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Master Urban and Regional Planning

Career prospects

Urban and Regional Planning (MSc)

An education in the social sciences will impart a broad range of skills that easily translate into a multitude of careers.

Students with a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning can expect enhanced career opportunities in the public domain as well as in the private sectors. Specific career examples from alumni of the Urban and Regional Planning programme are:

  • Junior Registrar at Jong Management VNO VCW
  • Consultant for metropolitan development (Grontmij)
  • Project leader assistant in water management (Waternet)
  • PhD researcher on megaprojects
  • Policy advisor for spatial development at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
  • Location Strategy Consultant, Ahold Europe

Career support 

To support you in your career goals, the University offers a variety of resources:

GSSS Career Event 

Twice a year the GSSS hosts a Career Event, where you can meet organisation representatives and alumni, and receive helpful tips and feedback about searching for a job as a graduate.

UvA Careers Centre (LAC)

The career advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help students with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competencies, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals.

With an increasing number of international students each year, the UvA is truly an international university. UvA graduates from all over the world find their way to interesting careers, whether in the Netherlands or abroad. The Student Careers Centre is specialised in advising international (non-Dutch) UvA graduates about job seeking in the international labour market.