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Geography, Planning and Environment - Urban and Cultural Geography

Nijmegen School of Management

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Cities are the vibrant and dynamic focal points of today’s society. These diverse agglomerations of people, companies and organisations are both locations for innovation and for conflict. Cities are regarded as creative places as well as conflictual places for divergent communities. In this master specialisation you will 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. They create and make cities!

Career Prospects

The master specialisation Urban and Cultural Geography prepares students for a professional career in government, semi-government, and business. It also provides a stepping stone towards a research career in academia or consultancy. You will be able to apply the scientific insights and the practical skills you have acquired to topics including the development and marketing of cities, multi-culturality and integration, innovative and creative urban milieus, urban identities, cultural industries.

This would qualify you for a whole range of different jobs. Some of you might find a job in a government agency, e.g. as city-manager, city marketeer, city planner, integration agent, city-network manager, PR- manager, etc. Others will end up in semi-government agencies such as development agencies, cultural planning agencies, but also research institutes, etc. Finally also private industry offers a number of opportunities for urban and cultural specialists. One might think of jobs such as event manager, museum director, city marketeer, consultant, journalist, innovation consultant, communication manager, media specialist, etc.

Elective courses


Examples of elective courses

  • Multi-Cultural Society (Geography)
  • Globalising Cities (specialisation: Globalisation, Migration and Development)
  • Space, Place and Society (Wageningen)
  • Metropolitan governance and spatial planning (UvA)
  • Social challenges for the city in a globalizing world (UvA)
  • Culturele diversiteit (Utrecht)
  • Social challenges for the city in a globalizing world (UvA)
  • Leisure and Space in the Information Society (Tilburg)
  • Thema: Cultuur, maatschappij en geschiedenis (Tilburg)
  • Cities and neighbourhoods (Utrecht)
  • Representeren van plaatsen; beelden en teksten (RUG)
  • Making Places (RUG)
  • Culture, Conflict and the City (Manchester)
  • Popular Urban Cultures (Manchester)
  • Urban Interventions (Helsinki)
  • Urban Social Geography (Brussels)

Niveau WO
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type Specialised master for professionals
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Provincie Gelderland
Afronding Diploma