About the course

The course is structured around two themes that together form a whole:

  1. Urban Studies idea and research development in relation to city development.
  2. Urban Studies in current national and international research.

The course consists of several integrated elements:

  • Introductory presentations, in the form of lectures and seminars on the Urban Studies research field.
  • Literature seminars where students are responsible for their own introductory presentations of the literature and subsequent questions and critical discussion.
  • Field studies illustrating and concretising important research aspects and enabling students to link these to their own experiences.
  • Seminars where students present their own and criticise each other's essays.

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor´s degree consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).