Structure of the Urban Management Program , M.Sc.
The Urban Management Master's course is a full-time program conducted over 3 semesters. The first and second semesters include the core modules: Urban Economics, Governance, Resource Management, Spatial Justice and Project Management.
The third semester is reserved for thesis preparation. The Master's thesis will provide a 'bridge' to the students's post graduate work. Topics can include research questions relating to the student's home country, or to Germany or a third country. The thesis may be prepared in Germany or abroad – with supervision via the internet.
Considering climate change, the UM will no longer carry out field trips, which involve plane trips.
Modules Semester 1
|1||Theoretical foundations of integrated
urban management (10 LP)|
Urbanization trends and critical urban studies |
governance and planning |
|2||Urban management case studies (8 LP)|
studies from foreign countries and Germany (IV)|
on participants’ home countries and regions (SE)|
|3||Methods and language education I (6 LP)|
methods and academic paper writing (IV)|
|3.2||Language education: German
(or other language) (UE)|
|7||(Internship 10 LP)|
|4||Core areas of urban management (10
|4.1||Land management and
of infrastructure and public services |
|5||Integrated urban management projects (10 LP)|
urban management |
|6||Methods and language education II (6 LP)|
Education: German (or other language) |
|7||Internship (or return to home country)|
‚Program and admission guidelines/ Studien-, Prüfungs- und Zulassungsordnung (German)‘ 
‚Program and admission guidelines/ Studien-, Prüfungs- und Zulassungsordnung (English)‘ 
Module Catalog_English (read-only version) 
Internship Guidelines English