International Course on Housing and Urban Development
13 January – 10 April 2014
IHS application deadline
15 December 2013
NFP application deadline
Designed for urban professionals with at least 3 years of working or research experience, this course offers the opportunity to join part of the specialization period of the MSc programme in Urban Management and Development. Participants can tailor the study programme to their own needs and interest by choosing two of the six offered specialization courses
Applicants have to select one of the following 6 specialisations in offer:
- Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
- Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL)
- Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC)
- Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS)
- Urban Land Development (ULD)
- Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR)
The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time complementary activities of more practical focus are build in the programme to link the learning to your own work environment.
Who is it for?
The target audience is internationally oriented, globally diverse with a wealth of experience:
• Urban professional with 3 years of working or researching experience
• Middle and senior level policy makers and practitioners
• Professionals working for Government and NGOs
• Professionals in private sector organizations
• Professionals in educational institutes
The course is structured over three periods as follows:
1. Introductory Period
A common, one and a half week introductory period, with activities that introduce key issues of urban policy, management and governance, and preparing a common ground of trends and innovations in all six fields of the specializations offered, e.g.in : Land, Environment & Climate Change, Economic Development, Housing and Social Development, Infrastructure & Services and Planning.
2. Specialisation Period
There are two periods with each a four weeks specialisation course. Participants have to follow one compulsory course in their own specialisation, while the second course is an optional to be selected from the other specialisations in offer. In this way participants can specialize in their professional field but at the same time have an opportunity to broaden their horizon in another subject of relevance and interest.
Applicants can select two out of the following six specializations: Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure, Integrated Planning and Strategies, Urban Housing and Livelihoods, Urban Land Development, Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change and Urban Competitiveness and Resilience.
Participants will be assessed on the basis of a written exam at the end of each course and in this way can acquire academic credits for a MSc course..
3. Closing Period
During the 2 weeks closing period, students will be examined and graded as well as finalize and present their individual study papers.
The course has a practical orientation, combining field experience with conceptual frameworks and methodologies. Lecturers will introduce key topics, which will be reinforced by readers, case studies, group discussions, assignments and exercises designed to draw on the accumulated expertise of the students.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (LILP) USA
Since 2004, the Lincoln Institute has collaborated with IHS on urban land issues. Master-level and short-term international courses on land policy and management are jointly organized.
How to apply
If you are still searching for a sponsor, have a look at our section on available funding opportunities.
Need more information?
Contact us through the IHS online system if you want to find out more about this course or the application and admission procedure.