Masters degree course on Urban Management and Development (UMD) 2017 at IHS, The Netherlands


This 12 month master programme provides a unique opportunity for professionals and bachelor graduates to invest in their future. It will enable you to become an innovative urban manager, a leader who analyses and develops cities based on a thorough understanding of urban theory and practice.

Key features
  • Participants from more than 45 different nations 
  • 4 partner universities with expertise in the field 
  • Multi-national lecturers with wide experience in the field
  • International high profile guest lectures
  • Unique training methodology of role-playing games, real case study analysis, class debates
  • Practical focus and problem solving approach
  • 6 different specializations - a chance to tailor your study
  • Balanced training of analytical and practical skills
  • A step in your career
Core period: October - January

This period will build a common understanding on urban management and development, by laying down a foundation based on its main disciplines, like urban theory, planning and governance, economics and urban sociology.

Specialisation period: January - April

You can choose between 6 different specialisations that provide ample choices for you to go in-depth in your field of study.