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Minor

Urban and Regional Planning (Planologie)

The Urban and Regional Planning minor focuses on people, their environment and spatial issues emerging from their interaction. Space is a finite resource and we need to use it carefully, particularly in the Netherlands. An urban or regional planner considers the future use of space and concentrates primarily on the built environment. Societal changes constantly require spatial modifications. Planners work to ensure that spatial changes are implemented as effectively as possible.

For whom?

Students interested in decision-making and policy on current issues such as:

  • accessibility in cities
  • designing effectively at a regional level
  • deciding for whom to build houses
  • improving deprived neighbourhoods
  • conserving nature

This minor is set up as a dual-language programme, which means that Dutch language students can decide to take some of the tutorials in Dutch and are allowed to write in Dutch. However, it is possible that if too few Dutch language students register for courses the Dutch language tutorials are canceled and all teaching is in English.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Spatial Interventions
    1—2
    12
  • Restricted-choice electives: Thematic Urban Planning electives:
    1—6
    18
  • Migration & Population Dynamics
    1—2
    12
  • Urban planning: Contesting the city
    1—2
    12
  • Literature Study
    1—6
    6
  • Spatial Implications of Environmental Change
    4—5
    12
  • Urban planning: Building the city
    4—5
    12
  • Urban planning: Moving the city
    4—5
    12
Read more in the Course Catalogue

Related Master's programmes

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to the Master's programmes in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Geography (Human Geography) and the Research Master's programme in Urban Studies. Always check the entry requirements of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates are required to have completed at least the first year of an academic bachelor, or the first two years of an HBO bachelor successfully.

Application

  • Students can register for the minor by completing the webform in the Course Catalogue.
  • Students from other universities must first enrol as a minor student of the UvA on http://www.studielink.nl.

 

Facts & Figures
Credits 30 or 36 ECTS, one year
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in September