Master Program


Magister Perencanaan Wilayah dan Kota (MPWK) or Master Programme in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) is established in 1994. The establishment of MURP started off with the idea that planning is tremendously needed in the country and the nation’s development; the urge to take part in providing planning education that could disseminate planning ability and way of thinking to society that could affect future development’s direction decision; and the importance of human resources and planning knowledge to support development in planning studies.

Until 2017, the name of the degree programme was Magister Perencanaan Kota dan Daerah (Master Programme of City and Regional Planning). The name MURP corresponds with the terminology used in the planning community in Indonesia. The main course languages that are used is Indonesian and English.

MURP aims at how to provide problem-solving to current problems as well as better future focusing on spatial planning. Because of its comprehensiveness, MURP relates to other field of studies. The urban and regional planning discusses what can planners do to solve problems using spatial planning and engineering.

Graduate Program Profile and Program Outcome

Magister Perencanaan Wilayah dan Kota – MPWK/MURP (Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning) endeavor to produce graduates that are profiles in:

  1. the thickness of the spatial (aspects);
  2. emphasis on community approach;
  3. the color of problem solving recommendations based on the uniqueness of each planning case;
  4. more oriented to (planning) implementation;
  5. creatively and courageously build - personal view by thinking-out of the box with structures its innovative planning and solutions, and oriented to the leap of progress (futuristic).


Additionally, the Program Outcome of MURP UGM are:

  1. Be able to analyze the positions and roles required by the field of planning knowledge in issues of urban and regional development as well as on the broader context
  2. Be able to formulate and select alternative policy for regional planning and development;
  3. Mastering the application of planning science (spatial planning and urban & regional development) for solving community problems more broadly in the present and future
  4. Able to conduct a good contextual research, for the development of science in urban and regional planning and development as well as for the problem solving the present.
  5. Able to perform actions of empowerment, advocacy and assistance in the planning and decision making process at various levels;
  6. Able to develop ideas and innovations planning knowledge oriented with change, sustainable living and equitable livelihood;
  7. Able to use and develop methods and techniques of planning development in spatial planning;
  8. Applying the supporting sciences needed in the formulation of urban and regional development plans and spatial arrangements, so as to realize the spatial planning policy which hold on with the wisdom of regional development policy as a whole and integrated.
  9. Being able to cooperate effectively in groups to solve planning and development problems in a good and complete spatial planning process;
  10. Able to deliver and communicate the planning ideas effectively and efficiently
  11. Able to choose and utilize information technology systems in planning area with precisely and contextually to support the practice of implementation planning, actuation, evaluation, and control

Program Duration

Graduated student of this program will awards the degree title with Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.URP.) since early 2018; previously Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in the field of Urban and Regional Planning after an academic period of 24 months, comprised of 4 semesters (one semester equals 6 months) and a week-long matriculation (pre - program URP). In the first 2 semesters, lectures and studio will be conducted, while in the last 2 semester the students will write their thesis.


Our curriculum  give wider opportunity for students to develop their specialization. The curriculum designed with flexible method for specialization for program organization based on the specialization from the student interest.  The choices of specialization will be done when the matriculation and interview session for new students. 

The course material encompasses two pillars: theory and analysis and practice. The first pillar will equip the participants of the program with cognitions of planning theory and methodology and substantive theories used in urban and regional planning. This pillar also gives the student capability to do research in planning field for their Thesis. The second pillar will give the program participants with quantitative and qualitative tools used for planning analysis, psychomotor analytical skills, and working knowledge of the social context of urban and regional planning politics in Indonesia, and intensive exercises to put into practice theories, tools and analytical skills to solve realistic planning problems in the field.