WIT-TUB-UNILAG URBAN LAB PROGRAMMES

We are happy to announce the commencement of two multidisciplinary postgraduate programmes at the University of Lagos – Masters in Urban Management (by Department of Urban and Regional Planning) and MPhil/Phd in Sustainable Urbanization (by Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development).

  1. Masters in Urban Management

    Guided by the requirements for the actualisation of the African Union Declaration (Agenda 2063), the New Urban Agenda of the United Nations (Habitat III), and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the growing recognition of local authorities as an essential component of actualising sustainable development, there is need for capacity development for public officials, civil society actors, community development practitioners and other stakeholders operating at both local government and city levels.

    The Master’s in Urban Management domiciled in Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Lagos is a DAAD SDG Graduate school programme floated under the WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab. WITS-TUB-UNILAG is a tripartite partnership to strengthen urban planning and urban management higher education capacities across Africa. The lab is able to provide a select number of highly competitive scholarships to deserving candidates.

    The Masters in Urban Management curriculum will provide students with theoretical, practical, and technical knowledge on city functions, infrastructure, governance and management. Students will be equipped with the relevant analytical skills to understand and address global, national and local issues that affect urban communities, the technical capacity to respond to these issues on behalf of diverse urban populations; and the critical skills necessary to work in complex organizations.

    Admission Requirements:
      To qualify for admission, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. Be a holder of the bachelor’s degree with honours in any discipline of the University of Lagos or any other recognised university; with minimum of two years post-qualification experience.
    2. All other requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
    3. All candidates for the programme are required to undergo a selection process.

    Duration of Programme:
    Part Time: Four semesters. This will be delivered through a combination of onsite and online classes

  2. Funding:
    Highly competitive scholarship opportunities are available to eligible Nigerian candidates under the DAAD funded WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab Programme.

    Apply here for the Scholarship latest 21st July 2023

    To apply for the Programme: https://applications.unilag.edu.ng/(S(1cnsfsnjovqd02lhlwvarepk))/Start.aspx

    Enquiries:
    urp@unilag.edu.ng
    +234 (0) 808 665 3480, +234 (0) 802 351 9666
    http://chsd.unilag.edu.ng/

    MPHIL/PH.D. IN SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
    AN OVERVIEW

    The MPhil and Ph.D. in Sustainable Urbanization programmes at the University of Lagos aims to fill a gap in contemporary urban governance, policy, and development studies. The program's goal is to train research professionals to be experts in analyzing and providing multidisciplinary solutions to the policy formulation and implementation challenges of 21st century urbanization with a focus on Africa and the cities of the global south. The Program intends to investigate and address urban development issues from a pan-African, evidence-based, and dynamic solutions perspective. It intends to focus on multidisciplinary intellectual explorations of various approaches to achieving the SDGs in Africa. Based on the requirements for implementing the African Union Declaration (Agenda 2063) and the New Urban Agenda of the United Nations (Habitat III).

    The programs aim to provide advanced capacity development to people with an interest in SDG-related research and practice. They include researchers, government employees, civil servants, local government officials, private sector workers, staff members of international organizations, members of civil society organizations, and local community activists.

  3. Mphil in Sustainable Urbanization

  4. Entry Requirements:
    1. Candidates must be a holder of the Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of Second class honours upper division, OR a Master’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 from the University of Lagos or any other recognized university in any of the following disciplines:
      • Sustainable Urbanization
      • Housing Development and Management
      • Urban Management
      • Facility Management
      • Construction Management
      • Project Management
      • Built Environment Disciplines including Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management, Land Economy, Quantity Surveying, Building, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying and Geographic Information Systems
      • Social Science disciplines including Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy
      • Interdisciplinary Studies including Urban Studies, International Relations/Development, History and Strategic Studies, Public Policy, Peace and Conflict Studies, Transport Studies and Sustainable Development.
    2. All other requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
    3. All candidates for the programme are required to undergo a selection process to ensure that the candidate’s research is relevant to Centre research focus

    4. Duration of Programme:
      At Full time: Four semesters
      Part Time: Six semesters
      This will be delivered through a combination of onsite and online classes

    Enquiries: centreforhousing@unilag.edu.ng +234 807 449 6369

  5. PhD in Sustainable Urbanization

    Entry Requirements:
    1. Candidates with a Master’s Degree, with a minimum CGPA of 4.0, OR a Master of Philosophy degree with a minimum CGPA of 4.0 from the University of Lagos or any other recognized university in any of the following disciplines:
      • Sustainable Urbanization
      • Housing Development and Management
      • Urban Management
      • Facility Management
      • Construction Management
      • Project Management
      • Built Environment Disciplines including Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management, Land Economy, Quantity Surveying, Building, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying and Geographic Information Systems
      • Social Science disciplines including Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy
      • Interdisciplinary Studies including Urban Studies, International Relations/Development, History and Strategic Studies, Public Policy, Peace and Conflict Studies, Transport Studies and Sustainable Development
    2. All other requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
    3. All candidates for the programme are required to undergo a selection process to ensure that the candidate’s research meets the following criteria:
      • Addresses one of the Sustainable Development Goals Is relevant to at least one of the eight research clusters of the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development (i. African Urbanization Dynamics
      • Housing and Urban Regeneration
      • Sustainable Infrastructure and Urban Design
      • Sustainable Construction and Construction skills development
      • Land Administration and Management
      • Spatial Data Infrastructure
      • Urban Health and Livability
      • Pro-poor Development and Urban Management – http://chsd.unilag.edu.ng/)
      Duration of Programme:
      At Full time: Six semesters
      Part Time: Eight semesters
      This will be delivered through a combination of onsite and online classes
      Click here to apply
      Enquiries: centreforhousing@unilag.edu.ng +234 807 449 6369