Land Management and Land Tenure
The Master's Programme "Land Management and Land Tenure" provides the necessary theoretical and practical background for future experts in this field. Courses include topics such as Land Policy, Land Tenure Systems, Rural and Urban Development, Land Management, Land Administration, Cadastre, Land Use Planning, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Environmental Risk Management, Land Economy and Land Conflict Management.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in accordance with TUM’s international academic requirements), at least two years of practical experience in a field related to land management, TOEFL – minimum score: Paper Based: 550, Computer Based: 230 or equivalent test results which proof sufficient knowledge of the English language. Tuition Fees - Euro 4.000 (for the entire programme)
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Beschreibung des Studiengangs
Land is a very valuable and scarce resource. People need land to grow food, to build cities, for investments as well as for housing. Therefore, access to land, rights over land, the management and administration of land and the settling of land conflicts are very important for human kind. Many international conventions and declarations underline the importance of land rights and land management to achieve sustainable rural and urban development. The Master's Programme "Land Management and Land Tenure" provides the necessary theoretical and practical background for future experts in this field. Courses include topics such as Land Policy, Land Tenure Systems, Rural and Urban Development, Land Management, Land Administration, Cadastre, Land Use Planning, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Environmental Risk Management, Land Economy and Land Conflict Management. In addition, courses on Project Management, Research Skills, Presentation, Mediation, and intercultural communication are offered. Mid-career students from all over the world are taking part in the programme.
The Master’s Program "Land Management and Land Tenure" is a three semester program. In their first and second semester students take classes at Technische Universität München. During the first semester students are introduced to the basic elements of land management and land tenure. In the second semester students are trained in methods and instruments needed for sustainable land management. The third semester is dedicated to the Master’s Thesis.
The Master’s Program also includes two integrated internships:
* the first one - taking place between the first and second semester – provides students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in the practical work of public and private institutions dealing with land management in Germany.
the second one – following the second semester – gives students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a foreign country such as their home country. This internship abroad can be done in projects of international (technical or financial) cooperation where Land Tenure and / or Land Management is looked at from a technical and a political perspective and dealt with at different levels - the local as well as the national. It can also be done in another institution that specifically addresses land management issues. This internship which lasts for 10 weeks should already include field work for the Master’s Thesis.
The four week internship - taking place between the first and second semester - provides students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge within the frame of the work of public and private institutions dealing with land management in Germany or abroad. Students are therefore acquainted with procedures and processes carried out by institutions dealing with land management. Also, they get the opportunity to get practical experience in the field of their current studies. Students are encouraged to carry out their internship in an internationally engaged organisation.
After their internship, participants are given the opportunity to discuss issues and open questions they have come across through the internship report. They are invited to reflect on the possibilities and limits of transferring procedures to other countries, especially their own.
TU München – the Institute for Geodesy, GIS and Land Management – is committed to helping students obtain the resources to finance their educational and / or living costs. However, all scholarships are highly competitive. Due to limited institutional aid resources, students are therefore encouraged to make an effort to obtain financial support from their employing agencies, outside fellowships and private sources before seeking aid.
The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) is offering a limited number of scholarships for participants of this Master’s Program. These “scholarships for postgraduate courses with relevance to developing countries” cover the costs for living only.
May 31 (in case of application for DAAD Scholarship the deadline is October 31st of previous year)
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