Purpose and learning objectives

The idea with the master course is to bring together research fields on residential segregation, neighbourhood effects and housing systems.

Content and teaching methods

The residential segregation research is based on issues like the spatial sorting of people into different neighbourhoods and the measuring of the segregation patterns from different aspects (socioeconomic, ethnic or demographic). In this the residential mobility of people with different characteristics and resources will be an issue. But also other causes of segregation as well as measures taken against segregation will be studied.

Closely related to patterns and causes of segregation is the idea of neighbourhood effects. If there were no imagined and real effects from segregation, measures against it would not be such an important planning issue all over the world. How are neighbourhood effects measured and what are the effects?

Lastly the housing structure will lay the conditions for many of these outcomes. If housing is strictly separated in space and entry into different tenure forms unequal, this will affect segregation, sorting, and neighborhood effects. The social mix policy in housing planning will be an issue. The course will use research to inform planning strategies.

Course facts

Course coordinator: Eva Andersson.
Course code: KG7235.
Cycle: Second Cycle.
Main field of study: Urban and Regional Planning.
Language of instruction: English.
Pace percentage: 100%.
Course start: Spring Semester, every second year, next time in 2023.
Semester period: C.
Module sharing: No.
Special eligibility requirements: Bachelor degree incl. 90 HECs in Urban and Regional Planning or Human Geography, or accepted to a master programme in Urban and Regional Planning, Human Geography, Globalization, Environment and Social Change, Environmental Social Science or Demography and English 6, or equivalent.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).
Application: See the University course and programme database.

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is presented at the course and module introductions and via the collaboration and learning environment Mondo. Course syllabus, required reading and timetable will be available below.