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Spatial Sustainability Studies


Graduates of the Master's programme in Spatial Sustainability Studies are trained professionals with excellent national and international career opportunities within or outside the sphere of Geography and Urban Planning.

Where do our graduates work?

Our alumni find work at organisations such as:  

  • consultancy and research firms 
  • government agencies  
  • international environmental agencies 
  • Spatial planning and sustainability departments   
  • educational organisations  


Graduates of the programme Spatial Sustainability Studies will have developed skills in qualitative and quantitative spatial analyses and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). And they will be able to use these to develop interventions. They learn about planning processes and how to use tools such as stakeholder analysis and backcasting to go from plan to implementation

Career coaching during your Master's

You can make use of a wide variety of career tools and support from the UvA Student Careers Centre (SCC) during your studies. The SCC organises career events, workshops, training courses, as well as CV checks, interview practice sessions and much more. 

Career events

The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. They include workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practises for applying to jobs.