The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.
Benefits of the programme
- A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics
- A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities
Curriculum Outline/Modules taught
- Cities of the South
- Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices
- Democratic Theory
- Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills
- Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices.
31 October 2015
This school offers programs in:
Duration e.g. F/T or P/T by Research or by coursework and research etc.
1 year full time, 2 years part time. Weekly classes (no block release nor evening classes. Course work (50%), research (50%)
Research in academia (PhD); in NGOs, global or government institutions (for policy development or advocacy)
Honours degree in planning/ development/ social science discipline; Average Honours mark above 65%. A strong motivation letter with a visible interest for research.