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Urban and Economic Geography

Course Description

In this master students are trained to analyze increasing urbanization, growing environmental threats and uneven economic globalization.

Cities and regions throughout the world face challenges that require integrated knowledge of urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, and planning. In this Research Master's programme in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning), students will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow them to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions. Students can specialize in their preferred geographic sub-discipline while maintaining a broader perspective on the functioning of cities and regions, as well as the relevant theories and methods.

Visit the Urban and Economic Geography page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum capacities that are required in prior education concern: a Bacherlor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 1-4). And the foreign equivalents are A-/B+ (USA/Canada) or B/B- (UK)research skills; And knowledge and experience with basic methods and techniques in geographic or social-science research.Please note that no one will be admitted to this programme directly. A decision will always be made on a case-by-case basis to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for admission. Please go to our website for additional information about our admission requirements. View Website

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000

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