Fakultät für Architektur und Bauingenieurwesen

M.Sc. Cycling Futures

The Chair of Bicycle Traffic at the Bergische University Wuppertal is developing a new M.Sc. Cycling Futures study programme in partnership with the University of Amsterdam and Lund University. This joint master's programme aims to teach talented students from around the world the concepts of sustainable transport and mobility, while exposing them to different cities, cultures, and expertise. Through this approach, students will become experts capable of thinking laterally and create the cycling cities of tomorrow.

This programme is in the early stages of development and the first intake of students is planned for Winter Semester 2024. Scroll down for more information.

Integrated Curriculum

The interdisciplinary master’s degree programme will offer an integrated curriculum of courses with students spending one semester at each partner institution focusing on the following themes: Rethinking (UvA), Designing (BUW), and Managing (LU) Cycling Futures.

The first semester will be in Amsterdam where students will be exposed to the complexity of cycling, acquire basic knowledge about urban planning and research methodologies, and learn how to develop and promote disruptive ideas for sustainable active mobility. To learn how to transfer these ideas to specific designs and plans, students will move to Wuppertal in the second semester where they will be taught state-of-the-arts tools for network and infrastructure design and evaluation as well as various approaches to design changes in the infrastructure to promote a radical shift toward cycling. Learning to sustain goals for the cycling cities of tomorrow, students move to Lund in the third semester to gain skills and knowledge about managing traffic safety by studying in theory and practice how Vision Zero can be achieved. The final semester will involve accompanying online coursework covering overarching topics to communicate the wider picture of cycling, helping our students to write master's theses that bring together different concepts for rethinking, designing and managing transformative cycling futures.

The primary lanague of instruction will be English. Students will also receive opportunities to learn the three local languages to help them become better immersed in each academic and cultural setting.

Interested in more information?

This page will be updated to include new information as the program details and application procedures are finalised.

  • Are you a prospective student interested in learning more about the degree and how to apply?
  • Are you interested in being kept informed about the programme’s development, activities and events in the future?

Please sign-up for our mailing list here to receive occasional updates about the programme and information about how to apply. 

If you have a question or would like to get in touch, please contact Cat Silva (silva[at]uni-wuppertal.de), the programme manager at BUW.

(Note: We are not able to answer specific questions related to application procedures or degree requirements at this time. All such information will be communicated via the mailing list when it is available.)


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