Faculty of Architecture

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Urban Strategies (MUS)

ยุทธศาสตร์เมือง

Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

2

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • Arch CU is One of Southeast Asia’s Leading Architectural Schools
  • Top-Notch Instructors from around the World
  • Student-Centric and Interactive Education
  • Bangkok – A Unique Perspective

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 4441
cuurp.mus@chula.ac.th

Overview

The Master of Science in Urban Strategies or MUS is a one-year, interdisciplinary master’s degree program offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (CUURP) Chulalongkorn University. We welcome students from around the world with any academic and professional background who are interested in urban issues and are searching for potential solutions. Our program combines interactive lectures and studio-based classrooms where students are encouraged to share, demonstrate, and compare concepts and ideas using real cases in Thailand and beyond. Students will have opportunities to work with our faculty and local professionals in research, consultancy, and advocacy projects.

MUS focuses on cultivating fundamental knowledge about contemporary urban transformation and building necessary skills for the development and implementation of urban projects.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

Arch CU is One of Southeast Asia’s Leading Architectural Schools

Widely regarded as one of the best architectural schools in Southeast Asia, Chulalongkorn’s Faculty of Architecture (Arch CU) produces graduates with architectural knowledge that meets universal standards, have a cultural identity, social responsibility, and professional ethics.  As Thailand’s longest established school of architecture (founded in 1930), Arch CU has produced more than 5,000 graduates serving the public sectors and private enterprises both at local and international levels. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, and experience architectural concepts and designs. They are exposed to a variety of teaching methods, under suitable environments, and prepared to become practitioners with intellect and vision. Graduates are trained to adapt and integrate the theoretical and practical know-how, be ready to professionally address ongoing challenges faced by architects today, and prepare for the changes of tomorrow.

2

Top-Notch Instructors from around the World

Our faculty members are graduates of leading international schools, including The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, The University of Tokyo, Cornell University, University of Canberra, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris, and many more. Also, students will have many opportunities for international engagement and collaboration through a series of workshops, seminars, and international guest lecturers.

3

Student-Centric and Interactive Education

We thrive to provide a student-centric and interactive education, where lectures go hand in hand with studio-based classrooms and real-life implications. The learning processes are facilitated by our faculty members who have extensive experience in teaching, research, consultancy, and advocacy in Thailand and abroad. The studios are based on real cases in Bangkok and other cities in Thailand to provide opportunities for further in-depth investigation.

4

Bangkok – A Unique Perspective

Studying urban issues and strategies in Bangkok offers a unique learning experience with the city as a living laboratory for contemporary urban issues and solutions. From transit-oriented development projects and flood management efforts to community-based housing development and formalization of informal activities, students will gain insights into how social, economic, and political institutions that contribute to everyday urban transformations. Bangkok is also a regional hub for many international development agencies which are key connectors of students’ local experiences to the larger global applications.

Career Opportunities

Our master’s degree graduates in urban strategies can work in the public, education, private sectors, and NGOs in positions like urban strategies specialists, architects, urban planners, professors, researchers, entrepreneurs, etc.

Admission

The program welcomes up to 30 students from around the world with any academic discipline and professional background who are interested in urban issues and potential solutions. If you can communicate in English and hold a bachelor’s degree or is about to graduate from your bachelor program within 3 months, you are eligible to apply.

Application Rounds

We recommend that you apply within R1 or R2 so that you can be eligible to apply for the Scholarships for International Graduate Students.

  • R1: 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2020
  • R2: 1 Apr – 10 May 2020
  • R3: 11 May – 31 May 2020

For details, follow our application guidelines to figure out the application procedure and required documents you will need.

Contact

M.Sc. in Urban Strategies (International Program)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning,

Faculty of Architecture

Chulalongkorn University

10th Floor

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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