Urban Geography

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.29k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 18.2k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:645 Duration:12 months

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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; and 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.

Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is optional.




This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


Specialities:
Urban Daily Life - Cultures, consumption and mobilities:

Who participates in these activities and which transport and communication modes do they use? What are their experiences? What are the implications of flows of people, products, money and information for the development of public places and cities? These and other questions will be based on the central idea that activities, mobilities and experiences are contextualized. The built environment as well as the presence of people, mobile objects (e.g. transport and communication modes) and natural conditions (e.g. day and night and weather) have a meaning for performing activities and mobilities. These contexts are not fixed but dynamic in nature. Moreover, people's practices construct urban places and spaces which, in turn, contextualise their activities and mobilities.

Living in the City - Migration, Mobility and Neighbourhoods :

Processes of (international, interregional and intra-urban) residential relocation affect the social ecology of the city and vice versa. Migration and residential mobility do not only change the population structure across the city, but residential turnover also implicates the social networks and processes of social cohesion and identification in neighbourhoods. Neighbourhood change in its turn has pervasive effects on the life and residential mobility of the inhabitants. Students learn to unravel these interactions between the changing physical, economic and social structure of the city and the relocation behaviour of city residents.

Additional language requirements: * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1 * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1 * IELTS overall band: 6.5 * IELTS writing: 6 * TOEFL paper based: 580 * TOEFL computer based: 237 * TOEFL internet based: 93 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 93

Scholarship: No

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands


Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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