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SPRING - Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies

TU Dortmund University

M.Sc.
24 months
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About

SPRING - Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies is a two-year Master's degree programme offered by TU Dortmund University that addresses current topics of spatial planning in developing and emerging countries.

Overview

In lectures, for instance SPRING - Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies participants at  TU Dortmund University discuss the challenges of rapid urban growth, reflect on the conflict between environmental protection and economic development, develop concepts to improve transport systems or define strategies to cope with impacts of climate change. 

Mission

Over the last decades, many governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America have initiated new regional development strategies, based on national decentralisation policies in order to reduce regional disparities. The level of management of the new decentralised administrative units (districts, regions or municipalities), however, rarely correspond with the new requirements. 

The quality of governance is still weak and experience in managing regional and urban development limited. Planners are increasingly challenged to bridge the boundaries between administrative sectors and the gap between formulating a plan and implementing a programme. New qualifications are required, ranging from planning competence to management skills, i.e. to make programmes operational with respect to financial requirements and restrictions or to moderate participatory processes. 

In order to fill the evident gap in adequate training for regional planning and management, five universities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe are co-operating in running the SPRING programme. Launched in 1984 and designed as a joint post-graduate course, SPRING has pioneered a new way of international academic co-operation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Approaches and Key Skills for Planners
  • Workshop - Planning Practice
  • Planning in Developing Countries and Physical Infrastructure
  • Planning Tools
  • Concepts and Theories for Planning
  • Socio-Economic Development Planning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

September 15th at partner universities: KNUST, ARU, SURP and UACh.

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with significantly above average grades
  • High proficiency in English
  • Professional experience in a planning related field is highly desirable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The arising costs for the entire study differ depending on the respective second year SPRING partner university.

Funding

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