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What will I learn?

Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use urban 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 spatial research methods;
  • applying innovative knowledge and theories to come up with appropriate solutions;
  • evaluating and prioritizing alternative spatial development options;
  • conceptualize governance and management of cities.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The master Spatial Planning prepares you for a job as an independent and internationally recognized spatial planner in the sphere of policy-, project- and process management, or research. You will be able to work in the Netherlands or abroad from the local up to the European levels. With a broad perspective and a keen eye for various cultural and institutional contexts, planners are widely employed in a range of organizations. Some examples:

  • municipalities, provinces or (trans-)national government
  • research and consultancy firms
  • international profit and non-profit institutions
  • social and civil organizations
  • PhD student at a university

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Geosciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€17,078.00 (13,95,261) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Religious Studies if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills: A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities or in one of the social sciences; Proven interest in Religious Studies, as evidenced in a minimum of 30 EC in a relevant field at the Bachelor’s level; Knowledge of basic concepts in Religious Studies and insight into relevant methods; A high standard of academic achievement, as evidenced in an overall grade point average and a Bachelor’s thesis grade equaling “good” or better in the applicable national system. (Typically, Dutch grade 7.5; US grade B; ECTS grade C.) English language requirements: ELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93 with at least 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing (internet-based test), institutional scores are not accepted. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

You are eligible for the Master’s programme Spatial Planning provided you fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • An (inter)national academic Bachelor degree in Human Geography and Planning or one of the following: Social Sciences, Economics, Management and Organizational Sciences, Humanities and Law. Students should have demonstrable knowledge of issues related to Spatial Planning;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, both quantitative and qualitative methods for research in Social Sciences;
  • In addition to these requirements, the admission committee takes into account the specific grades for courses related to the Master’s programme, the overall development of grades during the Bachelor programme and the motivation for continuing studies.
  • You may still be eligible for admission if you have a Bachelor degree other than one of those enlisted above. In such cases, the admission committee may propose a Pre-Master’s programme to compensate for insufficiencies in previous education. Please note: a Pre-Master’s programme is only available for students with a Dutch educational background.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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