Towards socially just urban environments
Cities are inspiring arenas for business, culture, and everyday life. However, they face complex challenges related to the environment and the well-being of individuals. Bachelor's Degree programme in Sustainable Urban Development – Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary programme developing skills needed to address these challenges.
Urbanisation is one of the biggest trends in the globalized world. It is estimated that 2/3 of humans will be living in urban areas by the year 2050. This transformation needs to be met with sustainable solutions that take into account not only climate change but also social justice among many other criteria.
Bachelor’s Degree programme in Sustainable Urban Development offers you a way to develop multidisciplinary expertise related to urban development and sustainability. This multidisciplinary programme consists of three fields of study: administrative sciences, social sciences, and technology. The programme includes basic and intermediate studies in each of the fields. Knowledge of these fields will help you understand the complex phenomena related to sustainable urban development from several perspectives. In addition to the studies that are common for all students, the programme includes specialisations studies, which develop the theoretical basis of the selected study field and for creating a professional profile.
In addition to multidisciplinarity, a unique aspect of this programme is the style of learning. Each year the students are engaged in real-life urban development projects. These projects are carried out in collaboration with companies and public organisations such as the City of Tampere. For example, we utilize a real-world laboratory, Hiedanranta, which is a future city district and a testbed for innovative projects related to smart and sustainable housing, energy, transportation, and business.
Students of this multidisciplinary programme select their own study field (administrative sciences, social sciences, or technology) already when applying for the programme. Although most of the contents of the programme are common for all students, there are variations in the application criteria, study contents, and the name of the degree granted after completing the programme.
All students accepted for this Bachelor’s programme are automatically given the right to continue their studies for the Master’s degree if they wish to do so.
Information about studies
Type: Bachelor's degree
Degree earned: Bachelor of Social Sciences
Planned duration: 3 years
Extent of studies: 180 ECTS
Campus: City Centre Campus
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 10000 €