Introducing the UNIC MSc Redesigning the Post-Industrial City (RePIC)


Most of the world’s population lives in urban areas which challenges us to rethink more sustainable urban futures and, as the European Commission notes, to shape resilient societies and economies. To this end, the alliance of the European University of Post­-Industrial Cities (UNIC) has collaborated to create a unique interdisciplinary joint-Masters programme Redesigning the Post-Industrial City (RePIC).

This exciting and unique two-year, English-taught and research focused Master’s programme wants to build a vibrant knowledge and innovation community committed to the rethinking of more sustainable urban futures. It will foster transformative modes of teaching, research, and learning – responding to the specific challenges and characteristics of post-industrial cities and their increasingly super-diverse populations.

The course offers several mobility options. RePIC students start together in the first semester at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany and participate in a “City Lab” activity at University College Cork in Ireland. In the second Semester, you will decide on one of four tracks – where each track is jointly delivered by two UNIC partners.

Track Options
Urban Transformations and Resilience (University College Cork/University of Liège)
Diversity and Social Justice (Koç University/Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Urban Analysis: Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities (Ruhr University Bochum/University of Oulu)
Governance of Post-Industrial Cities (University of Zagreb/University of Deusto)

In the third semester you can decide on in-depth studies or practical training in a profession or in research at any of the seven partner universities. In the fourth and final semester, and considering the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, you can choose among three forms of dissertation/thesis: a traditional dissertation, or research manuscript aiming at publication, or a practical project accompanied by documentation.

To view the program details and express your interest visit or email the program coordination team at

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