Master Course in Integrated Urban Rehabilitation

General Objectives of the Course

The proposed master course intends to creat training supply in integrated urban rehabilitation, understood as a public policy aimed at correcting urban imbalances with structural and disruptive effects, envisaging a sustainable development. Thus, the curricular structure is based on the combination of multiple knowledge, with an interdisciplinary perspective, on Urbanism, Architecture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Geography and History, to create a training offer that endows the student with advanced theoretical and technical knowledge:
- to assess urban development trends, identifying the current characteristics of communities and future requirements, defined prospectively, to promote a sustainable development;
- that stimulate the exercise of active citizenship by participating in multicultural and multidisciplinary debate on the implementation of public policies and urban development;
- to strengthen the institutional capacity of local public and private entities in the field of spatial planning and sustainable urban development.

Admission Requirements

It is a minimum condition of entry, to hold a course of first cycle (bachelor), or equivalent, Architecture, Geography, History of Art, Civil Engineering, Sociology, Law, Economics, Public-Private Management or Administration, or to hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Committee of the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra as meeting the objectives of a degree in the areas mentioned above. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, may also be admitted.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

The master'degree in integrated urban rehabilitation is directed at various professionals involved in the complex process of management and urban transformation, providing a further deepening and improvement of the knowledge acquired in academic training and professional experience. Its interdisciplinarity give the profssionals advanced trained in integrated urban rehabilitation with the necessary professional skills to become key actors in territorial management system, working in the formulation, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of territorial policies, as well as in the development and management of planning projects or design practice. Provides a wide range of employment opportunities from the Central Government, Regional and Local, regional development agencies, real estate sector Companies, Consulting Area Business and Design of Development Scenarios, Architects, Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, Designers, University education, Research.

Mode of Study

Daytime, Full-time and Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The assessment rules are defined for each curricular unit according to the Teaching Regulation of the University of Coimbra. In each, the final mark will be 0 to 20 and the student who obtains at least a rating of 10 is considered approved.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

With the completition of the Master Course, students should have acquired knowledge and competences that will allow them to:
- evaluate critically the socio-economic and cultural characteristics of urban communities and urban development trends;
- understand in an integrated manner the cultural value of the physical support (urban and architectural heritage) and the socio-economic and cultural dynamics installed;
- participate in the planning, programming and management of the implementation of integrated urban rehabilitation processes;
- exercise active citizenship, participating in multicultural and multidisciplinary debates on the implementation of integrated urban rehabilitation processes, understood as a public policy directed to the correction of urban imbalances with structural effects, to promote a sustainable development.

Course Coordinator(s)

Adelino Manuel dos Santos Gonçalves

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Nuno Carlos Pedroso de Moura Correia

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The Master degree is obtained in accordance with Decree-Law No 74/2006, of 24 March, in its current wording

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 / Report (30 ECTS).

Access to Further Studies

The Master degree conferred by this course allows access to third cycle studies, limited to the framework of conditions established by each doctoral program.

Study Programme

Reabilitação Urbana Integrada

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Lifelong Learning Master Programme

DGES Code: M978

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 3 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 90.0

Category: Lifelong training second cycle


Call for Applications


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2017-08-02 a 2023-08-01
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior