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Urban and Economic Geography


Course Description

Researching Diversity in Cities and Regions

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.

Programe Objective

In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalized and urbanized world, and you will learn to translate up-to-date theoretical and methodological developments into empirical research. You will also formulate effective policy recommendations to make cities and regions more viable and sustainable.

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 go to our website for additional information about our admission requirements: View Website

Course Fees

2017-2018 EU/EEA: € 2.006,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.167


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