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Urban Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
Do cities fascinate you? In the Urban Studies bachelor's programme from Leiden University you will gain insights into the nature and origin of cities’ current and future problems and learn more about their health, safety, multicultural and sustainability issues.
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Overview

Why study Urban Studies?

Graduates of  Urban Studies bachelor's programme from Leiden University are exactly what cities need to solve their problems, given that increasing urbanisation means that understanding cities is becoming ever more urgent and relevant. 

As well as being centres of production, wealth-creation, creativity and innovation, cities also pose problems relating to sustainability, health, and multicultural diversity. The diverse and complex urban problems faced by cities all over the world are driving an increasing need for the type of interdisciplinary approach this programme takes.

Cities all over the world

In addition to being centres of production, wealth-creation, creativity and innovation, cities also pose problems relating to sustainability, health, and multicultural diversity. The diverse and complex urban issues faced by cities all over the world are driving an increasing need for interdisciplinary approaches.

Careers

Job market surveys show an increasing demand for students in the field of Urban Studies, particularly those who have been trained in an interdisciplinary programme that includes a social and cultural perspective on cities and urbanisation processes.

The Urban Studies programme will make you a specialist with a broad perspective of what cities need and an understanding of the complex problems they face.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Diversity in Urban Contexts
  • The Material City
  • Individuals, Groups and Urban Institutions
  • The Multicultural City
  • The Safe City
  • The Healthy City
  • The Sustainable City

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • An equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma. 
  • The admissions Office has drawn up a list of common non-Dutch diplomas that generally meet the minimum academic requirements. 
  • Additionally a good level of English proficiency is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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