1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 11,312
EUR 10,260
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This international and European dimension of planning in the nations and regions of the EU is the focus of this full-time international Master specialisation on ‘European spatial and environmental planning' (ESEP).  This programme challenges and stimulates students, who work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this they receive personal supervision and a thorough training in research methodology (including how to conduct meaningful comparisons).

During the twelve months of full-time study, students have the opportunity to critically discuss the spatial implications of EU policy in a comparative perspective, and to better understand the multi-level system of governance in an integrated European Union. The Master's specialisation gives attention to aspects of coordination of policies and actions vertically (among different levels of government), horizontally (among different policy sectors) and geographically (across administrative boundaries).

Entry Requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in spatial planning or a related area
  • A background in research methodology

Proficiency in English

  • TOEFL score of > 575 (paper based) or > 232 (computer based) or > 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS score of > 6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher