Master International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture

- Spain

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10 Months

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The need for qualified professionals who can develop projects and manage urban planning processes in developing countries is clear. We can find the highest urbanisation ratios in the world in these countries, and it is here where international cooperation is most necessary.

If we add to this the impact of an earthquake, a tsunami or a war, the situation is critical and intervention is required in architecture and urban planning areas, in order to know how to develop a plan for temporary development and settlements. This involves fast construction processes that are efficient under extreme conditions, managing the existing resources, and providing solutions that can be implemented in these types of situations in which work must unfortunately be carried out under pressure of various types.

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The purpose of the Masters degree is to tackle these situations and prepare future architects and professionals to deal with regional planning and emergency construction projects, i.e., professionals who can arrive at these non-places and use specific tools to apply the appropriate strategies in order to help develop communities affected by extreme poverty or human and natural catastrophes.

Therefore, the aim is to establish the strategies and criteria for taking action in the area of urban planning, developing neighbourhoods and implementing architectural projects, while bearing in mind energy-saving systems and sustainability criteria in all areas related to the material and also the local cultures.

This Masters degree is part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS European cooperation programme, considered to be one of the most prestigious programmes in the world. The MUNDUS URBANO programme brings together the following universities: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Université Pierre-Mendès-France Grenoble and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, for the development of a joint European Masters degree.

Total price: € 9.570,00


  • 480€ – Enrolment fee
  • 60 credits x 151,50€/cr
  • Field trip costs
Credits (ECTS)
Duration full-time
10 months
Erasmus Mundus

Course Content

Academic structure

The course is divided into three different parts:


The first term is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the basic facts behind the three phases of cooperation: emergency cooperation (humanitarian aid), development cooperation and fourth-world cooperation (local action), in terms of urban planning and architecture based on criteria of sustainability and environmental protection.


The most practical part of the course will take place during the FIELD TRIP & INTERNSHIP.


A dissertation will be prepared in Term 3.


Required documentation

* Submit the following documents to the Information and Admissions Service:

  • Original certified photocopy of university degree
  • Original certified photocopy of the academic certificate with the candidate’s grades of completed university degrees
  • Certificate issued by home university stating that the degree entitles the candidate to pursue postgraduate studies in the country where it was issued
  • Two passport photographs
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Updated CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Certified photocopy of other university degrees, including postgraduate degrees
  • If the language of the documents is not Spanish, the candidate must submit an original certified translation into Spanish of the university degree and academic certificate
  • English proficiency certificate or evidence of language skills
  • Proposal for a business idea or research proposal (2 pages)
Access routes

  • Official Masters candidates must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree awarded by a foreign university recognised by the European Higher Education Area, which, in the country in which it was bestowed, can be used to access postgraduate courses.
  • Those candidates who have gained degrees in systems outside of the European Higher Education Area do not need to have their degrees officially approved in order to apply, pending prior confirmation from the University, of their equivalence to the corresponding Spanish degrees, and of their accreditation in the country in which they were awarded.
  • Under no circumstances will this access route involve the official approval of the candidates degree, nor its recognition or significance in any pursuits or endeavours outside of the Masters programme.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

* Personal interview, if necessary

GLD Education’s membership services

Before Traveling:

  • Assessment Center: We will analyze your profile to make sure we can match you to the right opportunity.
  • Two Account Managers: You will be assigned two account managers, one from our study abroad experts team and the other one is from our Global Leaders Membership team in the hosting country. Both account managers will be responsible to manage your application and make sure everything is in place.
  • Access our exclusive discounts: During the application process, you will need to work on translating several documents, passing a language test (IELTS or TOEFL) or even preparing for the language of instruction by taking an intensive course. Through our membership you will receive exclusive discounts to all our services, thanks to our partners.

Once you get accepted

  • Journey Preparation Your international account manager will be there to help you understand more about the country’s culture, its educational system, its living expenses and conditions and make sure that everything will go smoothly with the visa processes.

Scholarship hunting

  • Our account manager will be helping you to get any funding opportunity, we offer support in different dimensions to make sure we can offer you a financial support through:
  • Guidance to obtain a scholarship from the university.
  • Access to crowd funding platforms.
  • Access to our fund networks, which include different corporate funds.

Finding accommodation and booking your flight

  • With our local and global partners, we will get you punch of discounts for your accommodation and services you will use, we know how to help you travel with the minimum cost.

Arriving at your new adventure destination

  • We know how hard it could be for the day of arriving but don’t worry as your Global Leaders Membership team member will be waiting for you at the airport.
  • Your GLMer will provide support to help you settle in perfectly in your new journey and get access to student networks.
  • Now, you have the chance to join our ambassador (GLM) program and get paid while living this life-changing experience.

About to finish your degree

  • In GLD Education we are working with a bunch of big companies and organizations across the world, once you finish your experience, we will help you find the next step in your development.

We believe in the power of international education, so we strive to make it accessible for more young people across the world, joining our network means you are a step closer to achieving this dream.


€9990 (EU Students)


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Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya offers you a highly personalised university education with a strong vocational element. This high level of personalised treatment is achieved by ensuring that there is: no more than one group per course; a maximum of 80 students per lecture, and one university professor assigned to every eleven students.

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