About the MSc in Urban Science, Policy and Planning

The Master of Science in Urban Science, Policy and Planning (MUSPP) is a 12-month intensive programme featuring an integrated and multi-disciplinary curriculum aimed at training the next generation of urban researchers and practitioners grounded in urban theory, skilled in urban analytics, and trained in urban planning and policy thinking.

The MUSPP programme responds to the call of the 21st Century. Digital technology plays an influential role in shaping our urban futures. Planning urban futures require experts to not only have digital technology knowledge and skills, but also a good grasp of the multi-dimensional dynamics and interdependencies among systems at work, which make urban areas deeply complex and thus, challenging to manage. Through the programme, students learn to apply appropriate research methods to understand urban phenomena, critically analyze and evaluate issues, and create robust planning and policy interventions.

Singapore is often regarded as a global leader in urban planning and development, and has inspired scholars and practitioners the world over with its quick and structured ascent to become a modern and well-run city. Now, as society evolves, and as technological and other advances exert their influence on urban development, Singapore is once again faced with the opportunity to leverage its considerable experience in urban governance and technological and engineering expertise to continue to lead in urban science and policy for the coming century.

Studying at the Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth autonomous university and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum.

SUTD was established to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs and create a better world by design.

The university is located in the Upper Changi area of Singapore, and is well connected to the city via public transport. The unique campus was designed to encourage interaction and collaboration, and boasts world class facilities such as the FabLab and the International Design Centre to design, prototype and test innovative urban solutions in the real world.