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Urban and Cultural Geography

Radboud University

Master Postgraduate Nijmegen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Cities are centres of society and are creative as well as conflictual places for divergent communities. We focus on how actors create, perform and experience the urban space and how they use it.
Course description Cities are the vibrant and dynamic focal points of today's society. These diverse agglomerations of people, companies and organisations are both locations for innovation and for conflict. Cities are regarded as creative places as well as conflictual places for divergent communities. In this master specialisation you will study how different actors influence the physical form of cities but also the way in which they present and understand the character and identity of cities and how they make use of the typical urban environment in their daily activities. They create and make cities! In this master specialisation, we focus especially on the different aspects of culture as a motor for urban development. We do so by engaging practically with cities at home and abroad through empirical research. This qualifies you for jobs like city-manager, city marketeer, city planner, integration agent, city-network manager, etc. The Master's in Urban and Cultural Geography is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Human Geography.
Study subjects Cities are the vibrant and dynamic centres of innovation and conflict of our societies. The specialisation on Urban and Cultural Geography acknowledges the relationship between urban settings and urban activities, through vast theoretical framework, fieldwork and practical policy making, as well as an excursion to a European urban hot spot. Some of the core issues include urban life organisation, urban development, city images and cultural diversity. Internships opportunities are provided.
Course objectives The Master's specialisation Urban and Cultural Geography provides an in-depth knowledge on the economic, social, cultural and political settings of cities, how these settings shape urban activities and influence the surrounding space. Theoretical background will be combined with policy making practice, fieldwork and a challenging internship. Prospect professional careers are oriented towards governmental, semi-governmental and business positions in a wide range of city management areas.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, gaming, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, computer modeling, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, design project, working group, group assignment, portfolio, workshop, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, practicum, self study, integration module, project, seminar
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Nijmegen school of Management
Information about the institution Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands.


Admission requirements
  1. In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions: Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university. Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America. Has successfully completed a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America. Has successfully completed a Master's programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).
  2. A Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) from a geography related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, International Relations, Social Sciences, as evaluated by the Examination Board.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Sep 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143n.a.n.a.

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