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Urban Geography

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
Dutch, English
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime,Parttime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Utrecht

Program 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; 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.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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