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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.
For those people with an interest in creating large-scale designs that have an impact on large communities of people, the field of urban and regional planning is often a professional area that holds great interest.
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The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-orient
Applications for 2017 are now closed 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
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.