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Study programme Pre-Master's Spatial Planning

In general, the pre-Master’s programme consists of core courses from our Bachelor’s programme, as well as courses in academic skills and methodology. Each Master’s specialisation has a specific pre-Master’s programme. Successful completion of this specific pre-Master’s will allow you to enrol in the associated Master’s specialisation. Below, you can find an overview of all pre-Master's options.


  • Dutch Research University students

    This pre-Master's programme is for Dutch students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a Bachelor's programme in a different field of study than Geografie, Planologie en Milieu. Together with a completed Bachelor's this pre-Master's gives access to the Master's of Spatial Planning.

    Curriculum Dutch Research University students
  • Dutch HBO students

    This pre-Master's programme is for students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a Bachelor's Degree from a university of applied sciences in a field related to Geography, Planning or Environment and wish to pursue a Master's in Spatial Planning. This pre-Master's gives, together with a completed Bachelor from a university of applied sciences, access to the Master's specialisations of Spatial Planning.

    Curriculum Dutch HBO students
  • International students

    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. A pre-Master’s programme is a one-year programme (60 EC’s) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Spatial Planning. The pre-Master’s programme grants access to all master’s specialisations of Spatial Planning. The study programme that you have to follow depends on your previous education. 

    Please note: the programme below is for pre-Master's students who start the programme in 2024-2025. The programmes and schedules are subject to change.

    Curriculum International students
  • Preparatory minor

    It is not possible for HBO students to be admitted directly to a Master’s programme. First, they must participate in a pre-Master’s programme that will provide them with the basic scientific knowledge and academic skills at the level of a university Bachelor’s programme. Successful, motivated HBO students can take a maximum of five courses in advance from the pre-Master's programme. This will reduce the costs of the pre-Master’s programme to be taken later.

    Curriculum Preparatory minor

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