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Urban Planning and Management

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
18 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

This course integrates knowledge of, and skills in, geo-information technology with current themes in the field of urban planning and management.

The magnitude and dynamics of urbanization place an enormous burden on organizations responsible for the planning and management of urban regions. The core objectives of urban planning and management are seen as understanding dynamic urban processes and developing effective interventions that contribute to the sustainability of urban development.

The MSc degree course in urban planning and management integrates knowledge of, and skills in, geo-information technology with current themes in the field of urban planning and management. Themes include urban poverty, urban transport, infrastructure and public services, disaster preparedness and mitigation, urban environmental planning, and other themes.

Any academically oriented professional who is active in urban planning and management and who uses spatial data in planning and management tasks belongs to the target group, for example town and district planners, land (policy) officers, infrastructure and transport engineers and environmental planners.

Urban Planning and Management Curriculum

Subjects
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Urban Poverty, Land Use Development, Transport and Infrastructure, Urban Environmental Management, Spatial Analysis, Decision Support and Scenario development, Advanced Subjects.

Objectives
To develop Geo-information Science-based approaches for effective task execution and problem solving in Urban Planning and Management (UPM) and to undertake independent research in the current UPM themes.

Instruction Modes
Lectures, workshops, practicals, hands-on case studies, multi-disciplinary project work, guest-lectures, study trips to Dutch organizations, research work, including fieldwork in developing city.

Urban Planning and Management Related Programs

Besides the Urban Planning and Management MSc program, University of Twente offers a range of other Geo-information programs such as the Master Geoinformatics

See which programs are related to the Urban Planning and Management Master

Urban Planning and Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Urban Planning and Management 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 the University of Twente

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About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university in a discipline relevant to the programme.

Professional experience

Some years professional experience in the field of Urban Planning and Management is recommended.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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