MUNDUS URBANO - Master of Science in International Cooperation and Urban DevelopmentUniversitat Internacional de Catalunya. Master Erasmus Mundus
€ 16,000 - (Rs 11,30,430)
- Barcelona (Spain)
- Credits: 120
Frequent Asked Questions
In order to be considered as a student of the Mundus Urbano Masters programme, applicants must provide proof of a set of eligibility criteria, including academic qualification, relevant work experience, language proficiency in English and a convincing justification for selecting this course in light of personal interest and intended career development.
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What you'll learn on the course
Urban Development Studies
Public participation & community inclusion
Gender friendly cities
Sustainable urban infrastructure
Urban heritage preservation
Urban violence & crime prevention
Land management & security of tenure
Teachers and trainers (3)
Professor Annette Rudolph-Cleff coordinates the Mundus Urbano Consortium and the Master's programme at TU-Darmstadt, with the support from deputy directors Jörg Dettmar and Jochen Monstadt to fulfil organisational issues. Annette holds a PhD from Karlsruhe University of Technology and is the head of TU-Darmstadt's chair for Urban Development and Design since 2006. Previously, she taught at the universities of Wuppertal and Karlsruhe. Aside from her teaching obligations, Annette is committed to research projects on energy efficiency and related fields.
M.Sc. Lauren Ugur has been involved with the Mundus Urbano programme since 2007, first as a student, and since 2009 as the programme manager. Lauren is responsible for EU-consortium communication and administration and is currently also pursuing her doctorate as a PhD candidate at TU-Darmstadt, focusing on urban violence prevention.
Dipl.-Ing. Pierre Böhm joined the Mundus Urbano programme as a manager in October 2011 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the programme and courses held at TU-Darmstadt during the first year. Pierre also pursues his PhD focusing on colonial urban development.
Full-time courses and workshops with lectures by TU-Darmstadt and visiting professors, and diverse methods of practice and evaluation, such as group work and discussions, essay writing and oral presentations. This year also includes local and/or international excursions.
- Module 1: Urban Planning
Courses on urban planning, civil engineering, ecology & landscaping, socio-economic & cultural challenges, conviviality & urban culture, governance, and slum upgrading. This module is supported by training on presentations and time management, and is finalized with two workshops about concrete case studies, during which students pick up and integrate the contents of the courses taken.
- Module 2: Urban Development Studies
Courses on public participation & community inclusion, gender friendly cities, organizational development, sustainable urban infrastructure, and urban heritage preservation. This module is supported by training on paper writing, and is finalized with a workshop about concrete case studies, during which students pick up and integrate the contents of the courses taken. Elective courses and free research activities supplement this module.
- Module 3: Urban Management
Courses on conflict management, urban violence & crime prevention, land management & security of tenure, taxation, urban health & education services, municipal budgeting & finance, and city marketing. An international excursion supplements this module.
- Module 4: International Cooperation and Project Skills
Courses on statistic-based decision making, project planning, project management, disaster management, project finance & budgeting, development aid & funding agencies, and proposal writing. Elective courses and free research activities supplement this module, which is finalized with a two-week workshop, during which students pick up and integrate the contents of the courses taken.
Upon successful completion of the first year in TU-Darmstadt and depending on students' mobility preference, Mundus Urbano students are admitted to spend the second year of the programme at one of the partner universities in France, Catalunya or Italy. Students in this case are awarded a double-degree.
Self-financed and third-party financed students also have the possibility to remain at TU-Darmstadt to complete the second year. In this case, successful graduates will receive a Master of Science degree in International Cooperation and Urban Development from TU-Darmstadt only.
Achievements for this centre
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover the tuition fees, health insurance and compulsory administrative/operational costs.