Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
The Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) course is offered bu Erasmus University Rotterdam. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on how to perform vulnerability assessments of cities and will be introduced to specific tools and adaptation actions that deal with climate change and climate variability. 

About

What will I learn?

How do we analyse low-carbon and climate resilient urban development options and how we strategically decide which ones to include in climate action plans? What opportunities and challenges do cities have in relation to mainstreaming climate change policies and actions into existing plans?

Cities play an essential role in adapting to climate change. They are increasingly expected to undertake actions to adapt to sea level rise, floods, droughts and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change and climate variability. Mapping the most at risk areas of a city with relevant stakeholders is fundamental in understanding how to reduce a city’s vulnerability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date If you require a visa, we advise you to apply at least one month before the IHS application deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

How will I learn?

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) shares extensive knowledge of climate change adaptation, resilience and low-carbon development through lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, simulation exercises and field visits. At the end of the course participants will analyse and evaluate detailed assessment reports of various case studies and will develop a local climate change action plan for a specific city.

Rotterdam is considered as one of the frontrunner cities with regard to climate adaptation and resilience to climate induced disasters. The course will look at the Rotterdam Climate Initiative and Rotterdam Climate Proof Programs and a range of innovative plans and actions such as ‘floating communities’ that aim to transform a polluting harbour city into a low carbon and climate proof city.

Audience

If you are a professional working or intend to work on urban climate change related issues then you are suitable for this course.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. Before you start your application, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully.

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to the chosen course.
  • At least 2 years working experience relevant to the chosen course

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

* Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

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