Master in Geography and Spatial Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
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.


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 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:

  • 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


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.
  • Very good knowledge of English (written and spoken). Sufficient knowledge of either French or German is considered an advantage.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Luxembourg

  • 1212 - 2070 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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