An Urbanicity Course Alert for: Master of Science in Management of European Metropolitan Regions (MEMR)

Master of Science in Management of European Metropolitan Regions (MEMR)

14 September 2011 - 14 October 2012

Course Name
Master of Science in Management of European Metropolitan Regions (MEMR)

Date and duration
14 September 2011 - 14 October 2012, One year

IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Tuition fee
€ 10,500

NFP Application deadline
1 February 2011

IHS Application deadline
1 July 2011


Who is it for?

Designed for European urban managers and those interested in studying European competitive cities.


Course Introduction

For 15 years now, the MEMR-course offers a chance to meet modern visions on urban development and planning, to get acquainted with important relevant international developments and to exchange experiences with participants from various countries. This Master programme deals with urban management in Europe and welcomes people from all over the world who want to learn from the European experience. Using literature, research experiences and by inviting guest lecturers from different countries a variety of issues concerning urban management is presented and discussed, such as management of metropolitan regions, urban revitalization and social exclusion, city marketing, public private partnerships, urban tourism and metropolitan organizing capacity.


Course Content

The aim is to form urban managers able to create sustainable and competitive metropolitan regions. The programme combines an intensive academic education with concrete European experiences.

  • Urban Dynamics
  • Managing the Urban Economy
  • Urban Management in Europe
  • City Marketing
  • Urban Governance
  • Urban Culture & Tourism
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Transport Economics & Policy

The programme is jointly organized with IHS and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). For the first six months of the programme, participants will stay at IHS, EUR, Rotterdam. During this period, the courses will be linked to the Master programme in Urban Management and Development. The last six months comprise of research in Barcelona, Antwerp, Copenhagen or Venice by the participants.



The programme leads to the Master of Science Diploma. The programme has been accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education as an academic Master programme. The stringent quality criteria applied by the Dutch Government are based on European standards for higher education.



In order to participate in this Master course you should:

  • Have at least a Bachelor’ degree from a recognised University or similar institute.
  • If you did not complete a Bachelors degree in English you must show certificates with relevant test results (such as TOEFL min. 550/TOEFL computer-based min. 213/ TOEFL internet based 79, IELTS min.6.0 (no IELTS subtest <5.5).
  • It is an asset to have working or academic experience relevant for the area of specialisation


Apply Now

For detailed programme information, or to apply on-line, please follow the link below:



For further information on the course and application procedure, please contact IHS Marketing and Communication, Mr. Yicheng Guo (y.guo


Partner Organization

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
The programme partner is Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Erasmus School of Economics is a leading academic institution in the world. ESE has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best of ESE's graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government and business

IHS - Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies
Erasmus University Rotterdam
P.O. Box 1935
3000BX Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Burg. Oudlaan 50
T-Building – 14th Floor
3062PA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

P:+31 (0)10 4089825
F:+31 (0)10 4098926


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