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Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
14650 EUR/year
2083 EUR/year
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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. 

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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
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

    14650 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14650 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Check the official programme website for information about funding options.

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