Master Degree in Urban Development in Africa

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Urban Development

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

A program in urban development prepares students to analyze and plan city spaces and neighborhoods. Programs may focus on urban environment and climate change, urban land governance, urban strategies and planning, and managing and financing urban infrastructure.

Many programs in Africa take place in a very unusual cultural and physical environment than most students are familiar with in the good old days. Come To Know to adapt to this living conditions is part of fun and the challenge of living there. The challenge is intellectual, emotional and physical.

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Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.

Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices. Closing dates ... [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. Benefits of the programme The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) Closing dates 31 August (non-South African students) 31 October (South African citizens and permanent residents) The closing date for short courses is one week before start of the course. Duration F/T 12 months, or P/T 24 months (block release). The degree consists of coursework and research. Courses (whether for the degree or as short courses) are offered one after the other, each taking two and half months and including two two-day teaching blocks spaced three to four weeks apart. Careers Graduates from the MBE Housing are marketable in several areas of professional practice - government housing departments and agencies, the service or NGO sector, the construction industry, consulting firms, parastatal or corporate sectors and local or international research or... [-]