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General information

The Master’s programme in Spatial Planning at the Radboud University is a one-year study programme (60 ECs) that can be done either full time or in dual mode. The Master’s programme in Spatial Planning offers four specialisations: Cities, Water and Climate Change; European Spatial and Environmental Planning; Planning, Land and Real Estate Development and Urban and Regional Mobility. Alternatively, students can opt for the flexible specialisation, which after completion of the core course programme offers the opportunity to make an own combination of courses from a list of relevant electives.

The Master’s programme prepares the next generation of spatial planners to take on the role as managers of on-going and future spatial transformations in cities and regions, think of: regenerating shopping districts or old industrial sites; designating water retention areas; shaping urban mobility concepts for the future. Related challenges vary in scale, from individual property to European policy making. In this programme, students develop a good understanding of planning and forms of practices. Required smart and sustainable solutions for current planning problems are generated in multi-actor settings responding to and working with different stakeholders.

The programme trains students to think outside existing boxes by combining a well-established core programme with electives that provide state-of-the-art specialist knowledge. Together with lecturers and practitioners, students develop new approaches for the solution of actual and future problems in cities and regions by adopting an integrative approach to spatial planning.

The education programme is strongly anchored in the department’s research activities, which guarantees the incorporation of the latest developments from science and planning practice. Most of the teaching is provided in a small classroom setting, which enables more interaction between professors and students and benefits the academic atmosphere. The programme is taught in English.

Studying abroad 
The Nijmegen School of Management believes it is important for students to spend time at a university abroad. Please note, in the Master’s this could mean you have to take longer to finish the programme. This enriches the study programme with knowledge and skills that are necessary to function in an internationally-oriented and multicultural society, a global economy and job market. The Nijmegen School of Management has over 180 Erasmus contracts, and more than 50 bilateral agreements with universities outside of Europe. For more information, go to the website of the International Mobility Office.

Career service
Whether you are a first-year Bachelor's or a Master's student, the Career Service helps you to understand what you need to do to prepare thoroughly for entering the job market.

Internships
Although the completion of an internship is not a formal requirement of our regular programme, students may combine their Master’s thesis project with a research internship.

As an alternative to the regular curriculum, the Master’s programme in Spatial Planning can also be taken in dual mode, in which students complete two work periods of four months in spatial planning practice. Participants in the dual mode can apply for work placements with selected partners of the dual mode programme and receive special guidance throughout their programme participation.

Honours programme
The Radboud Honours Academy offers talented and motivated students at Radboud University the opportunity to take a challenging, supplementary programme.