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Spatial Planning
Universitetas:Radboud University
Miestas, Šalis:Nijmegen, Nyderlandai
Studijų trukmė:1 m.
Programos sritys:Architecture & Construction, Environmental Sciences
Studijų kaina:€1984
Programos pradžia:2016-09-01
Stojimo pabaiga:2016-04-15

Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of those 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. The programme's subtitle ‘managing smart cities and regions’ reflects the challenges of current and coming urban societies, at a time that ambitions for a ‘New Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century are formulated, with policies and strategies to create more sustainable and equitable urban spaces.

Why study Spatial Planning at Radboud University?

  • You are interested to develop a different understanding of planning and forms of practices. Required smart and sustainable solutions for current planning problems are generated in multi-actor settings responding to and working with different stakeholders.
  • You want to create socially, environmentally, economically just places.
  • We’re a small, almost ‘family-like’ department that covers a broad range of topics with a strong track record in related research. This means that you’ll have the advantage of enjoying plenty of one-on-one contact with expert supervisors while pursuing a topic that is of personal interest to you.
  • We are offering a programme with English as language of communication, but in which students have the choice to complete assignments, exams and their thesis in either Dutch or English language.
  • This programme trains students to think outside given boxes, by combining a well-established core programme with electives providing state of the art specialist knowledge.

In the Urban Innovation Space course, students develop together with lecturers and practitioners new approaches for the solution of actual and future problems in cities and regions adopting an integrative approach of spatial planning. The course consists of an intense project period in which students work in a ‘studio’ on assignment(s), which they have to present at the end of the period. Students formulate, in groups, strategic visions for a study area, accompanied by sound and feasible short- and long-term development agendas.

Upon completion students will have knowledge of:

  • interfaces between different planning concepts, sectors, specializations 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.

You can choose one of these specialisations:

  • Cities, Water and Climate Change
    The specialisation prepares students for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management.
  • European Spatial and Environmental Planning
    This specialisation will teach 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
    The program aims to prepare students for a future role as city developer, either in the public or in the private sector.
  • Urban and Regional Mobility
    The specialisation prepares students for working on the nexus between mobility and spatial, water and environmental management.
  • Vision and Strategy Building for Cities and Regions
    This specialisation will focus on the strategic and visionary elements of what might be called the ‘new’ planning enterprise.
  • Free specialisation
    We also offer you the opportunity to make your own combination of courses from a list of relevant electives, next to completing the core course programme. For more information, please contact the student advisor.

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.

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.

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a spatially-oriented discipline
    In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree from spatially-oriented disciplines, such as spatial planning, human geography, social and political sciences of the environment.
  2. A background in research methodology
    Because of the academic nature of this programme, we require all our students to have basic training in research processes, e.g. research design and data-analysis
  3. Proficiency in English
    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:
    Passed TOEFL score of 90 (no subscore lower than 18).
    Passed IELTS score of 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0).


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