Master of Science; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) The 21st century will be an urban century. It is expected that the largest cities and metropolitan regions of Europe, North America and Japan will keep growing, even though the population of especially Europe and Japan as a whole will decline. Contrary to the earlier ideas about the global economy becoming increasingly ‘footloose’, large cities and metropolitan areas will remain the most important economic hubs of this part of the world. In other parts of the world like China, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, cities are still growing very fast because of migration from the rural areas to the cities. Some of the largest cities of ‘the global South’ are becoming serious competitors in the global economy too. Both in the North and South, cities are more and more international and interconnected.
Type of recognition: Students of the programme in Urban Sociology receive a Master's of Science degree in Sociology (Sociologie). This programme has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme in Urban Sociology students will receive a legally accredited Master's degree and the title Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology.
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), Netherlands