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The MSc in Urban Management and Development is a 12-month English-taught programme offered in six specialisation tracks. This structure allows IHS students to specialise within their chosen field whilst benefiting from a broader understanding of sustainable urban management offered at IHS. The MSc programme focuses on socio-spatial dynamics in planning, climate resilience, local economic innovation and entrepreneurship, housing from a human rights and gender perspective, sustainability, smart and green cities (infrastructure, energy and water), land law and finance, real estate and regenerative natural resource management.
The MSc is designed to equip students with the skills to solve contemporary urban issues in their countries through progressive policymaking. A key feature of the programme is the use of comparative methodologies to discuss urban issues, policies and trends from around the world. Next to high-quality academic content, the programme includes an intensive skills stream designed to equip the students with job-market demanded skills such as knowledge of popular data analysis software (e.g. R, GIS) and negotiation skills.