Minor in Urban Studies

Jointly Offered By Department of Geography (FASS) and Department of Real Estate (SDE)

It is estimated that the world’s urban population recently surpassed 50% of the total population. Asia remains less than 50% urbanized but are one of the most rapidly urbanizing regions on Earth. International linkages between urban management professionals of various kinds are also increasing and Singapore is seen as a leader in many aspects of urban management, policy and planning. For these and other reasons, opportunities for urban professionals are likely to continue to increase.

Students will be offered the chance to develop expertise and skills in urban studies that would be an asset not only for those already majoring in an urban-related area, but also for the many others from various faculties who have an interest in urban-related careers. They will get the opportunity to make explicit to employers their special strengths in this area. They will be provided with a good balance of breadth of knowledge, practical skills, and theoretical depth in a range of urban-related fields. The minor is not conceived as an introduction to any major in urban studies or such like. Instead, it is to be seen purely as a minor which can enhance their degrees and employability of students taking a wide variety of existing majors. This Minor is open to all students.

Minor in Urban Studies Module List
(for cohort 2016 and before)
Minor in Urban Studies Module List
(for cohort 2017 onwards)

For further enquiries, please contact the following persons:
Ms. Wong Lai Wa, (Department of Geography) at OR 6516 6638
Ms Vidya , (Department of Real Estate) at 6516 1341