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.
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
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Early Bird: 15 April
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The following studies are considered fully relevant to the for all six specialisation tracks:
- Civil Engineering
- Development Studies
- 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.
Motivational essay: The urban challenge of your city
Proof of English language proficiency
International13900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA13900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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