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Global Cities

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: MU1625 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
50% Distance
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 19 February 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-26716
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities. The old metropolises of the world are transforming into Global Cities, and are often assumed to be places for political development, sites of artistic and scientific creativity, and melting pots of ethnic and cultural diversity. Larger cities are competing to become attractive and dynamic centres of regions crossing national borders. In this course we ask how processes of globalisation are related to social, cultural, economic and political transformations in contemporary cities around the world. What are the characteristics of the modern city and are there alternative forms of urban development? In what ways do cities play the role of nodes of transnational networks? What are the prospects for the ecologically and socially sustainable city? We explore the interrelationship between globalisation and cities by probing into questions like these and by “visiting” cities in different parts of the world, including Gothenburg.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 625 SEK
First payment: 10 625 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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School of Global Studies
Box 700
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Konstepidemins väg 2

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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