Programme and Application


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.

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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

Portfolio with up to 25 pages in a A3 landscape format

Portfolio form

Online Application

Through RWTHonline

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates an Deadlines


Responsible Faculty

Faculty of Architecture






Get key information around the programme

Curriculum Framework

Download the programme framework for winter semester starters

Download the programme framework for summer semester starters

Module Guide

Check out the programme module guide