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Master of Science in Urban Studies

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Brussels
Language: English
Start date: 17 September 2018

Program description

Program description

Master of Science in Urban Studies

The Master in Urban Studies (Standard Track VUB/ULB) is a 120 ECTS program jointly offered by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Offering a strong interdisciplinary perspective on urban studies, students follow a core trajectory of shared courses and have the freedom to specialize by individually selecting from a large offer of elective modules and courses.

The Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES) is a unique two-year interdisciplinary and international program (120 ECTS). 4CITIES takes students to Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid and a number of surrounding cities. The program adds a European perspective to the field of Urban Studies: it wants to break up and to open the national perspective on urban problems. The growing importance of globalization and the shift towards a world of flows calls for a new approach in important fields of urban policy like culture, economy, planning…

Admission requirements

Admission criteria

Applicants are eligible for the Master in Urban Studies if they have completed a 180ECTS academic bachelor degree or its equivalent in geography, planning, architecture, history, criminology, political science, sociology, demography, media and communication studies, cultural studies, or a similar discipline. Prospective applicants with a degree from a field not mentioned above should contact the program. Please explain us how your degree has helped prepare you for the Master in Urban Studies and provide more information on the specific coursework you have undertaken  (including transcripts of your course units).

If your degree is not from a university please check if it matches an academic degree. You can do so by contacting the international relations office or student affairs department of your institution.

Selection Criteria

  • Study records
  • Motivation letter
  • English proficiency
  • Recommendation letters

To start your application for this program and for more in-depth information about the requirements, procedure, fees, etc., visit the program's own website.

Tuition & fees

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA nationals: 1,500 Euros/year
  • Non EU/EEA nationals: 4,200 Euros/year

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...

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