Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ﬁeldtrip to a large metropolis (past examples include Cairo, Istanbul, Casablanca, Dubai, and Johannesburg). Workshops in the third semester are all taught by leading practitioners. The Master also provides solid methodological training in advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis, network analysis, mapping, open data, computational models for urban research, advanced ecological analysis, methods for studying neighbourhood effects, and GIS training. In the second semester, students focus on a particular region, gaining historical insight on urban change. Students choose from among the following: African Metropolises, Latin American Metropolises, North American Metropolises, Asian Metropolises, or Mediterranean and Middle East Metropolises. In the ﬁnal semester, students do an internship in a large metropolis, and prepare a ﬁnal paper (an internship report, a professional dissertation or a research dissertation). Along the core professional track two adding optional tracks are available. The Research Track for students who intend to do a PhD in sociology or political science. The Cities of Africa track for students who wish to specialise with an exchange with the IEP of Bordeaux. Students interested in topic related to governance & planning of large metropolises may enrol in a Students Exchange Semester with the Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA.
Career opportunities Based on the recruitment of the former GLM students, graduates will have a fast recruitment in a wide range of organizations: • Urban utilities companies (water, transport, waste disposals, energy) • Private developers • Urban planning agencies, economic development agencies • Private foundations and think tanks • Metropolitan and regional governments • International consultancy ﬁrms. • International organizations • Networks of Cities • NGOs in various sectors (arts and cultural policies, democratic governance, environment, housing, anti-poverty programs, slums upgrading)