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Learning Opportunity: Master in Geography and Spatial Planning (académique)

Master in Geography and Spatial Planning (académique)

Course Information

The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning 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.

The programme addresses key social, economic and environmental challenges with a geographical and multi-scalar perspective. It provides a unique combination of academic courses and practical work. The student 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 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. The student can specialise in either advanced territorial and urban governance analysis or in advanced spatial analysis and modelling tools.

A Master Thesis has to be conducted during the fourth semester to complete the degree. The thesis can also be linked to an internship within a research or non-research institution

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Career opportunities:

This 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 the 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.

Duration Information: 

2 years (4 semesters but the duration of study may be extended).

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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. Students from related disciplines such as architecture, urban studies, regional economics, urban sociology, anthropology etc. are encouraged to apply and may be accepted on demonstration of sufficient knowledge in the relevant fields.

More details can be found on: https://wwwen.uni.lu/formations/flshase/master_in_geography_and_spatial_...

Admission Procedure: 

1/ Application dossiers

Candidates shall pre-register with the University of Luxembourg by completing an online application form.

2/ Online essay competition

3/ Personnal interviews

More details can be found here: https://wwwen.uni.lu/formations/flshase/master_in_geography_and_spatial_...


200 € /semester


120 ECTS

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Université du Luxembourg
Provider Contact Info: 

 Marie DELAFONT / Study and programme Administrator 

Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette

Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9573

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Master's degree