Degree Program

The University of Basel’s Master in Critical Urbanisms is an English-taught four-semester program that trains a new generation of graduates to think beyond divisions of urban versus rural and North versus South in order to address the complexity of urban lifeworlds in the twenty-first century. The program is founded by an internationally recognized faculty who work on and with cities and territories from a global perspective. The curriculum is structured around an interdisciplinary research studio where students work together combining humanities and social-scientific methods with visual and spatial analysis. 

Fifteen students will have the possibility to study one semester at the University of Cape Town, centering on the topic African Urbanisms. Study space in Cape Town is limited and is therefore not guaranteed. Students can also participate in year-long course at the University of Basel in anthropological fieldwork methods that will include a field trip to the African continent during the winter break.