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The Research Master's in Urban Studies combines the disciplines of urban geography, economic geography, urban and regional planning, and urban sociology to provide a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to studying urban change, as well as the opportunities and challenges this produces. You will learn about contemporary urban phenomena and will be trained in a variety of research methodologies and techniques to understand these from a critical perspective.
Lecturers in the Research Master's in Urban Studies are based in the departments of human geography, palnning and sociology. They are strongly affiliated with UvA's Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), which is one of the most prestigious institutes of its kind.
In this video, the features of a Research Master's programme are explained by a current student, an alumna and an academic staff member.
The programme is specifically designed for excellent students wishing to pursue a career in research.
Is Urban Studies for you?
- Are you a research-oriented student with an interest in “the urban”?
- Are you in support of a multidisciplinary approach and think beyond your own disciplinary background?
- Have you performed above average in your Bachelor’s programme?
Then RMSc Urban Studies is something for you.
Our students come from various disciplines, mainly in social sciences, and originate from the Netherlands as well as beyond (50%).