Programm und Anmeldung


The European Masters programme TRANSFORMING CITY REGIONS is structured in 4 semesters, with the last semester being dedicated to the Master thesis. During the first 3 semesters, half of the ECTS CP are available through integrated projects dealing with the complex urban problem which ranges from a smaller to a greater scale, and the remaining ECTS CP are available through core courses, optional courses, research modules, field trips/impromptu courses and transit courses.

The curriculum of the TCR programme is structured in the following way:

  • 8 modules of the core courses,
  • 3 modules of the integrated projects,
  • 1 research module,
  • 1 module of elective courses which consists of compulsory field trip and two elective impromptu courses,
  • 1 module of the optional courses,
  • 1 transit module,
  • 1 module of the Master thesis.

Core courses can be structured in a condensed manner or with a duration of one or two semesters.

  Curriculum Framework © städtebau Click on image for full view

Basic Information

Denomination of the programme

Master of Science in Transforming City Regions (TCR)

Awarded degree


Start of Studies

Winter semester

Standard Period of Studies

4 semesters

ECTS Credit Points




Admission Requirements


1st university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations (PO).

Proficiency in English according to PO

RWTH's Comprehensive Examination Regulation

Admission requirements: Portfolio

The portfolio complements the module description and should demonstrate your experience in spatial-related fields.  The format is free, but you are encouraged to be creative in how you present and communicate the content. It may also include a CV and a personal statement of motivation. The only restriction is that it should not exceed 20 pages.

The portfolio must be submitted via the RWTH Online portal in the space provided (TCR Portfolio) and must not exceed 5 MB in size.

Please note that no documents will be accepted by e-mail and that it is not necessary to send a hard copy by post.


Online Application

Through RWTHonline

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates an Deadlines


Responsible Faculty

Faculty of Architecture





Examination Regulations

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in  RWTH's Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.


Get key information around the programme

Curriculum Framework

Download the programme framework for winter semester starters

Module Guide

Check out the programme module guide