12 months
14200 EUR/year
14200 EUR/year
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The Land Management: Law, Finance, Real Estate and Natural Resources programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam is a specialisation track within the MSc in Urban Management and Development, which focuses on the legal, social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable land management.

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This specialisation track focuses on how land and natural resources are accessed, managed and how these aspects contribute to, or hinder, the development of equitable and sustainable cities. It tackles the importance of land governance in supporting sustainable and resilient urban development in social, economic and environmental terms.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Identify, propose and present strategies (regulations, policies, programmes and instruments) to solve problems associated with land rights, tenure and access to land issues in urban and peri-urban areas.

  • Analyse the nature of complexity in urban land markets, and the need for integrated, cross-jurisdiction solutions to land and environmental challenges.

  • Use GIS software to explore recent urban development processes in selected case study areas using highly detailed spatial data.

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 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 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 
  • Local Government Finance and Investments
  • Action Planning Workshop
  • Land Rights and the Rules of Law
  • Land Markets and Finance
  • Land, Water and Natural Resources


Dr. Paul Rabe

Ore Fika

Charmae Pyl Nercua

Francesca Vanelli

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early Bird: 15 April 




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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.
  • We require our candidates to have obtained at least second class lower, B or an equivalent.

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

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  • International

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14200 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14200 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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