Spatial Planning, M.Sc. | TU Dortmund University | Dortmund, Germany
12 months
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The Master of Science in Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University is a two-semester-program which welcomes especially students from the fields of urban and regional planning, spatial planning, and urban design.


Depending on the particular curriculum the students are able to choose seminars out of different specializations. The specializations taught in English are called „Urban Transformation“ and „Planning in the Global South“. 

With the consecutive master program Spatial Planning, students at TU Dortmund University acquire an additional professional qualification. At the same time, the master pro­gram serves as preparation for acquiring a doctorate.

The master program Spatial Planning qualifies students in particular to apply basic knowledge in spatial planning in new contexts on an inter­dis­ci­plin­ary basis and to extend their knowledge and skills individually in chosen fields of spatial planning re­search activities.


On the basis of the skills and abilities acquired in the spatial planning master program, spatial planners are qualified:

  • to scientifically analyse and evaluate the natural, social, cultural and technological prerequisites of applied spatial planning
  • to identify and evaluate the spatial ef­fects of social, economic and cultural developments on all spatial levels
  • to creatively cooperate in the development of spatial planning as a science on the basis of comprehensive scientific methods and in­ter­na­tio­nal re­search findings
  • to cooperate analytically, methodically as well as creatively in solutions for complex spatial planning assignments
  • to integrate global challenges like climate change and demographic change with their demands in the context of planning assignments on a local, regional and European level
  • to lead-manage and moderate comprehensive spatial planning projects as well as to lead inter­dis­ci­plin­ary task forces
  • to communicate the special interests and objects of spatial planning to political decision-makers and different social target groups on various planning and decision-making levels of spatial planning
  • to critically analyse and reflect the planners’ own actions against the background of current national and in­ter­na­tio­nal debates in spatial planning science

Programme Structure

Specializations include:

  • Urban Transformation
  • Planning in the Global South
  • Strategic Urban and Regional Development
  • Urban Planning
  • Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning
  • Spatial and Mobility Research
  • Real Estate Management
  • Renewable Energies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

Students are selected on the basis of their application and their previous education. The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor or Diploma degree (at least “satisfactory” [3.0]) with at least 240 ECTS in spatial planning or other related disciplines like geography, urban planning or architecture.

  • Highest school leaving certificate
  • Subject and grade overview of the highest school leaving certificate
  • Subject and grade overviews of your studies
  • Certificate of completion of studies
  • Information on the grading system of your­ university
  • Sworn translations of all documents in German or English
  • Additional country specific documents

Tuition Fee

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    • In Germany all public universities are free of tuition fees. However, students are requested to pay a social contribution fee.

Living costs for Dortmund

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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