Land Management and Land Tenure

The lectures focus on land rights, land policy and governance, land economics, land administration, land management, urban and rural development, land conflicts, environmental risk management, GIS, positioning, cartography, participatory planning approaches, management skills, research and study skills. Students are trained in the application of practical methods and tools.

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DURATION:
18 months

Technische Universität München

Location The Technische Universität München was founded in 1868. The main campus of TUM is located in the inner city of Munich close to the old city centre, while many of the institutes are in Munich’s beautiful surroundings. TUM currently hosts approx. 32,000 students in its 13 faculties, about 16 per cent of whom come from abroad.

Munich is the capital of Bavaria, the southernmost state of Germany. Bavaria offers an impressive cultural heritage and many areas of out- standing natural beauty. Munich itself, an 850-year-old city with 1.3 million inhabitants, is one of the major cultural centres in Germany. In addition, Munich also hosts the headquarters and major research and development departments of many high-tech companies, international as well as German. Many of them are in close cooperation with TUM.

Course focus The Master’s programme is built on three pillars,

  • geodetic, planning and engineering skills,
  • methods of land administration, land (use) management, land conflicts resolution and environmental risk management, and
  • political, regulatory and socio-economic frameworks,

and thus aims to qualify mid-career students in interdisciplinary approaches to land policy, land governance and land management in the rural as well as in the urban context. The lectures focus on land rights, land policy and governance, land economics, land administration, land management, urban and rural development, land conflicts, environmental risk management, GIS, positioning, cartography, participatory planning approaches, management skills, research and study skills. Students are trained in the application of practical methods and tools. Case studies, field trips and lectures given by experts with practical international experience round out the programme. The Master’s programme also includes an internship and an individual research project. Both can be completed either in Germany or abroad.

Target group Professionals with at least two years of work experience in the field of land management, land administration, land policy, land use planning, land tenure, resource management or related fields.
Course language English
Entry requirements
  • A qualified Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least two years of work experience in a field related to land management
  • English language requirements for non-native speakers: TOEFL: iBT 80, CBT 213, PBT 550 IELTS : Band 6.5 Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations: CAE or CPE, Grades A, B or C
Degree Awarded Master of Science
Course Begins Mid-October 2014
Course Duration 18 months (Three semesters)
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
Remarks Please note that all applicants should apply through TUM’s online application system (https://campus.tum.de/). For questions, please contact Dr. Fahria Masum, Coordinator of Research and Admission (Masum@landentwicklung-muenchen.de).

The two-month German language course in Munich begins early August 2014.

Institut für Geodäsie, GIS und Landmanagement
Lehrstuhl für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung
Centre of Land and Environmental Risk Management
Dipl.-Ing. MSc. Jorge Espinoza (Programme manager)
Dr.-Ing. Fahria Masum (Coordinator)
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 289-23933