Taught course

Spatial Planning

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a spatially-oriented discipline 2.Proficiency in English (A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18 or a IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0, or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher). 3.A background in research methodology

Months of entry


Course content

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 program sub-title ‘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.

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 a specialisation that best reflects your passion for spatial planning. Radboud University offers the following specialisations in this field, plus the option of constructing your own specialisation:

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.


The aims and objectives of the two-year specialisation in PLANET Europe are similar to those of European Spatial and Environmental Planning. With this Erasmus Mundus programme you’ll live in two countries and gain two diplomas from different universities once you successfully complete the programme.

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.

Career prospects

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 Radboud University work as a policy maker, consultant or project manager for the government, consulting firms, project developers, housing corporations or research institutes. Also, more and more of our alumni are working in international projects.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1.515,00 (€ 1,984)
International students
£ 6.682,00 (€ 9,232)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admission Office