Master in Geography and Spatial Planning (académique)

The Master of Geography and Spatial Planning runs over two years (four semesters) with a total of 120 ECTS and includes a variety of learning activities, such as lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and urban field work. Most courses are organised in interactive and problem-oriented forms, providing you with advanced conceptual and methodological knowledge as well as realistic situations that challenge your scientific and organisational problem-solving capacities.

Thematic areas and methodological approaches

The programme is divided into nine categories, each one reflecting different thematic areas and methodological approaches of geography and spatial planning.

  •      Urban and Spatial Planning
  •      European Territorial Trends and Policies
  •      Territorial Governance and Policy Analysis 
  •      Quantitative Spatial Analysis
  •      Cartography and GIS
  •      Geographical Modelling
  •      Projects and Practice
  •      Research Methods and Seminars
  •      Master thesis
  •      + Open courses and optional language courses

The Master of Geography and Spatial Planning combines both the strength of a very integrated programme via a set of common mandatory courses, and the strength of a flexible programme via specialisation options from the second semester on. You can specialise in either advanced territorial and urban governance analysis or in advanced spatial analysis and modelling tools.

To complete your degree, you are required to conduct a Master thesis during the fourth semester. You will have to prove your ability to work independently and scientifically on a research topic of your choice. The thesis can also be linked to an internship within a research or non-research institution

Study handbook

Please find in the following handbook the detailed structure and curriculum of the Master.