MA European Urban Cultures - Live and Study in Four Cities.
Study and Live in Four European Cities.
MA validated by four European Universities.
They say that travelling broadens your horizon unfortunately we cannot put trips abroad on our CVs. There is, however, the possibility to combine travelling and formal education. The Manchester Metropolitan University’s department of sociology offers a Master Course in European Urban Cultures (POLIS) which is validated by four high-class European Universities. POLIS, if you like travelling, is quite mind-blowing. During the course of the year, you will live and study in four European countries. The first destination is the Belgian and European capital Brussels. The Belgians know how to eat and party and the city has a vibrant nightlife with great bars, clubs and restaurants (not to mention the chocolate). You will be based at the Free University of Brussels form where you will explore the European political institutions. Urban field trips to Paris and Lille in neighbouring France will also be on the program. Your next stop is going to be the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Holland is a crazy place and the Dutch are fun loving cosmopolitans. Tilburg is not far from Amsterdam and Rotterdam. If you are lucky, as I was, you can choose your group work project in the Dutch capital. The old industrial lady Manchester is the third city on the menu where you will be enrolled at MMU. Study trips to Blackpool, the Las Vegas of the North, and insights into Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture scheme will be part of the journey through urban Britishness. Your final destination is going to be the exotic Finland where you arrive just after Easter just in time for the Scandinavian spring and ready to enjoy the Northern mid-summer-nights. You will study at the prestigious Helsinki University of Art and Design and depending on the program you might venture out to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia or St Petersburg in Russia.
Urban cultures are central to the course content which ranges from urban art via cultural policies and regeneration to event management and tourism. The POLIS student crowd is multinational and comes from diverse backgrounds including architecture, art and art history, human geography and the social sciences. English is the principle language of the course. To be a cosmopolitan city hopper is certainly a challenge and not everyone’s cup of tea. But the course is highly rewarding and offers you brilliant career prospects in the public and private sector. With a price tag of only £1300, POLIS is excellent value for money. If you want to be part of the ‘real thing’, or you wish to have further information please do not hesitate to contact:
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