Goals and career prospects
At the end of the degree programme, students are capable of these competences and learning outcomes:
- Theory: autonomously explaining, critically assessing and adequately applying available theories and concepts, current developments and scientific debates to complex planning issues.
a. describing and analysing the relationship between institutions and their effect on spatial use at the local/regional level, while taking account of societal, economic, technological, legal and financial aspects (at various levels of actors);
b. to evaluate the relationship between spatial development and policy, taking account of transnational developments, differences between countries;
c. the capacity to develop and implement creative and innovative strategies.
- Research: autonomously designing and performing a scientifically valid and societally relevant planning study, supporting the methodological and theoretical choices made, and translating the results into recommendations for policy on a planning issue.
- Reflection: critically reflecting on the limitations and normative assumptions involved in planning research conducted by the student or others.
- Communication: in a scientifically credible fashion, communicating and reporting on analyses and research, and adequately accounting for this analysis and research, in writing and orally, in both academia and in a professional environment.
The career prospects for the Master’s programme in Spatial Planning differ depending on which Master’s specialisation you choose, Cities, Water and Climate Change; European Spatial and Environmental Planning; Planning, Land and Real Estate Development and Urban and Regional Mobility.
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