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About

The Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam  is a specialisation track within the MSc in Urban Management and Development, which offers students the opportunity to learn to apply the most innovative analytical tools used to promote smart and resilient cities.  

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Overview

Smart and resilient cities are essential in tackling the growing threat of climate change impacts and fostering sustainability. This learning track focuses on different analytical and practical approaches to foster resilience and environmental sustainability in urban areas worldwide among others through smart city innovations. 

Students will learn how cities can achieve sustainability from a social, economic and environmental perspective, what are the most innovative initiatives being undertaken by sustainable, smart, and resilient cities, , how to implement effective and efficient urban adaptation and mitigation initiatives, and how cities can achieve a higher level of resilience.

Course objectives

At the end of the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change  programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam , the students should be able to:

  • Use geographical information systems and large data sets analysis using software such as ArcGIS, QGIS and R.
  • Understand what nature-based solutions, ICT-based innovations, climate change adaptation and mitigation are and how they impact cities and its citizens.
  • Use the Climate Action Prioritisation Tool, the Tygron Geodesign Platform, and InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) software to model environment and climate decisions and simulate scenarios.

Career prospectives

After you graduate you will be an expert with extended knowledge in the sphere of urban management and development. The career prospects of urban management development graduates are excellent. Cities are expanding increasingly fast, this means that there is a big demand in urban professionals who are able to come up with solutions and innovations that will make a big difference in a city. Once you’ve completed the programme you will be able to work in various sectors ranging from city/town planner to urban economy and finance specialist. 

IHS is a highly reputable institute with a strong reputation with donor agencies and training centers worldwide. Our lecturers have outstanding international experience and continue to work all over the world, therefore, creating a possibility to discuss and initiate links to programmes and projects in countries and cities of the participants.

Here are a few examples of positions taken up by our graduates:

  • Project manager circular economy at Philips
  • Urban governance and policy specialist at UN-Habitat
  • Architectural consultant at Asian Development Bank
  • Spatial planning advisor at GIZ 
  • Senior Inspector at the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development
  • Director at Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transport and Climate Change
  • Full Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Theory 
  • Urban Governance, Policy, Planning and Public Private Partnership
  • Local Government Finance and Investments
  • Action Planning Workshop
  • Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Urban Environment and Sectoral Approaces

Lecturers

Dr. Alberto Gianoli

Elena Marie Enseñado

Dr. Alexander Los

Somesh Sharma

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early Bird: 15 April 

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor’s degree certificate and the complete grade transcripts

  • The copies should be in English language. A translated copy should be certified.

At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development. The following studies are considered relevant to urban development.

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Infrastructure
  • Law

Curriculum Vitae

Motivational essay: The urban challenge of your city

 Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

This programme qualifies for the following scholarships:

  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) 
  • Holland Scholarship 
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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