Career prospects

Our Spatial Planning graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills, critical perspective and sound academic understanding of the relationship between human activities, their spatial environment, and relevant spatial interventions enhancing their living environment.

Upon completion students will have knowledge of: interfaces between different planning concepts, sectors and interests; synergies that are found and trade-offs that are made along these interfaces; paths through which integrative planning is manifested in policy formulation, decision-making and projects at different geographical and institutional levels.

Spatial planners from Nijmegen work as policy maker, consultant or project manager for government, consulting firms, project developers, housing corporations or research institutes. Also, more and more of our alumni are working in international projects.

After your studies

Former students specializing in this field typically find jobs in the public sector (municipalities, provinces, ministry) and the private sector (real estate consultancies, housing corporations, development industry).

You will develop a deep understanding of land and real estate development, which makes you well suited for a job position such as:
•    Policy maker and project manager at municipalities, provinces, national government
•    Real estate consultant
•    Development manager housing corporation
•    Developer development company

Labour market information

From the graduates of the Master’s programme in Spatial Planning:

  • 74% found a job within 6 months after graduation.​
  • 73% of graduates think following the Master’s is a good base to start on the job market.​
  • 71% of graduates would choose the programme again.

Source: Studiekeuze123 & Alumni Survey Radboud University 2022.

Radboud Career Service

Radboud Career Service helps students with finding internships, gives career advice and can offer tips and guidance when applying for jobs.

Why stop learning after graduation?

In order to keep pace with the rapid progress in our current society, you must continue to work on your development even after getting a degree. This allows you to keep up with societal change and make a worthwhile contribution to both your personal development and to wider society. For any questions regarding this lifelong development, Radboud Academy is pleased to help you. So, are you looking to deepen your knowledge after obtaining a Master’s degree? Then a post-master might be something for you. Or do you want to learn to translate your academic skills into an actual job? Then you can participate in our Young Professional Programme after your master's (in Dutch).