Program Details

This three-week programme gives students an in-depth look at some of the social policies of the Netherlands.
Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Graduate Certificate
Specialty:
Sociology

Program Overview

Program Description:

Social Policies & the Urban Fabric in Amsterdam is a summer programme created and run by the Summer Programmes Office of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.

How are policy making efforts aimed at creating inclusive, just, safe and lively cities projected onto the urban landscape? This undergraduate summer programme challenges students to explore the dialectics between a variety of social policies and the planning, design and experience of Amsterdam.

The interdisciplinary programme focuses on how social policies impact the city on the ground, taking Amsterdam and its public spaces, neighborhoods and new urban developments as an illustrative case.  Over the course of three weeks, a wide range of subjects from social housing and gentrification to contested public space and bottom-up development will be addressed by various guest lecturers and educational site visits.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Programme accreditation Quality assurance, accreditation and degrees Through systematic and periodic comparison and evaluation, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) ensures that its educational programmes at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and their structure and organisation meet national and international standards.
Financial Aid:
Yes
Requirements:
Admission requirements Applicants for this summer course must be at least undergraduate (Bachelor) students entering their 3rd or 4th year. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required. Students in a 3 year Bachelor's programme must have at least two years of undergraduate education completed. Students from any major are welcome to apply but at least one class in the social sciences is required. A general interest in the social sciences and an open mind are necessary.

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