Urban Sociology and Environmental psychology are interdisciplinary fields focused on the sociological study of life and human interaction in metropolitan areas and the interplay between individuals and their surroundings as well as the role of cities in the development of the society as whole.This module introduces the students to the major theoretical formulations and models in the area of environmental psychology related to people and places, such as privacy, personal space, place attachment and environmental restoration such as place identity, place attachment, environmental consciousness, behavior settings and others. Also the course explores new urban theory, as well as the evolution of cities including suburbanization, race relations, gentrification, street life, sustainability (economic, social and environmental), redevelopment, urban politics, and key international comparisons. Readings in the course focus on theory, specific cities, and environmental concerns. Course will also address issues such as effects of the economic crisis on housing markets, democracy on public policy, and questions of social status, gender, lifestyles, and culture on urban development. Relationships between the physical environment, natural and human-made, and the behavior of human beings will be studied in-depth; focus is on perceptual, cognitive, and motivational aspects of the human-environmental interaction. Specific physical settings will be studied from the behavioral aspects in relation to issues of spatial determinism.
Ax:son Johnson Foundation KTH Scholarships
Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s Programme in Urbanism Studies offers one competitive - nominative fellowship and two scholarship tuition waivers to support students’ academic pursuits. Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.The Programme Director and a representative of the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, as well as Director of Studies, will review the applications and select the fellowship recipient and two scholarship tuition waiver holders in late spring 2015. Applicants will be notified whether they have been offered the fellowship/scholarships award by post.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.
Applications need to include three things: letter of intent describing why she/he should be awarded a fellowship/scholarship transcript of grades and copy of the respective candidates’ university diploma/degree one academic letter of recommendation/supportAll these documents should be sent directly to the Programme Director at:KTH – Royal Institute of Technology Att: Dr. Tigran Haas, Director Graduate Studies in Urbanism School of Architecture and the Built Environment Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Plan 1 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
External scholarships and grants at KTH
Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial support are available from the following organisations and programmes. For information regarding eligibility, application processes and deadlines, we advise applicants to visit the individual websites and use the contact information found there. There is a non-exhaustive selection of the major funding opportunities available in different countries, but we also recommend applicants to look into the possibility of obtaining financial support from other organisations.
There are approximately 30 KTH Scholarships available and the award process is based on academic excellence. Receivers of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Additional funding, for example living costs, is not included in the waiver.To be eligible to apply you must be required to pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master's programme at KTH as first priority. Students with a conditional eligibility are eligible to apply for a scholarship. KTH Scholarships are not available for applicants to Erasmus Mundus and EIT Master's programmes.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The selection process will be undertaken in parallel with the selection process for admission to the programme. The scholarship will primarily be granted on the basis of academic excellence. Only applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements of the programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship. After the applicants has been assessed in accordance to the individual programme's selection process an over all assessment of all recommended applicants for KTH Scholarships will be made based on the following criteria: The applicants grades (GPA or equivalent) The University where the applicants Bachelor's degree was awarded The selection process and the recommendation of the Director of the applied Master's programme
The application opens 1 December 2015 and closes 15 January 2016. When the application is open a link to the online application form will be published here.
This course is part of the International Master of Science Program in Urbanism Studies, 60 credits at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology and can only be taken as part of that program, i.e. one has to apply for the full One Year Program at KTH. Three years of studies in city urban planning, architecture, town planning, urban design or landscape architecture. This course is not open to international exchange students.
Recipient: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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