Society & Education

Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung

Urban and Regional Research

Master

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How do the many, often unacquainted, people in the urban social fabric manage to co-exist? What causes the marked regional differences in residents’ living conditions that are currently observed, and how does our society approach the extreme divergences among the ways in which people live? The “Urban and Regional Development” master degree programme fo-cuses on these issues. It offers students the opportunity to take an in-depth look at questions concerning the social organisation of space.
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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

How do the many, often unacquainted, people in the urban social fabric manage to co-exist? What causes the marked regional differences in residents’ living conditions that are currently observed, and how does our society approach the extreme divergences among the ways in which people live? The “Urban and Regional Development” master degree programme fo-cuses on these issues. It offers students the opportunity to take an in-depth look at questions concerning the social organisation of space.
The MA programme in Urban and Regional Development aims to impart interdisciplinary knowledge from the fields of geography and sociology. At its heart are the spatial differentia-tions and their impacts on different developments and structures that take place in our soci-ety’s cities and regions. Questions concerning regionalisation, suburbanisation, sustainability of regional development, as well as migration and integration, diversity in cities and espe-cially in urban planning, urban economies, urban infrastructure and housing markets stand at the core of the programme. Emphasis is being placed on teaching spatial information proc-essing techniques and methodological approaches to develop spatial action plans.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

In the first semester students are taught subject-related foundation concepts in theoretical sociology as well as economic theories of regional development. In addition, an in-depth coverage of advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods is provided. In the second and third semesters, students have the opportunity to acquire research skills through modules on specific urban and regional development topics like “Environment”, “Migration” and “Urban Economies”. Parallel to this, students develop a study project with a focus on planning instruments and procedures. The study programme prepares students for a wide variety of professions in regional administrative bodies, planning and consulting organisations specialised in urban and regional development processes, social urban development projects, real estate, business development organisations and urban logistics and waste disposal businesses.

Course schedule

Study abroad

It is possible to spend a semester abroad (studying or for a placement).

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Julia Lossau
Building: GW2
E-Mail: lossau(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218 67130

Studies centre

Michael Thiele
Building: GW2
Fon: 218-67001

See website

Practice office

Birgit Ennen
Building: GW2
E-Mail: bennen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67309

Faculty secretariat

Fairouz Fokke
Building: GW2, Office: B2812
E-Mail: sfokke(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Nadine Banse
Building: GW2
E-Mail: banse(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67011

Status

08.11.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

How do the many, often unacquainted, people in the urban social fabric manage to co-exist? What causes the marked regional differences in residents’ living conditions that are currently observed, and how does our society approach the extreme divergences among the ways in which people live? The “Urban and Regional Development” master degree programme fo-cuses on these issues. It offers students the opportunity to take an in-depth look at questions concerning the social organisation of space.
The MA programme in Urban and Regional Development aims to impart interdisciplinary knowledge from the fields of geography and sociology. At its heart are the spatial differentia-tions and their impacts on different developments and structures that take place in our soci-ety’s cities and regions. Questions concerning regionalisation, suburbanisation, sustainability of regional development, as well as migration and integration, diversity in cities and espe-cially in urban planning, urban economies, urban infrastructure and housing markets stand at the core of the programme. Emphasis is being placed on teaching spatial information proc-essing techniques and methodological approaches to develop spatial action plans.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

In the first semester students are taught subject-related foundation concepts in theoretical sociology as well as economic theories of regional development. In addition, an in-depth coverage of advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods is provided. In the second and third semesters, students have the opportunity to acquire research skills through modules on specific urban and regional development topics like “Environment”, “Migration” and “Urban Economies”. Parallel to this, students develop a study project with a focus on planning instruments and procedures. The study programme prepares students for a wide variety of professions in regional administrative bodies, planning and consulting organisations specialised in urban and regional development processes, social urban development projects, real estate, business development organisations and urban logistics and waste disposal businesses.

Course schedule

Study abroad

It is possible to spend a semester abroad (studying or for a placement).

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Julia Lossau
Building: GW2
E-Mail: lossau(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218 67130

Studies centre

Michael Thiele
Building: GW2
Fon: 218-67001

See website

Practice office

Birgit Ennen
Building: GW2
E-Mail: bennen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67309

Faculty secretariat

Fairouz Fokke
Building: GW2, Office: B2812
E-Mail: sfokke(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Nadine Banse
Building: GW2
E-Mail: banse(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67011

Status

08.11.2019