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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.22k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 Tháng tư 2017

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    Studying the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city.

    Cities are the vibrant and dynamic focal points of today’s society. The specific cultural and social context of city life as well as their unique morphology and materiality make cities special places. In modern metropolis the interference of different urban groups is unavoidable as they all claim and identify the same urban space. This can lead to conflicts but can also be the source of social mobility, innovation and cultural creativity.

    What is the relationship between the urban setting and urban activities? In the Master’s specialisation in Urban and Cultural Geography you’ll 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. Together residents, commuters, tourists, businesses and municipalities create and make cities.

    The Master’s specialisation in Urban and Cultural Geography is taught the Nijmegen School of Management. It has a course load of 60 EC* (one-year). All the courses are 6 EC and the Master’s thesis is 24 EC. The structure is as follows:

    Semester 1

    • Urban and Cultural Geography (6 EC)
    • Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space (6 EC)
    • Preparing Master’s thesis (6 EC)
    • Elective course(s) (12 EC)

    Semester 2

    • Economy, Space and Culture in Nijmegen (6 EC)
    • Master’s thesis and Internship (24 EC)

    Elective courses

    You’re free to choose courses that add up to at least 12 EC and meet your interests as long as they, in some way, can be linked to this specialisation and are taught at Master’s level. You can choose courses within Human Geography that are compulsory for other specialisations or from other related Master’s programmes. You could for example take one of the following courses:

    • Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space (Geography)
    • Globalising Cities and Hinterland (specialisation: Globalisation, Migration and Development)
    • Tourism (Creative Industries)
    • Space, Place and Society (Wageningen UR)
    • Metropolitan Governance and Spatial Planning (University of Amsterdam)
    • Social Challenges for the City in a Globalising World (University of Amsterdam)
    • Culturele Diversiteit (Utrecht University)
    • Social challenges for the city in a globalizing world (University of Amsterdam)
    • Leisure and Space in the Information Society (Tilburg University)
    • Thema: Cultuur, maatschappij en geschiedenis (Tilburg University)
    • Cities and Neighbourhoods (Utrecht University)
    • Representeren van plaatsen; beelden en teksten (University of Groningen)
    • Making Places (University of Groningen)
    • Culture, Conflict and the City (Manchester)
    • Popular Urban Cultures (Manchester)
    • Urban Interventions (Helsinki)
    • Urban Social Geography (Brussels)

    program_requirements

    1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline
      In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree from a geography-related discipline, such as Urban/Spatial Planning, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Religion Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Language Studies, Architecture, (Urban) Design Studies, Leisure and Tourism, Conflict Studies and Management Sciences. Your prior education needs to be approved by the Examination Board.
    2. Proficiency in English
      In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
      • A TOEFL minimum overall score of 90, with subscores no lower than 18
      • An IELTS of minimum overall score of 6.5, with subscores no lower than 6.0
      • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

    There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website. 

    Radboud Scholarship Programme

    Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

    Orange Tulip Scholarship

    Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

    Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

    Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.

    Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

    Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.

    DIKTI-Neso Scholarships

    Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

    Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

    Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.

    Holland Scholarship Programme

    Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.

    Dutch Student Finance

    EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

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