- What is Urban Studies?
The subject of urban studies involves interdisciplinary studies of urban areas content, form, planning and development. Urban Studies at Malmö University offers the theoretical and academic perspectives on the developments in cities and the environmental changes that surrounds us.
- What will I learn?
You will learn about cities both as stable and slow-changing structures of buildings, streets, cables and pipelines, and as dynamically crossing flows of people and goods. You will also learn about urban visions, programmes and plans and the various processes and projects that shape them. In addition, you will learn that the city is largely expressed through its everyday life and through the unplanned and spontaneous actions that contribute to its atmosphere and attraction. Theoretical studies are combined with independent case studies about complex urban phenomena. The case studies are organised with agencies, organisations and companies. You will have plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in case studies dealing with urban situations and problems. The education takes place in the midst of the Öresund region, which offers an abundance of examples and issues reflecting global urban development.
- The necessity of Urban Studies
Understanding contemporary urban development, planning and management strategies requires a broad and advanced expertise in social and spatial processes. Working with urban development has increasingly come to require understanding forms of mobility and shifts over time, a perspective quite different from viewing the city as a static physical entity. Projects that consciously deal with time, experiments and development processes question results of planning in the form of specific products and thus leave more space for spontaneity and for initiated processes. Participatory processes involving wider and alternate groups in society open up possibilities for deepening democracy and increasing equality, not least by making use of everyday users' experience. The programme emphasises boundary-crossing work methods, answering to the need for intersectorial and interdisciplinary competence in the field of urban studies.
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Urban Studies: The Field of Urban Studies
Urban Studies: The Urban Question
Urban Studies: Catching Urbanity
Urban Studies: Making Urban Studies
- Community Work in Urban Transformation
- Research Internship
- Project and Process Management for Sustainable Urban Development
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesSustainable Development View 43 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits.
- The equivalent of English B/ English 6 in Swedish secondary school.
- Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from submitted three-part supporting document.
International8663 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17326 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Full tuition fee: 180.000 SEK
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