Spatial Planning

Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of spatial transformations - 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. Within the Master's Spatial Planning, you have a choice between four Master's specialisations.

  • Cities, Water and Climate Change

    Are you interested in climate proofing cities or in making cities climate-neutral? This Master's specialisation prepares students for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management.

  • European Spatial and Environmental Planning (SP)

    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.

  • Planning, Land and Real Estate Development

    This specialisation provides a land and real estate development perspective on urban development. The programme aims to prepare students for a future role as city developer, either in the public or in the private sector.

  • Urban and Regional Mobility

    Are you interested in increasingly complex flows of people and goods in the networked city and region? This Master's specialisation will for example look into different integrated mobility systems or transport modes at different spatial scales.

Pre-Master's

When your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Spatial Planning, you can, in some cases, enrol in a pre-Master's programme. A pre-Master’s programme is (usually) a one-year programme (60 ECs) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Spatial Planning. Finishing one of these programmes grants direct access to the Master’s programme.

  • Pre-master's Spatial Planning

    In some cases, when your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Spatial Planning, you can enrol in a pre-Master's programme.