History of Architecture and Town planning

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale.

Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this Master's track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city.

It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historical documents conveying the motives underlying their continuous changes, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as works of art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention to issues related to public health, the programme investigates tensions between global and local, gaps between formal and informal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe, and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable living conditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses is provided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture of Groningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the public health dimension of urban interventions.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Kunst- & cultuurwetenschappen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60087
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
History of town planning

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The course positions the evolution of the European city (including the post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe) as intimately linked with trends and tendencies at the global scale. The input of the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair results in a clear focus on the health effects of the built environment and the phenomena summarized in the healthy cities concept (ranging from yesterday's hygienic measures to tomorrows urban guerilla gardening campaigns)
  • In Groningen, the history and theory of architecture and urbanism is taught within the context of social, economic, cultural and philosophical phenomena and geared towards active participation of the students in the discourse on global urban tendencies. Embedded in a classical art historical context, this so-called 'Groningen school' expands the envelope of it scientific explorations and targets planners and policy makers as well as historians and art historians.
  • Past, present and future are seen as a continuum, the historian's expertise and research tools as constituting a methodology that is applicable throughout this continuum, its essence being the conviction that man-made changes should always be attributed to those responsible for them.
  • Groningen University promotes cooperation with universities and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad: Delft University of Technology, Gent University of Technology, Berlin University of Technology, ETH Zürich, Erasmus University Rotterdam, International New Town Institute and others.
  • The Master's track offers possibilities for students to take part of the courses at other universities
  • The city of Groningen is well-known for being the liveliest student city in the Netherlands, with an ever-growing international student population.


Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
Van 20 t/m 24 november organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind oktober 2017.
Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 maart 2018 organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind februari 2018.

Studieprogramma

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opbouw
'Origins of the Healthy City' examines the relation between healthy cities and urban policies. In 'Research Laboratory and Excursion' students will do research into a specific European city (Prague, Berlin) and present this during an excursion. 'Global Tendencies vs. Local Identities' studies the effects on city design, and the tension between global trends and local identities. 'Typological Exercises' presents a critical overview of thoughts on function (type) and thoughts on form and style.
Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-arts-and-culture

Starting with the European city, this Master's track provides students with the expertise and critical attitude to study both historical and contemporary tendencies in today's global setting. Historians, environmental scientists, architects, urban planners, medical professionals and policy makers may benefit from the courses offered in this track.
periode
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Architectural History: Origins of the Healthy City
10 EC
Architect. History: Research & Excursion
10 EC
Architectural History: Global Tendencies vs. Local Identities
5 EC
Architectural History.: Typological Repertory
5 EC
Architectural History: Internship / individual (research) project
10 EC
Master Thesis Architectural History
20 EC

specialisaties

track History of Architecture and Town planning

The Master's track confronts architectural and urban history and theory of the European city, focusing on the period after 1750, with contemporary urban tendencies at the global scale.

This results in a critical international perspective and the capacity to combine the body of knowledge of various disciplines within an overall historical framework.

specialisatie Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
research, excursion, tutorial, self study, integration module, seminar
study guidance
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

study abroad
Students are encouraged to spend at least one half semester abroad to complement their personal curriculum; especially the 2d semester offers ample opportunities to opt for study, research or internship at a foreign university or institution, thanks to our international network en exchange contracts (Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Poland, Hongaria etc). Recently we started working together with International New Town Institute, offering our students exchange projects in China and Kenia.
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Meander
Meander is the study association for students following the History of Art & Architecture programme at the University of Groningen. Members receive discount on textbooks, an annual Meander almanac and 3-4 editions of LUX magazine per year. They can also go to all the parties, lectures, excursions, symposiums and other activities organized by Meander at discount prices. In addition, Meander regularly organizes trips both in and outside the Netherlands.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Felipe Amaral (24) and Matheus Assumpção (19)
It brings different types of students of educational, cultural backgrounds and research interests together

We had the opportunity to take “The Origins of the Healthy City” course in the first semester of 2013. The course may be a small part of the programme itself, but through it is possible to visualize its overall approach and intentions.

It brings different types of students of educational, cultural backgrounds and research interests together...
Another highlight is the collective development of the Atlas, the conclusion assignment, which encourages the dialogue and interaction among the participants (Architects/ Urbanists ↔ Engineers ↔ Architectural Historians) in order to obtain a well conceptualized document which offers not only a diagnosis of the present, but the possibility to discuss new “Healthy Cities” paradigms within an institutional approach and bottom-up/community initiatives; instigating the student to rethink our global society's development pattern.
Felipe Amaral (24)
Brazilian Exchange Student – Environmental Engineering Bachelor (final year) in Brazil and Urban Planning Design in the Netherlands. City: Rio de Janeiro.
Matheus Assumpção (19)
Brazilian Exchange Student – Environmental Engineering Bachelor (3rd year) in Brazil and Urban Planning Design in the Netherlands. City: Belém.


lees verder ...
Student Pauline Bezemer
Informal urban realities interest me

The choice for this particular Master's track was easy. The diversity of the topics and the city itself, both offer a wide and interesting field of research. The University of Groningen furthermore is the only programme that offers a special research topic: the Healthy City.

My primary interest concerns the contemporary urban condition of non-western cities, now focussed on Sub-Sahara Africa, researched from an historical and health-related perspective...
As when official planning strategies are only partly implemented, how does urban space develop, who uses it and why is this space as it is? In Nairobi I have researched this topic. A unique and inspiring experience!
The diverse modules in the master, have allowed me to work on my research and presentation skills and gain a better knowledge of research methods in general. As well as getting more acquainted with the phenomenon of the global city.
Next to my studies, my job as student-assistant allows me to work with international students working in the field of architecture and town planning. Groningen has a large community of (inter)national students, offering plenty of interesting contacts.
 
 
 


lees verder ...
Alumnus Maarten Groenbroek
Project Officer at Platform GRAS

I am fascinated by cities and urban development. During a city trip to Paris, I made the decision to actually do something with my fascination. The links between people, buildings and the complexity of infrastructure like the city's metro network intrigued me enormously. That's really why I started a Master's track in History of Architecture and Town Planning at the University of Groningen.

During my studies I did a placement at AIR architecture centre in Rotterdam. I worked on a project in which I used timelines to chart a number of locations in the centre of Rotterdam...
I researched how actors such as property developers, designers, architects, officials and citizens influence the preservation of the historical fabric of the city, the city's typology and the importance of historical buildings and monuments during the design and construction of new complexes in and around the nineteenth-century neighbourhoods of Prague.
I am currently working as a volunteer for Platform GRAS, the architecture and urban planning platform here in Groningen. I am organizing events such as the Architecture Day and Open Monument Day. I also write texts for the Big Groningen Building Questionnaire. I'm really enjoying it and would love to keep working here. I would also like to do something with urban development or architecture with a municipality or province.


lees verder ...

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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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studiebegeleiding3.53.4

Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

History of Architecture and Town planning aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 45 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

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


current job market

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Contact

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