This two-week online course will introduce participants to the field of Urban Studies through a series of 6 lectures on key topics in the multidisciplinary study of cities, combined with video tours, live seminars, readings and assignments from a team of experts. Participants can choose to follow the full course for credits, or audit the course and watch the lecture series on their own time. Please see the section ‘auditors’ on this page for more information regarding this exciting new option!
Participants can join this programme in one of two ways:
|Mode of instruction:||Online (2 weeks)|
|Academic dates:||Monday 18 January - Friday 29 January 2021|
|Full course fee (for-credit participants)||€750 read more about what is included|
|Auditor fee (lecture series access only)||€200 for acces, €300 for access and certificate of participation (and associated/small mandatory assignments). Read more about what is included in the auditor information section below!|
|Credits:||4 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer|
|Winter course admission deadline:||15 December 2020 is the final date to apply. Admissions for this course are processed throughout the year on a rolling basis|
|Who is this programme for?||For current university students (Bachelor, Master) and professionals from any discipline. A general interest in urban studies from a variety of perspectives is essential for both students and auditors alike.|
Cities and city life are in constant flux, undergoing transformations through local, regional, national and global pressures and developments. With the majority of the world’s population living in urban areas and many people calling these places home, 'the urban' forms an extremely important unit of analysis. Today, approximately 55% of the world’s population lives in Urban areas and the United Nations have projected that this will go up to 68% by 2050.
This means that many of societies’ current and future challenges are inseperable from the urban context. Understanding the cities and urban environments of the present and how we experience, produce, and plan them, provide key insights into the cities of the future. The study of urban environments from different disciplines and working towards innovative, sustainable, and just cities, is therefore more important than ever.
This programme will (tentatively) include the following topics:
Students will dive-into these topics through a series of (pre-recorded) expert lectures and city ‘tours’, live seminars, discussions, assignments and readings.
More information on the Academic Director for this programme will be announced shortly.
Participants who are interested in learning more about the topics in this programme but do not want to participate in the full for-credit course can choose to take the programme as an auditor.
Included in the auditors fees are access to:
There are two ways to register for the course as an auditor: Please indicate which of the following options you would like to sign up for in the application link on the How to apply page.
|Option 1: Auditor without Certificate||
Option 1 includes all of the above-mentioned materials. Fee: €200
|Option 2: Auditor with Certificate||Option 2 includes all of the above-mentioned materials, as well as the opportunity to receive a certificate for following the course. In order to receive the certificate, you will need to complete short assignments related to the lectures that are graded on a pass/fail basis. Fee: €300|
Auditors do not participate in the seminar discussions that are part of the full for-credit course. If you are interested in participating in the discussions, receiving feedabck on assignments, and going into more depth, we recommend you apply to take the full cours.
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|Studielast||4 EC, 2 weken|