French and EU students: submit application via applications app on the UPEM website.
Non-EU students: Campus France according to the country of origin.
Benefits of the program
After a multi-disciplinary first year (geography, history, sociology) and gradual specialization, the L3 (3rd year) Urban Studies pathway provides general training in sociology and sound in-depth studies in urban planning. The training is delivered by sociologists and geographers expert in different cultural areas in urban, rural and social geography and experts in urban planning and development.
Students from the L3 (3rd year) Sociology Urban Studies pathway are proficient in three major skills "clusters":
- study (which is normally associated with preparing planning documents and urban planning projects as well as in drafting territorial development strategies);
- management (which is applied to project management such as in managing spaces and urban infrastructure/installations);
- and conception (which not only concerns urban space architecture and development but also comprises a host of "design" approaches, including institutional, which are related to city production).
These professional skills clusters are required for various fields of urban action: local development, urban service, installation and event management, transports and mobility, housing, urban social policies, the environment and sustainable development. In these fields, career opportunities are generally found at Master's level. The privileged programme lasts for three years and includes a pre-professionalization urban studies year followed by two years of Master's in one of the Master's proposed by the Paris School of Planning (EUP).
L3 : Etudiants français et UE : dépôt de dossier via application candidatures sur le site de l’UPEM Etudiants hors UE : Campus France selon pays d’origine.
Schedule of studies
The first semester covers the period from end September to end-of-year (Xmas) holidays. The first three weeks are devoted to first-semester exams, to juries and to enrolment for the second semester. This semester begins end January and lasts until mid-June, which includes the second-semester exam period and juries. Placement is carried out at the end of S6.
Your future career
Students following this pathway generally pursue their studies with the Urban Planning and Development Master's at the Paris School of Planning (EUP). It is also possible to choose another Master's such as those offered at UPEM: Spaces, Societies and Territories (jointly accredited with UPEC), Territorial Cultural Development or Web Careers and Culture. Students may then move into the following professions if they pursue studies with a Master's: Urban planning and development research officer, Urban planning and development project manager, Local government attaché, Local government editor, as well as to teaching professions (see the RNCP list (National Directory of Professional Certification)).
The 3rd year Sociology-Urban Studies pathway is intended as an introductory year to urban planning. It offers a rich array of courses and has several objectives: transmitting urban planning knowledge; providing training in urban projects; providing training in the use of tools. The courses also feature a wide variety of teaching forms, with tutorials (TD) making up a large part and significant weighting given to learning "in project mode", particularly in semester 2. Workshops are therefore an active teaching tool where students have to organize and conduct a group field study within the timeframe of one semester. The placement is optional and also provides an opportunity to gain experience in the workplace. On average a quarter of the students take advantage of placements every year. The Urban Studies Pathway classes are held on two sites: in the Paris School of Planning (EUP) and in the Social and Human Sciences (SHS) building.
Major thematics of study
Urban planning, Sociology, Geography, Urban development, History
Toutes les informations sont présentes sur le site de l'UFR SHS, shs.u-pem.fr
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All information is available on the UFR SHS website at shs.u-pem.fr
Under the Erasmus + agreements, the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, the University of Granada, the 'Alma Mater Studiorum' University of Bologna, the University of Aveiro, the 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University, the University of Bucharest, the National Technical University of Athens and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague are key partners. Furthermore, bilateral cooperation enables us to offer training programmes further afield, with the Higher University of San Simón in Bolivia, the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in Brazil, the Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Canada, the University of Québec at Chicoutimi in Canada, the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology (IMUST) in China, the Externado University of Colombia in Colombia, the National University of Colombia in Colombia, the Chonbuk National University, the Dong-Eui University and the Ewha Womans University in South Korea, the University of Costa Rica in Costa Rica, Xavier University in the United States, Rikkyo University in Japan, CETYS University in Mexico, National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico, Ricardo Palma University in Peru, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and the Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela.