Urban and Regional Planning, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #55 (BCR) ,
New conditions of the network society and relational geography have rapidly influenced urban and regional development. The Master’s programme in Urban and Regional Planning offers you a broad training in urban and regional planning, with a focus on strategic planning, climate proof cities, mobility in transformative spaces as well as urban planning and property-led development. 

About

During the programme, you will focus on innovative forms of planning aimed at solving problems of collective action in metropolitan areas.

The Urban and Regional Planning programme offers you a thorough understanding of advanced theories and methodologies of urban and regional planning, with a focus on urban and metropolitan areas. Core elements are drafting spatial plans, policies and projects (spatial interventions), understanding actor constellations, knowing the institutional conditions of spatial interventions and the international comparison of spatial planning traditions and metropolitan governance.

You will also gain knowledge of relevant research methods to undertake planning research and will apply acquired theories, knowledge and research skills in a Master’s thesis. In summary, the programme trains you to analyse (by reflecting on research and by doing research) and act (by critically assessing existing interventions and by drafting new interventions).

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Planning methodologies
  • Innovative international planning practices
  • Urban transformation and strategic planning
  • Rethinking Urban Transportation Management
  • Contemporary Approaches in Property-led Urban Planning
  • Planning research: empirical research methods and techniques
  • Master's thesis project Urban and Regional Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

  • Applications will be carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. The committee determines whether all entry requirements as specified below are met.
  • Students with a Bachelor’s degree in planning studies (planologie) or in another closely related discipline (such as sociology, cultural anthropology and sociology, political science, economics, law, public administration, and beta gamma and/or future planet studies provided it includes the major planning) are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements.
  • International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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