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Architecture and the City - Towards another future

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

NOTE - The course instance for autumn 2024 is cancelled.

An important task of the architect is to develop practical and theoretical alternatives, which can help contemporary and future societies to meet various challenges. In this beginner's course we will explore both historical and contemporary examples to understand how architecture through its devices, buildings, cities and landscapes effect our understanding of the world we live in.

You will learn how your understanding of the built environment relates to the intentions and aspirations of those who design buildings and cities, but also how you can perceive yourself as an actor rather than as an observant in the built environment.

The course gives you an overall understanding of motives behind architectural proposals and ideas and the opportunity to reflect upon the role and responsibility of architecture and architects in relation to the challenges of the future.

Application and eligibility

Architecture and the City - Towards another future, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


28 August 2023


14 January 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 25%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Outline for distance course

The course is delivered online using both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (not live) content, including lectures, seminars and small group tutorials by teachers representing the diversity of academic expertise at Umeå School of Architecture.

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements Entry requirements


Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 17 April 2023. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,400

Total fee

SEK 23,400

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Course is given by
Umeå School of Architecture
Contactpersons for the course are:
Christina Sander Nordin, study administrator