Program Details

The Master of Science in Human Settlements (MaHS) addresses rapid urbanisation in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development.
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
This intensive, one-year programme focuses on issues of housing, building and urban development in a context of development with scarce resources and pressing social and environmental constraints. Architecture, urbanism and spatial planning are the core disciplines of the programme. Contributions from economics, geography and anthropology, among others, complement this core. The programme is recognised by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) as an International Course Programme (ICP). It is partly funded by the Directorate General of International Cooperation (DGIC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis 60 ECTS

The Master of Science in Human Settlements (MaHS) addresses rapid urbanisation in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development.

As one of the seven departments undertaking research and teaching within the Faculty of Engineering, the structure of the Department of Architecture, Urbanism, and Planning (Dutch-language abbreviation: ASRO) cultivates parallel streams of research in the related fields of architecture, urbanism and urban design, conservation, and urban and regional planning to support its undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching programmes. The Postgraduate Centre for Human Settlements, renamed the MaHS MaUSP Centre in 2005, is known by specialists worldwide and has a remarkable history spanning over 35 years. Its activities have been broadened to coordinate both the Master of Science in Human Settlements and the Master of Science in Urbanism and Strategic Planning. Other activities include a doctoral programme, capacity-building projects and consultancy on human settlement policies and projects.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
6000 EUR ICP master - limited scholarships available. Please contact your programme coordinator.

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