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Urban Geography


Course Description

The Master's in Urban Geography focuses on the importance of the City from various angles: the dynamics of urban structures, the behaviour of groups, and the problems/perspectives of urban areas.

The Master's programme in Urban Geography examines the concept, reality and significance of the city from a variety of perspectives. It provides you deep insight into the complexity of urban areas, which are focal points of renewal, but also characterisesd by social and economic problems.

This one year taught programme explores such topical issues as:

Design and development of cities and urban areas;
Housing and quality of life in various urban districts;
The segregation and concentration of population groups;
Traffic and transport;
Availability and use of recreational facilities;
Functions of urban public spaces;
Residential environments in relation to criminality, poverty and pollution;
Urban policies.

Half of the programme is devoted to content courses; the other half is spent on research for the final Master's thesis. This period includes a one-week field trip to a foreign city it is also possible to do a brief internship to acquire practical experience. Graduates of the programme find employment in both research and policy fields in a variety of organisations, including government ministries, provincial authorities and local government.

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

Entry Requirements

An admission decision will always be made on case-by-case basis to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for admission.Applicants should preferably hold a Bacheor's degree in a related subject, such as: Social Geography; University College Utrecht with a major in Social Sciences, including the Human Geography track; Social Sciences, Economics, Management or Organisational Sciences that includes a minor in Urban Geography; Arts subject or Law that includes a minor in Urban Geography and courses on Methods and Techniques. In addition, all candidates are required to have a basic level of urban geographical knowledge. See our website for detailed information. View Website

Course Fees

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


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