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Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice

Erasmus University Rotterdam

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
13900 EUR/year
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About

The Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam  is a specialisation track within the MSc in Urban Management and Development, which offers students the opportunity to assess the provision of housing in relation to equity and socio-spatial justice. 

Overview

The access to adequate housing is a perpetual global challenge and a process often tainted by political, social and economic exclusion and injustice. 

This learning track offers the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the main principles of adequate housing provision and apply them in assessing existing policies. Students will learn how to devise the best possible mechanisms that foster accessible, affordable, available, acceptable and adaptable housing. 

From the housing perspective, the specialisation will define equity as the role that policies and institutional frameworks have when recognising people’s needs for housing and ensuring these needs are met in accordance with their particular circumstances. 

Social justice is concerned with ensuring that housing is universally considered a basic need and a human right. It strives to help realise housing rights and evaluate the redistribution of benefits including access to adequate housing within society.

Career options 

After you graduate you will be an expert with an 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 Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam 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 centres 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 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Theory 
  • Urban Governance, Policy, Planning and Public Private Partnership
  • Local Government Finance and Investments
  • Action Planning Workshop
  • The Governance of the Housing Sector: Equitable Access to Housing
  • The Housing Sector and the Economy: Housing Affordable for All

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early Bird: 15 April 

Language

English

Credits

65 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

Other requirements

General requirements

The following studies are considered fully relevant to the for all six specialisation tracks: 

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science

 Bachelor’s degree certificate and the complete grade transcripts

  • The copies should be in English language. A translated copy should be certified.
  • We require our candidates to have obtained at least second class lower, B or an equivalent.

 Curriculum Vitae

 Motivational essay: The urban challenge of your city

 Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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