Is this programme for you?

The Master's programme Spatial Planning (previously known as Planologie) trains you to solve conflicting interests on urban land. Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use land – learn to balance them and find sustainable solutions. As a planner, you are also directly involved in preparing public policy for sustainable cities. Apply appropriate methods and instruments that contribute to sustainable, smart, and inclusive spatial policy. Learn how to develop innovative concepts and manage complex governance processes for the sustainable use of spatial resources such as land and shape the urban environment of the future.

Programme objectives

The programme in Utrecht prepares you to approach issues such as, facilitating sustainable urban (re)development, finding answers to changing socio-spatial demands (such as demographic or climate change), dealing with complexities of metropolitan areas and real estate development in difficult economic times, or governance of environmental changes in an uncertain climate. Therefore, you will be trained in:

  • analysing spatial problems with dedicated scientific methods;
  • applying innovative knowledge and theories to come up with appropriate solutions;
  • evaluating and prioritising alternative spatial development options;
  • governance and management of cities. 

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Spatial Planning
  • Programme: Spatial Planning
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
66622
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Duration:
1 year
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
60
Start of studies:
September
Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Geosciences
Graduate school:
Geosciences