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Urban and Economic Geography

Universiteit Utrecht

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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.

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.

1st year

The first year comprises eight courses, of which 6 are compulsory and 2 are elective courses.

characteristics

Urban and Economic Geography is the largest Master's programme in this field of study in the Netherlands, and our programme welcomes a significant share of international students every year. The programme trains students in fundamental and strategic research in fields that are relevant for future academic and professional careers. This programme is unique in the Netherlands and worldwide for its research orientation, educational approach, international focus and flexibility

curriculum

The first year comprises eight courses. The second year of the programme consists of a study period abroad, a Master's thesis research project, a scientific paper, and a course focusing on the orientation of an academic or professional career and reflections on personal development. The programme offers considerable scope to design one's own personal Master's plan, matching specific interests and competences.

job perspective

As a graduate, students will be eligible for PhD research or senior research and other positions in organizations such as government ministries, regional and local authorities, urban and country planning consultancies, and private research institutes. Many of our recent graduates find jobs in companies (31%), while the second largest group of our graduates choose an academic career by entering a PhD programme in the Netherlands or abroad (26%), or by starting research-teaching activities at a university (10%). A few of our students found employment with non-academic research institutions (18%).

objectives

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

1st year

The first year comprises eight courses, of which 6 are compulsory and 2 are elective courses.

characteristics

Urban and Economic Geography is the largest Master's programme in this field of study in the Netherlands, and our programme welcomes a significant share of international students every year. The programme trains students in fundamental and strategic research in fields that are relevant for future academic and professional careers. This programme is unique in the Netherlands and worldwide for its research orientation, educational approach, international focus and flexibility

curriculum

The first year comprises eight courses. The second year of the programme consists of a study period abroad, a Master's thesis research project, a scientific paper, and a course focusing on the orientation of an academic or professional career and reflections on personal development. The programme offers considerable scope to design one's own personal Master's plan, matching specific interests and competences.

job perspective

As a graduate, students will be eligible for PhD research or senior research and other positions in organizations such as government ministries, regional and local authorities, urban and country planning consultancies, and private research institutes. Many of our recent graduates find jobs in companies (31%), while the second largest group of our graduates choose an academic career by entering a PhD programme in the Netherlands or abroad (26%), or by starting research-teaching activities at a university (10%). A few of our students found employment with non-academic research institutions (18%).

objectives

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

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120