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MA History of Architecture and Town Planning

University of Groningen
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Groningen
English

About this program

MA History of Architecture and Town Planning

Cities, buildings, parks and landscapes define the setting of our everyday life. Some are fascinating works of art, and no other man made artefacts document the evolution of social relations, economic trends, technological innovations, philosophical views on man and nature, politics and culture more eloquently than architecture and urbanism. Cities and buildings impact our everyday lives. They define where and how we live, how far we have to travel to reach our working places, our daily rhythms of our movements, the things we see when we are on our way. Their impact on health is self-evident – urban planners gave us our sewage systems, architects decent public housing and healthcare buildings. This master track provides students a rich and varied introduction in the history and theory of architecture and urban planning. Since healthcare architecture requires a thorough understanding of the history and theory of architecture, and the world of healthy cities can only be analyzed against the background of urbanism, the Expertise Centre Architecture, Urbanism and Health is embedded in a classical approach of architectural and urban history and theory. It allows students to specialize in classical history and theory, the health impacts of architecture and urbanism, or a mixture.

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Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

language test - Additional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

previous education -Students and professionals with a background in architectural and urban history, urban studies, architecture, urbanism, urban design, public health, urban health, etc.

International diploma

language test - Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Architectural History: An Encyclopedia of Typologies (5 EC)
  • Architectural History: Origins of the Healthy City (10 EC)
  • Capita Selecta Architecture and Urbanism: Perception and Representation (5 EC, optional)
  • Capita Selecta History & Theory (5 EC, optional)
  • Capita Selecta in Architecture, Urbanism and Health (5 EC, optional)
  • Detecting the City: Research & Excursion (10 EC)
  • Architectural History: Internship / individual (Research) project (10 EC)
  • Master Thesis Architectural History (20 EC)
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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,209 per year
  • Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: € 14,750 per year

Qualification

Credits: 60 ECTS

MA in Arts & Culture

Continuing studies

Graduates from our Program can be found in for instance:

  • jobs in the field of urban history and consultancy for municipal agencies and scientific institutions
  • jobs for private or public architectural and urban platforms
  • jobs in the field of journalism and public relations
  • the master prepares students for a scientific career
  • jobs as advisors for healthcare institutions
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Career paths

The master's track opens a myriad of career opportunities, in the Netherlands and abroad, as has been proved over the years.

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...


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Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

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As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

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While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

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The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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