About the Programme
The MSc in Urban Management and Development is a 12-month English-taught multidisciplinary programme offered in four specialisation master tracks. This structure allows IHS students to specialise within their chosen field whilst benefiting from a broader understanding of urban management offered at IHS.
Cities are in a constant state of unprecedented change. Between now and 2030, urban areas are expected to triple in surface, and by 2050, 68% of the population will reside in cities. Population movements of this scale create physical, economic, environmental and social challenges. To remain sustainable, liveable and competitive, cities need well-trained urban managers in policy development and good governance. The MSc programme focuses on socio-spatial dynamics in planning, climate resilience and sustainability, governance and economics of cities and equitable access to sustainable land and housing.
What specialisations are offered?
Within this Master programme, participants can choose among the following four specialisation tracks:
- Urban Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change
- Strategic Urban Planning & Policies https://bit.ly/3i9WLbD
- Urban Housing & Land Justice https://bit.ly/3X8QStT
- Urban Digital Transformation & Innovation
How is your year organised?
The first block shares courses on urban sustainability, governance, planning, policy, finance, and data analytics with the other master tracks. In the second and third blocks, your courses will be track-specific. In addition, the programme will strengthen your research skills through research methods courses. The fourth block will be entirely dedicated to your thesis. It will further guide you in writing your thesis proposal on a topic relevant to your Master track.
Why study at IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam?
- Earn your MSc degree from a top 100 university
- Our teaching methods are unique
- You apply everything you learn - no dry theory
- We offer a truly international and diverse environment
- Study in Rotterdam - a hub of sustainable urban innovation
- Enjoy guest lecturers from UN-Habitat and other key stakeholders in the urban field
More information about the programme and each of the specialisation tracks can be found here: https://www.ihs.nl/en/urban-management-and-development
What are the scholarship opportunities?
Apart from self-funding, there is a possibility to apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) - a full scholarship available for professionals working in (urban) development from 37 countries offered by Nuffic.
Deadline: 28 Feb 2023
More information: www.ihs.nl/okp
Fresh graduates and working professionals with one of the following backgrounds:
- Civil Engineering
- Development Studies
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Natural resources
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Real Estate
- Social Science
- Urban studies
- Urban planning
We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. Before you start your application, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully. The requirements and the procedure apply to all six specialisation tracks.
For more detailed information on the admission requirements, please refer to the IHS website: [https://www.ihs.nl/en/master/strategic-urban-planning-and-policy/admission](https://www.ihs.nl/en/master/strategic-urban-planning-and-policy/admission)
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an education, advisory and research institute which falls under the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Erasmus School of Economics. We envision cities that are liveable and just as well as socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Our mission is to inspire and empower urban professionals and citizens to make cities work for all.
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