Urban Management and Development, M.Sc. in Netherlands

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Study in:Netherlands
12 days
Deadline: 1 Jul 2019


The MSc in Urban Management and Development is offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam. Cities face new challenges every day. In order to remain sustainable and competitive, they need progressive urban managers with skills in strategic planning, governance and policy development, economic and financial analysis.

It will prepare you to understand and tackle the social, economic, environmental and physical challenges with which contemporary urban policymakers are faced. As a UMD student, you can tailor your program to your interests by specializing in one of the six areas.

Program Structure

The program has 3 main periods: Core, Specialization and Thesis. Courses include:Core period

  • Urban Theory
  • Urban Governance and Urban Policy
  • Urban Planning and Public Private Partnerships

Specialization period

  • Urban Strategies and Planning (USP)
  • Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change (UESC)
  • Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
  • Urban Land Governance (ULD)
  • Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR)
  • Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice (UHES)

Thesis period

  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Urban Social-Spatial Dynamics (USP)
  • Urban Sustainability and Climate Change (UESCC)
  • Sustainable Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
  • Equitable Urban Land Governance (ULG)
  • Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR)
  • Dynamic Urban Neighbourhoods (UHES)

Academic Requirements

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development.
  • At least second class lower, B or equivalent.
  • Proof of a sufficient command of English
  • Working experience in a relevant field is considered an important asset during the selection procedure but it is not a prerequisite.



  • Holland Scholarship
  • OrangeKnowledge Programme (OKP) Formally Netherlands Fellowship Programme      (NFP)
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)
  • Organization of American States/OAS Scholarship
  • Sallie Mae Loan
  • Erasmus Education Fund
  • Lembaga Pengelola Dana      Pendidikan Opens external
  • Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme

Detailed Program Facts

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