MA Urban Studies

Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)
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  • Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers

    MA in Urban Studies aims to produce graduates who bring a humanistic approach to urban concerns even as they are conversant with their technical and analytical aspects. The programme is rooted in the realities and experiences of the Global South, and has set up continuous interactions between the classroom and the field. It is built on three aspects of urbanism—the lived, the built, and the ecological—from which its content follows.

    The programme should appeal to college graduates in fields with overlapping interests, including Planning, Sociology, and Geography; graduates interested in a PG programme that offers specialization in a relevant area; and practitioners with experience as researchers, civil society advocates, journalists and city planners who would like to reflect on their experiences in a systematic manner and to retool going forward.

    The programme has three domain areas around which core courses and electives are designed, which includes 1) Space and Experiences; 2) Urban Planning and Policy; 3) Urban Environment and Ecology. Strong emphasis is placed on fieldwork and action-learning. Many of the courses are designed to include continuous engagement with the field, and a collaborative studio project will train students in hands-on work around a specific urban problem. Students will be trained in research methodologies leading to a final semester dissertation or action research.

    Graduates of MAUS are expected to develop expertise in the following:

  • Urban planning, policy, and the environmental imbrications of urbanisation
  • Specialised knowledge of particular urban sector(s) through electives, internship project, studio and dissertation (e.g. water, waste, housing, transportation etc)
  • Field methodologies and analytical skills, including PRA, questionnaires and interviews, and quantitative analysis
  • The capacity to produce high-quality original writing and visual communications
  • The ability to collaborate with peers and wider publics by accomplishing tasks as part of teams
  • Programme Structure

    Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers

    MA Urban Studies will be transacted over four academic semesters and one summer intersession. It consists of two foundation courses (total of 8 credits), four core courses (16 credits), two courses on research methodology (8 credits), and electives (total of 12 credits). Apart from taught courses, programme requires students to earn 20 credit worth of guided research work in the form of a 4-credit Internship, a 4-credit Studio project, a 2-credit Writing Workshop and a 10-credit Dissertation/Action Research component.

    MA in Urban Studies aims to produce graduates who bring a humanistic approach to urban concerns even as they are conversant with their technical and analytical aspects. The programme is rooted in the realities and experiences of the Global South, and has set up continuous interactions between the classroom and the field. It is built on three aspects of urbanism—the lived, the built, and the ecological—from which its content follows.

    The programme should appeal to college graduates in fields with overlapping interests, including Planning, Sociology, and Geography; graduates interested in a PG programme that offers specialization in a relevant area; and practitioners with experience as researchers, civil society advocates, journalists and city planners who would like to reflect on their experiences in a systematic manner and to retool going forward.

    The programme has three domain areas around which core courses and electives are designed, which includes 1) Space and Experiences; 2) Urban Planning and Policy; 3) Urban Environment and Ecology. Strong emphasis is placed on fieldwork and action-learning. Many of the courses are designed to include continuous engagement with the field, and a collaborative studio project will train students in hands-on work around a specific urban problem. Students will be trained in research methodologies leading to a final semester dissertation or action research.

    Graduates of MAUS are expected to develop expertise in the following:

     
     

     

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