The two-year Research Master’s in Urban Studies deals with questions surrounding the increasing urbanisation of today’s world. Cities are characterised by economic, social, political and cultural opportunities, but also carry risks of social problems, inequality and security issues. In this programme, you will learn to research and analyse these challenges.
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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.
In this video, the features of a Research Master's programme are explained by a current student, an alumna and an academic staff member.
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.
The programme is specifically designed for excellent students wishing to pursue a career in research.
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%).
|Degree programme||Urban Studies (Research)|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|