The MSc in Urban Management and Development: Housing Development Strategies aims to develop skills and knowledge to assess, design and implement policies, programs and projects for housing delivery, particularly to low-income families.
The program builds the participants' understanding on housing sector and housing delivery processes in different settings. The core of the master analyzes Urban Development Challenges and Management Solutions in order to Make Cities Work.
The MSc in Urban Management and Development: Housing Development Strategies focuses on the Functioning of the Housing Sector; Housing Policies; Housing Finance; Land Development; Projects Settlement; Planning and Property Management. Participants will conduct their research and write their thesis – non-compulsory in their home country - within the 'Housing making it accessible for all' specialization.
The Housing Development specialization enables you to assess, design and implement policies, programmes and projects for housing delivery, particularly to low-income families. The program builds understanding of the functioning and performance of the housing sector and housing delivery processes.
The Housing Development specialization is part of the the MSc Urban Management and Development program. Besides this specialization IHS offers a range of other related courses such as the Financing Urban Infrastructure course .
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Students who would like to register for the Housing Development specialization will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at IHS.
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The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of the School of Economics (ESE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS operates on a global scale by offering postgraduate education, training, advisory services and applied research.
IHS was selected as the winner for the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award for leading the way as a global center of excellence and knowledge through its high quality training programmes in housing, urban management and urban environmental management and planning.
In 2008 IHS celebrated its 50th anniversary of assisting countries, cities and institutions to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development, and strengthen their capacity to implement them.
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
At least 1 year of work experience.
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