's degree, the student must obtain approval in all mandatory curricular units of the course, totaling 42 ECTS and cumulatively approval in the optional curricular units, totaling 18 ECTS. Additionally must obtain approval in the Dissertation / Project (30 ECTS)
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