MScUrban Management and Development (UMD)
|Study location||Netherlands, Rotterdam|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||€13,900 per year
Admitted applicants who submit their tuition fee for the master’s programme before 1 June benefit from a tuition fee reduction of € 500 and at the same time secure their seat in the programme.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
!NB Only the following tests are accepted:
IELTS – minimum 6.5 overall, with no subtest lower than 5.5
If you have previously studied in English, you don’t need to take an official exam. Instead, just provide the following documents:
- An example of a previously submitted, substantial essay or thesis in English.
- Confirmation from the institution that the language of instruction was entirely in the English medium.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
!NB Working experience in relevant field is considered an important asset during the selection procedure, therefore please add CV to your application.
We advise you to make sure you have an authenticated birth certificate ready, as you may also need it for formalities upon arrival in Holland.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
!NB Chinese applicants are required to apply for a “Nuffic Certificate”. This is a document that provides an assessment of your English language proficiency as well as of the educational degrees and diplomas that are required to be eligible for an entry visa to the Netherlands. Nuffic sends this certificate directly to IHS once it has been issued. Please go to www.nuffic.nl/nuffic-certificate for more detailed information.
IHS is the home of all things urban. We love cities and work passionately for their development. Moreover, we are happy to welcome talented and driven individuals, who want to extend their expertise in the sphere of urban management and development.
Are you always coming up with solutions and innovations for the cities of the world? Do you think globally and act locally? Have you got what it takes to be a city changer?
Our lecturers, students and alumni are excellent professionals, developing and managing urban projects and initiatives all over the world. If you want to learn the ins and outs of urban management from our international expert lecturers and guest lecturers, this master in urban development might be your spot!
Wondering what’s your city-changer dream job? You could be a…
- city/town planner
- local government officer
- housing officer
- transport planner
- accessibility specialist
- infrastructure planner/manager
- facilities manager
- heritage preservation specialist
- civil service administrator
- community development worker
- urban economy and finance specialist
- environmental manager
- urban environment officer
- urban risk reduction expert
- city resilience specialist
- climate change expert
- urban reconstruction specialist
- social & resettlement specialist
- spatial planner
- real estate developer
- consultant/advisor in development projects
- research coordinator