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Master'sEuropean Spatial and Environmental Planning | Spatial Planning

This Master's in Spatial Planning teaches you to become a spatial planner who can engage with EU policies, cooperate with planners across borders and coordinate with other sectors like environment and economic development.

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Something for you?

  • This programme looks beyond domestic policies and beyond spatial and environmental planning within one country.
  • It acknowledges the significant role the EU nowadays plays in our policies and practices.
  • This Master's focuses on the influence of the EU and international policies and how to cooperate with planners in other countries.
  • This programme is policy-oriented with links to planning practice.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application

What will you learn

Although the main focus of European Spatial and Environmental Planning lies on the European Union and its policies and influences, the programme also addresses international policies and legislation that influence spatial planning, notably in relation to climate change. We look at the different positions member states and influential global players have on contemporary themes and critically discus how solutions can be found that would benefit all. You’ll better understand the multi-level system of governance in the integrated European Union, how EU policies are made and the influence they have on spatial planning systems, and how professionals can engage in European policy debates.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

This Master’s prepares you for a career as:

  • Policy maker in the field of sustainability and spatial planning on different levels in Europe
  • Environmental Practitioner or consultant in Environment and Planning
  • Academic analyst

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What is the role of France in the elaboration of the Integrated Maritime Policy of the European Union?
  • What is the influence of the European Union on spatial and environmental planning in the member states and regions?
  • Is there empirical evidence of a developing polycentric urban region in the LarissaVolos area in Greece?
  • How do EU policies for environment, renewable energy and regional development influence spatial planning policies and practices?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.