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Urban and Regional Planning

University of Amsterdam

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The Urban and Regional Planning programme offers you a thorough understanding of advanced theories and methodologies of urban and regional planning, with a focus on urban and metropolitan areas.
Course description New conditions of the network society and relational geography have rapidly influenced urban and regional development. The Master's programme in Urban and Regional Planning offers you a broad training in urban and regional planning, with a focus on strategic planning, climate proof cities, mobility in transformative spaces as well as urban planning and property-led development. During the programme, you will focus on innovative forms of planning aimed at solving problems of collective action in metropolitan areas. The Urban and Regional Planning programme offers you a thorough understanding of advanced theories and methodologies of urban and regional planning, with a focus on urban and metropolitan areas. Core elements are drafting spatial plans, policies and projects (spatial interventions), understanding actor constellations, knowing the institutional conditions of spatial interventions and the international comparison of spatial planning traditions and metropolitan governance.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes research, tutorial, working group, self study, project
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and p

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of planning studies of (the equivalent of) at least 30 ECTS earned during previous studies.
  2. Applicants should have a solid basis in both qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methodology reflected by the completion of (the equivalent of) at least 20 ECTS during previous study. Experience with the following research methods skills is required: * Construct a solid research design * Understand advantages and disadvantages of different research methods and a mixed methods approach * Develop and carry out a (simple) survey * Interpret the results of a survey with a statistical package * Be able to do statistical analysis, preferably with SPSS or a similar software programme * Conduct an interview * Analyse the results of an interview Promising candidates with slightly less than 20 ECTS of social sciences research methodology may be admitted provided that they complete an intensive research methodology module (in the four weeks prior to the Master's programme) offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Please note that this is up to the admissions committee to decide.
  3. All non­native speakers of English (Dutch students exempted) applying to one of the English taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English. Applicants who are nationals of or who have obtained their Bachelor's degree in countries other than the Netherlands, the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand are required to submit an English test score that meets specific requirements. Inability to do so will disqualify you from enrollment.
  4. The Master's programme in Urban and Regional Planning seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) related to planning studies (planologie), or related to the field of social sciences such as sociology, cultural anthropology and sociology, political sciences, economics, law, public administration, and beta gamma and/or future planet studies (provided it includes the major planning).
  5. All applicants are required to submit a statement of motivation.
  6. All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of each higher education institute attended, listing all courses and examinations already completed and currently enrolled in, and grades and credits obtained.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS listening 6.5
IELTS overall band 7
IELTS reading 6.5
IELTS speaking 6.5
IELTS writing 6.5
TOEFL internet based 95
TOEFL paper based 600
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Mar 2020 1 Mar 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Mar 2021 1 Mar 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

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.

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Education Desk Social Sciences

edss@uva.nl

Contact information for the institution
Telephone number +31 20 525 3777
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