The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Urban Management Program

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), with a keen eye on addressing this need, has opened its doors for applications to its esteemed master’s in urban management programme.

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Urban Management Program

📚 Programme Masters in Urban Management at UNILAG is now accepting applications.
💼 Qualifications Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, two years of experience, and satisfy other regulations.
🌐 Application Link Apply through the provided link on the UNILAG application portal.
💰 Scholarship DAAD-funded WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab Programme offers competitive scholarships.
🎓 Programme Info The programme aims to strengthen urban planning and management education in Africa.
📝 Curriculum Provides theoretical, practical, and technical knowledge on city functions and urban management.
⏳ Duration The part-time programme spans four semesters with onsite and online classes.
📞 Contact Info Inquiries can be sent via email or the provided phone numbers.

Hosted in the university’s Urban and Regional Planning Department, this postgraduate programme is designed to empower students with a deep understanding of urban functions, infrastructure, governance, and management. It equips them with practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge to shape and manage the cities of the future.

Programme Qualification Criteria

Candidates interested in pursuing the master’s in urban management programme at UNILAG should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a holder of a bachelor’s degree with honours from the University of Lagos or any other recognised university. Additionally, the candidate should have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience.
  2. Satisfy all requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
  3. Undergo a selection process to ensure they are the right fit for the programme.

To apply for the programme, prospective students can visit the application portal:

Scholarship Opportunities

Recognising the financial hurdles that can potentially inhibit quality education, UNILAG offers highly competitive scholarships for eligible Nigerian candidates under the DAAD-funded WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab Programme.

Prospective students can apply for the scholarship via this link, with the application window closing on Friday, July 21, 2023.

Course Structure and Curriculum

The master’s in urban management is a part of the DAAD SDG graduate school programme established under the WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab, a tripartite partnership designed to fortify urban planning and management higher education capacities across Africa.

The course aims to provide students with the skills to understand and address issues affecting urban communities on a global, national, and local level. The curriculum will be taught through a combination of onsite and online classes, allowing flexibility to students.

The part-time programme spans four semesters, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of urban management while also enabling them to balance their professional commitments.

Enquiries and Contact Information

For any queries related to the programme, prospective students can reach out to UNILAG via email at, visit the university’s website at, or contact the university via phone at +234 (0) 808 665 3480, and +234 (0) 802 351 9666.



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