University of Luxembourg

Master in Geography and Spatial Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Master In Geography and Spatial Planning offered by the University of Luxembourg is designed to respond to the growing need for highly qualified experts that can embrace the multi-dimensionality and complexity of the evolution of cities and regions, reflecting global changes and local dynamics.

About

Despite the demand for European or transnational coordination in spatial planning, national planning cultures and concepts within Europe continue to be markedly heterogeneous. You will be prepared for understanding a wide range of European and transnational planning philosophies and processes, as well as transcending current limits.

The Master In Geography and Spatial Planning from the University of Luxembourg addresses key social, economic and environmental challenges with a geographical and multi-scalar perspective. Sustainable planning strategies require a holistic approach and push researchers and experts to enlarge the scope of their competences and move beyond singular disciplinary culture.

You will gain an understanding of integrative approaches and be trained in a wide range of approaches in geographical analysis and spatial planning. You will be prepared to meet the demands for sustainable spatial planning strategies and improved urban and territorial governance processes.

The University provides a unique combination of academic courses and practical work. You will learn to identify and explain conceptual and theoretical models and work with geographic information systems, computer-aided cartography, statistical tools as well as qualitative assessment and survey methods.

The programme builds on a mix of experienced researchers and practitioners. Teaching staff includes academic scholars from the University of Luxembourg and partner universities in order to stand at the forefront of research concepts and analysis techniques. In addition, distinguished experts from European and regional institutions and agencies contribute to the teaching programme, thus sharing best practice and enhancing the dialogue between academic research and planning practice.

Career

The Master leads to a variety of professional careers at different geographical scales and in various sectors, as well as an opening to PhD programmes.

Most of our graduates work in private and public spatial planning bodies, mobility and transport consultancies, urban and regional development agencies, European and cross-border institutions, as well as in universities and research centres.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Semester 1

  • Urban and Spatial Planning Theory and Concepts
  • Integrative Spatial Planning and Case Studies
  • Introduction to European integration
  • Global Environmental Change in the Anthropocene
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Statistics and Econometrics for Geographical Data
  • Introduction to Cartography and Geographical Information
  • Geographical Information Systems: Analysis and Mapping
  • English 1 (optional)
  • French 1 (optional)

Semester 2

  • European Territorial Trends and Policies
  • Territorial Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Quantitative Spatial Analysis
  • Cartography and GIS
  • Projects and Practice
  • Research Methods and Seminars
For more info please visit the programme website.

Lecturers


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

This Master’s course is open to students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at least three years of higher education in accordance with the Bologna prerequisites) in human geography or spatial planning who are looking for additional training in the realm of spatial analysis as well as European and cross-border issues. 

Main criteria for selection

  • Wide theoretical, conceptual and methodological knowledge in the field of spatial analysis and development.
  • Interest in academic research.
  • Practical experience in international/European research contexts. is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of English (written and spoken). Sufficient knowledge of at least one of the two other teaching languages (French/German) is an advantage. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Living costs for Luxembourg

950 - 950 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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