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Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning

University of Groningen

Bachelor Undergraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Are you interested in the world around you? Are you fascinated by maps? Do you dare to ask critical questions about the world that you are living in?
Course description Do you believe you can help to further develop our world into a sustainable society? Then Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning (in Dutch: Sociale Geografie en Planologie) may be the right choice for you.Why is unemployment higher in some regions than others? What are the social and economic consequences in depopulating areas? How do you deal with different institutions to plan and build new residential areas? Human geographers investigate society in a spatial context. Our students learn to focus on spatial differences because social phenomena happen in specific places, at specific times and with specific impacts. The bachelor degree programme consist of four learning tracks; 'Spatial Design'. 'Spatial Planning', 'Water, infrastructure and Environment' and 'Research'. In the first year you will be introduced to all themes within the fields of Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning. In the second year, the programme continues to deepen your knowledge and improve your skills. In the third year you are allowed to partly fill in your own programme. You can follow courses provided by our faculty but you can also take a Minor or do an internship in a related field. There a
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research project, excursion, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, individual assignment, practicum, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department faculty of Spatial Sciences
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Only for international students: * Comparable to IELTS International English Language Testing System (Academic version) 6.0 (TOEFL: iBT 80), with minimum scores: * Listening 5.5 (TOEFL: 15) * Reading 6.0 (TOEFL: 18) * Writing 6.0 (TOEFL: 20) * Speaking 6.0 (TOEFL: 20) * See https://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/faq-admissions-procedure?tcid=bureau_32_2178_2279 for corresponding certified test scores. * Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.
  2. Students should have a Dutch VWO diploma with Mathematics C, if not students should have an HBO diploma with English on a VWO level or international degree equivalent to a Dutch pre-university (vwo) degree with Mathematics C. See more information here about the equivalents: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/entry-requirements/vwo-equivalent-qualifications
  3. Students should have a Dutch VWO diploma with Mathematics C and English, if not students should have an international degree equivalent to a Dutch pre-university (VWO) degree. See more information here: httpd://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/entry-requirements/vwo-equivalent-qualifications Please contact the Admissions Office when you have questions (admission@rug.nl).
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 80
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 May 2019 1 May 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 8900€ 8450

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Saskia Enuma

Study Advisor

study.advice.fss@rug.nl

Contact information for the institution

Onderwijsvoorlichting

study info

studiekiezers@rug.nl

Telephone number +31 (0) 50 36 33906
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