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Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

University of Groningen

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
15000 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
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About

Do you wonder about how cities and urban regions can become more sustainable and liveable? How to design innovative policy solutions for pressing environmental, water and road infrastructure problems? Then the Environmental and Infrastructure Planning programme at the University of Groningen will fit you well. 

Overview

The Environmental and Infrastructure Planning programme at the University of Groningen is unique in integrating three elements: 

  • the analysis of urban and regional planning strategies and governance approaches for highly dynamic and complex situations
  • international comparative research and learning
  • a focus on environmental, water and infrastructure-related challenges. 

Bringing these elements together, you will examine policy programs for flood resilient cities, integrated road infrastructure solutions and tools for more environmentally friendly urban en regional development.

You will be part of an international classroom with students originating from different regions across the globe, some of them having experience in planning practice already. 

The dedicated staff will challenge you to rethink real-life planning problems by integrating concepts like self-organization, adaptive capacity, and transition management. 

Through a mix of interactive teaching methods, you will strengthen your collaboration and communication skills, and your ability to work and think independently.

Job prospects

The Master opens up a wide field of potential careers in both the public domain and the private sectors. Graduates:

  • Work in Governments: as policy advisors at international, national, provincial and local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management.
  • Work in Consultancy: as project managers national and international firms in engineering, design and sustainability.
  • Start their own business or go into research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Research and Planning Practice 
  • EIP: Interactive Workshop 
  • Planning Theory
  • Dilemmas in Infrastructure Planning 
  • Restricted Elective: Planning Methods for Smart Governance 
  • Project and Programme Management 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 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.
90
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree in spatial planning, urban/regional planning, urban/regional development, environmental management, human geography, land use planning and management, public administration (with a focus on spatial analysis and issues, e.g. minor related to urban planning or human geography), landscape architecture, water management, civil / transport engineering (with some basic knowledge on policymaking, e.g. minor related to public administration, governance or policy).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Due for update

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Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
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