+ search

International Courses on Housing and Urban Development: Specialisation Urban Social Development

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
12 weeks
Tuition fee EU/EEA
Please enquire
Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
Please enquire
Education type
Start of program
Please enquire
Application deadline
Please enquire
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Institute for International Education

Program description

To gain latest thinking in urban management and development, housing, strategic planning and have improved capacity to plan cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder activities. If academic standards have been met, the participant will be awarded with credits for the Master course of IHS.

The course combines academic depth while maintaining a practical focus. Participants can chose between: 1) Urban Environmental and Infrastructure Management; 2) Managing Urban Governance; 3) Housing: Making it Accessible for All; 4) Urban Social Development and 5) Policies for Poverty Reduction.

Participative lecture sessions, group work, field visits, simulations and exercises

About the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of the School of Economics (ESE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS operates on a global scale by offering postgraduate education, training, advisory services and applied research.

IHS was selected as the winner for the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award for leading the way as a global center of excellence and knowledge through its high quality training programmes in housing, urban management and urban environmental management and planning.

In 2008 IHS celebrated its 50th anniversary of assisting countries, cities and institutions to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development, and strengthen their capacity to implement them.

More information about Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies 

Admission requirements

Previous education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Professional experience

At least 1 year of work or academic experience.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6, IELTS listening: 5.5, IELTS reading: 5.5, IELTS writing: 5.5, IELTS speaking: 5.5, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 79


Share your thoughts on
studying abroad.

Join the study in the Netherlands facebook community!


Share your thoughts on
studying abroad.

Join the study in the Netherlands facebook community!

We use non-commercial cookies only. More information. Close this message.×