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Published on November 27, 2018 | Updated on June 25, 2019

Master's in cities and urban environments (VEU)-Altervilles

HUMAN SCIENCES / PROFESSIONALS OF URBAN STRATEGIES AND POLICIES

Cities and Urban Environments (VEU) – Altervilles is a two-year undifferentiated Master's program ("professional" and "research" specialty training), which aims to train professionals in general urban policies and strategies, who will then specialize in urban policy-making, project management, decision-making support, forecasting, evaluating and participation, as well as urban studies and research.

CURRICULUM

Cities and Urban Environments (VEU) – Altervilles is a two-year undifferentiated Master's program ("professional" and "research" specialty training), which aims to train professionals in general urban policies and strategies, who will then specialize in urban policy-making, project management, decision-making support, forecasting, evaluating and participation, as well as urban studies and research. It features two main specific goals:

  • Training professionals with a high degree of urban culture who are able to develop a global vision of the urban and metropolitan phenomena and issues, and apply it to a variety of fields;
  • Developing the training program using alternatives by making students aware of the variety of available situations, resources
    and policy options and methods, by studying both major cities and medium-sized cities, in particular declining cities.

First year Master’s program

Classes on the fundamentals of cities and urban policies (discipline-specific classes in all tracks of the VEU major), professional seminars, research seminars, study abroad and group projects (group projects to meet orders from local
authorities, agencies, associations or companies).

Second year Master’s program

Professional topical workshops about urban alternatives, shared activities for the VEU major and long internship or academic mobility in a partner foreign university (second semester).

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

 
For students with a degree in Human and Social Sciences (SHS) and international students, admission requires a review of the application (eligibility) and an interview (admission). Students from Sciences Po Lyon are admitted based on their selection of a specialization in the third year, or during the competitive examination for directenrollment applicants to the fourth year, within the limits of available places. Students from other IEPs may enroll in the second year of the VEU-Altervilles program and in the fifth year of an IEP through a "mutualization” [pooling] track.
In the second year of the Master’s program, students can select courses from the range of activities shared by all tracks of the VEU major.