Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use urban land – learn to balance them and find sustainable solutions. As a planner, you are also directly involved in preparing public policy for sustainable cities.
Apply appropriate methods and instruments that contribute to sustainable, smart, and inclusive spatial policy. Learn how to develop innovative concepts and manage complex governance processes for the sustainable use of spatial resources such as land and shape the urban environment of the future.
Objectives of the Spatial Planning programme at Utrecht University
You will be trained in:
- analysing spatial problems with dedicated spatial research methods;
- applying innovative knowledge and theories to come up with appropriate solutions;
- evaluating and prioritising alternative spatial development options;
- conceptualise governance and management of cities.
The master Spatial Planning prepares you for a job as an independent and internationally recognized spatial planner in the sphere of policy-, project- and process management, or research.
You will be able to work in the Netherlands or abroad from the local up to the European levels. With a broad perspective and a keen eye for various cultural and institutional contexts, planners are widely employed in a range of organisations.
- municipalities, provinces or (trans-)national government
- research and consultancy firms
- international profit and non-profit institutions
- social and civil organisations
- PhD student at a university
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Beyond Planning Theory
Planning for Sustainable Cities
Urban Governance In Spatial Planning
Research Methodology In Spatial Planning
Master's Thesis Spatial Planning
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchitecture Civil Engineering & Construction Environmental Sciences View 50 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in Netherlands
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You are eligible for the Master’s programme Spatial Planning provided you fulfil the following admission requirements:
- An (inter)national academic Bachelor degree in Human Geography and Planning or a related program. Students should have demonstrable knowledge of issues related to Spatial Planning;
Knowledge of, and experience with, both quantitative and qualitative methods for research in Social Sciences;
- In principle, students with a Bachelor’s degree from a university must have a GPA of at least 2.4 (on a scale of 1-4) or at least 6.5 under the Dutch system to qualify for admission.
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International17500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
Part time fees: Dutch and other EU/EEA students - 1,963 EUR per year.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.