Aim of the programme
The programme emphasises the development of
- a cross-disciplinary outlook,
- critical thinking,
- analytical, problem-solving and practical decision-making skills
through a combination of teamwork, simulation exercises, field trips and an individual research project.
The coursework of the MSc Urban Environmental Management consists of one foundation course (common across all majors), at least two urban courses (out of four) which are specific for this programme and two to three courses that are unique to the major of your choice. The course work concludes with the European Workshop, which is an extensive fieldwork assignment which is commissioned by a local authority and carried out in a selected country of the European Union.
Internship and thesis
The internship programme (16 weeks) provides a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in a country and organisation of your choice.
The thesis programme (24 weeks) is the individual research project that forms the core component of this master's programme. Within the MSc Urban Environmental management programme, students can major in one out of seven disciplines:
- Environmental Policy (ENP);
- Environmental Economics (ENR);
- Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA);
- Urban Environmental Technology and Management (ETE).
- Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing (GRS);
- Land Use Planning (LUP);
- Management Studies (MST).
Interested in Climate Change and entrepreneurship? With the master's Urban Environmental Management you can participate in the Climate-KIC programme. This programme offers you the possibility to discuss your innovative ideas on climate change mitigation and adaptation options together with students from several other European universities. You will attend lectures about entrepreneurship, innovation and climate change and join our summer school to develop your own business case. For more information: http://www.climate-kic.nl/