The programme engages with current intellectual and political concerns about urbanisation and urban spaces from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. Situated in core debates around these issues, the programme responds to current demands for training informed urban researchers and practitioners able to address urban challenges and potentials. It has a strong research basis and courses provide a number of novel and exciting dimensions. In the first year, students will acquire an overview of the field of urban studies and its development. Students will then deepen their knowledge on current urban challenges in a global perspective as well as the growth of different urban conditions and forms. After this, students will hone their ability to investigate the relation between people's everyday lives and the physical forms of the city. At the end of the first year, an independent project is conducted. During the second year, students will take elective courses amounting to 30 credits. To complete this part of the programme, students can choose to do international exchange at one of Malmö University's partner universities or take elective courses at the Department of Urban Studies. The second year concludes with a master's thesis (30 credits).