Social Sciences, Sustainable Urban Development
Towards socially just urban environments
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Urbanization is one of the biggest trends in the globalized world. It is estimated that 2/3 of humans will be living in urban areas by the year 2050. This transformation needs to be met with sustainable solutions that take into account not only climate change but also social justice among many other criteria.
Bachelor’s Programme in Sustainable Urban Development offers you a way to develop multidisciplinary expertise related to urban development and sustainability. This multidisciplinary programme consists of three specialisations: Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology. The programme includes basic and intermediate studies in each of the fields. Knowledge of these fields will help you understand the complex phenomena related to sustainable urban development from several perspectives. In addition to the studies that are common for all students, the programme includes specializations studies, which develop the theoretical basis of the selected study field and for creating a professional profile.
In addition to multidisciplinarity, a unique aspect of this programme is the style of learning. Each year the students are engaged in real-life urban development projects. These projects are carried out in collaboration with companies and public organizations such as the City of Tampere. For example, we utilize a real-world laboratory, Hiedanranta, which is a future city district and a testbed for innovative projects related to smart and sustainable housing, energy, transportation and business.
Students of this multidisciplinary programme select their own specialisation (Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences or Technology) already when applying for the programme. Although most of the contents of the programme is common for all students, there are variations in the application criteria, study contents and the name of the degree granted after completing the programme.
Please see the description of the whole programme and the research field on the progamme website:
Sustainable Urban Development
Please see the description of the two other study fields on the following websites:
All students accepted for this Bachelor’s Programme are automatically given the right to continue their studies for the Master’s degree if they wish to do so.
Detailed information on the content and structure of the studies is included in the curriculum.
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Learn more about the studies, admissions, and eligibility criteria on Studyinfo. In addition, applications are submitted via the Studyinfo.fi service.
Sustainable Urban Development
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