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MasterUrban and Cultural Geography

Focus on how the city is represented and how city images emerge and are contested. You’ll study the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city.

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Something for you?

  • The focal point in this specialisation is the city: its hybrid nature, its political economy, its active civil society and the daily struggles and advantages of urban life.
  • Our approach is highly multidisciplinary to include related fields as spatial planning and anthropology.
  • We define culture as the behaviours and beliefs of people in society. Culture in the sense of the arts and architecture are included when seen of as a form of expression by the community.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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The most fascinating as well as challenging part of Geography is that it is not narrowed down to one single scientific discipline.
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What will you learn

Urban and regional economies are changing in the face of pressing societal challenges. In collaboration with the business school and environmental studies, this Master's  explores how urban and regional businesses and stakeholders innovate and transform local economies. You will actively explore how local economies can meet challenges of sustainability, financialisation and the twin trends of globalisation and agglomeration. The main perspectives are political economy, new business models, circular economy, and place making.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

Our alumni are prepared for a (inter)national career in government, semi-government, and business. They can apply for jobs such as:

  • Developer at a municipality
  • Consultant in the field of multiculturalism and integration
  • Practitioner at the cultural industry

After your studies


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What is the relation between places and festivals (or other events)?
  • How can we improve shrinking cities?
  • What is the relationship between the urban setting and urban activities?
  • How do city images emerge and how are they contested?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.