Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen focuses on the sustainable planning of infrastructure. This means that you will not only explore infrastructure planning, realization and management concerning roads, utilities and water systems; you will also learn about the relationship between societal and political processes.

About

Do you wonder about how cities and urban regions can become more sustainable and liveable? How to design innovative policy solutions for pressing environmental, water and road infrastructure problems? 

Then the international Master's programme in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen will fit you well. 

The programme is unique in integrating three elements: (1) the analysis of urban and regional planning strategies and governance approaches for highly dynamic and complex situations, (2) international comparative research and learning, and (3) a focus on environmental, water and infrastructure related challenges. Bringing these elements together, you will examine policy programs for flood resilient cities, integrated road infrastructure solutions and tools for more environmental friendly urban en regional development.

Job prospects

The Master opens up a wide field of potential careers in both the public domain and the private sectors. Our graduates:

  • Work in Governments: as policy advisors at international, national, provincial and local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management.
  • Work in Consultancy: as project managers national and international firms in engineering, design and sustainability.
  • Start their own business or go into research.

Programme Structure

Programme options:
  • Development Planning and Infrastructure Management (Double Degree) (specialization)
  • Water and Coastal Management (Double Degree) (specialization)
Courses include:
  • Comparative Research and Planning Practice
  • EIP: Interactive Workshop 
  • Planning Theory 
  • Master's Thesis EIP 
  • Dilemmas in Infrastructure Planning 
  • Planning Methods and Evaluation/Project and Programme Management/other elective
  • Reinventing Environmental Planning 
  • Transitions in Water Management 
  • Professional Development
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Credits
                  60 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                  Book IELTS
                • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                  180

                  The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                  Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                • Minimum required score:

                  580

                  The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                • Minimum required score:

                  92

                  The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                Academic Requirements

                • English on VWO level
                • Bachelor degree in spatial planning, urban/regional planning, urban/regional development, environmental management, human geography, land use planning and management, public administration, landscape architecture, water management*, civil / transport engineering* (*with a focus on policy making, e.g. minor related to public administration, governance or policy. 
                • Scholarships need to cover the full 12 months programme. 

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  14200 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                  2006 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Groningen

                750 - 1000 EUR/month
                Living Costs

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

                Funding

                Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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