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Minor

Urban Studies

The minor Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary field in the Social Sciences. The growing importance of Urban Studies is prompted by the rapid urbanisation world-wide, implying a transition to new social-economic centers and peripheries and the emergence of 'world cities' as main nodes of a global network. Moreover, this large-scale urbanisation urgently requires dealing with polarisation processes, solving sustainability issues and reflecting on the impact of the multisensory experience of the urban environment.

For whom?

Students who are interested in the complex problems of metropolitan development in a globalising world.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Cities and Change
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    6
  • Amsterdam: Sense, Space and Public design (previous name: Perspectives on Amsterdam)
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    6
  • Restricted-choice electives:
    1—2
    4—5
    12
  • Urban planning: Contesting the city
    1—2
    12
  • Placemaking
    1—2
    4—5
    9
  • Urban planning: Building the city
    4—5
    12
  • Urban planning: Moving the city
    4—5
    12
  • Free-choice electives:
    1—3
    6
  • Urban Places and Social Problems
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    6
  • The Identity of the City in Latin America
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    6
  • Capstone: Interdisciplinary Literature Review
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    6
Read more in the Course Catalogue

Related Master's programmes

Depending on which courses you choose in the minor Urban Studies, this minor may serve as a good preparation for some academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to the Research Master's programme in Urban Studies or the Master's programmes in Urban and Regional Planning and Urban Geography (Human Geography). In addition to the programmes mentioned above, our students also apply for admission to various Master's programmes in the field of sustainability at other Dutch universities. Always check the entry requirements of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

  • The minor is open to students who have completed at least 60 EC.
  • With restriction open to students from universities of applied sciences (HBO).

Application

International exchange students are contacted by their programme coordinator regarding enrolment. Students from Dutch universities can enrol the following way:

  • Students from other universities may enrol as a guest student in this minor programme at the UvA.
  • Fill in the application form on the minor page of the digital Course Catalogue.
  • Use your student ID number to register for the course in SIS.
Facts & Figures
Credits 24-30 ECTS, one year
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in September