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Learning Opportunity: Spatial Planning and Management - Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território

Spatial Planning and Management - Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território

Course Information

The goals of the Spatial Planning and Management degree are:

 - To acquire basic concepts in the areas of Environment, Land Planning and Development, and Geographic Information Sciences;

 - To master methods and techniques of geographical analysis (data collection, selection, treatment and interpretation) and to apply these in geocomputational and real contexts;

 - To articulate geographical know-how with other know-hows, particularly when collaborating in multidisciplinary teams.

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The origins of the University of Lisbon date back to the Middle Ages.

In 2011 the University of Lisbon celebrated 100 years. It was the affirmation of its history, education, heritage, science, innovation, culture as well as projects for the future of the institution.

The Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning is now one of the 18 faculties and institutes belonging to the University of Lisbon, following the recent merger between the classical University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon.

IGOT-UL, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon is the leading school of geography and spatial planning in Portugal. IGOT-UL is a research-led institute, hosting the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), a research centre founded in 1946.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification 

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Economy; or Geography; or Descriptive Geometry

Prerequisites: Vision capacity

Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more information please check DGES website (in Portuguese).


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian FoundationFoundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright CommissionInstituto CamõesLuso-American Development FoundationFundação Oriente.


1067,85 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade de Lisboa
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Qualifications Awarded

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Bachelor in Spatial Planning and Management
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This course providing the graduates with the skills and knowledge to intervene on the conservation, fruition of nature and of patrimony, to evaluate and to prevent natural risks as well as to coordinate the planning and organization of the territory.

The applied component draws on modern methods and techniques, ranging from the traditional field observations, surveys and statistical analysis to cartography, derived from the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), satellite images and modelling.

Course Locations

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Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa

Edifício IGOT

Av. Prof. Gama Pinto

1649-003 Lisboa – Portugal

Tel.: +351 210 443 000 – Fax: +351 217 938 690

E-Mail: igot@ulisboa.pt

URL: http://www.igot.ulisboa.pt

Course location information:


By Subway: Cidade Universitária Station (Yellow Line)

By Carris bus: 701, 731, 735, 738, 755, 764, 768

Special arrangements:

There are 19 Student Residences, for accommodation of students of the Universidade de Lisboa, in the degrees of Bachelor and Master, which need to be away from their household for attendance of academic activities. The total accommodation capacity is 1023 beds, 645 for female students and 373 for male students. These beds are distributed through 496 rooms, of which 311 are doubles, 107 are triples and 78 are singles.

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The University Stadium of Lisboa is an excellent locality for engaging in physical activity and sports and, given its Higher Educational environment, it stands to reason that the stadium would try and cultivate scientific knowledge, particularly in the field of physical activity and sports.

There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, near the Tagus River and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.