Helsingin yliopiston ja Aalto -yliopiston yhteistyössä toteuttama uusi monitieteinen maisteriohjelmakokonaisuus alkaa syksyllä 2017. Mukana ohjelmassa ja opetuksessa ovat mm. kaupunkimaantiede, kaupunkisosiologia, kaupunkiekologia, kaupunkihistoria. arkkitehtuuri, maisema-arkkitehtuuri, muotoilu ja kiinteistötalous. Haku kansainväliseen ohjelmaan on auki 12.1.2017 asti, ja ensimmäisenä vuonna opiskelijat voivat hakea Helsingin yliopiston kautta.
Urban Studies & Planning -ohjelman nettisivut: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/urban-studies-planning
MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING
MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING, MASTER OF SCIENCE/MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES/MASTER OF ARTS (2 YEARS)
The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Students learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skill and practice. The programme will start in autumn 2017 as a joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.
HOW TO DEAL WITH COMPLEX URBAN ENVIRONMENTS?
Urbanisation is a global phenomenon that is shaping the future of our societies. Most of the key challenges of contemporary societies are encountered and addressed in cities. Cities provide enormous economic, technical and cultural opportunities, but they are also places of social conflict and segregation as well as environmental and health problems. The magnitude of these challenges implies that no single profession or field of research can tackle them. Urban development requires an integrated approach. To this end, two prominent Finnish universities have joined forces in this unique and interdisciplinary Master’s programme.
The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares you to excel as a professional capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. You will learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skills and practice. The programme balances theoretical, historical and conceptual knowledge with the acquisition of methods, skills and experience. You will thus gain a broad understanding of urban phenomena as well as practical experience in collaborative and practical situations. This is the foundation of the programme and of the elements in the curriculum.
Taking full advantage of the joint university structure, the programme unites leading expertise from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University into three major study tracks. The signature elements in the programme are interdisciplinary studies that address urban challenge themes. These themes relate to urgent contemporary issues found not only in Finland but on the European and global scale, including controversies intrinsic to mphasizing. The urban challenge themes may be attached to focus areas, research projects or collaborations within our universities, municipalities and regions in order to provide a constructive and critical framework for study and practice. These themes cross the boundaries of disciplines and professions, and are united in addressing a common challenge and mphasizing a forward-looking perspective.
Further information about the studies and how to apply: www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/urban-studies-planning