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Spatial Sustainability Studies


The world faces large environmental and social challenges that need to be addressed to create a sustainable future for generations to come. Issues such as climate change, biodiversity, poverty and inequality are interconnected and context specific. The Master's programme in Spatial Sustainability Studies takes a spatial perspective to understand the interlinkages between these challenges, identify the main drivers and develop interventions to address them.


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Study programme

The Master's programme in Spatial Sustainability Studies is unique in its spatial perspective and the opportunity for students to exit the programme with a Master's degree in either Human Geography or Urban and Regional Planning. It combines environmental courses from both programmes and allows students to specialise in their field of choice.

Academic staff

Meet the people who organise this Master’s programme.


After graduating from the Master's programme Spatial Sustainability Studies you will have excellent international career opportunities within the spatial and sustainability domain. The specialisation degrees in Human Geography or Urban and Regional Planning are well established fields in both science and practice.  

Spatial Perspective on Sustainability

Degree in Urban Planning or Human Geography

From Analysis to Intervention

Is Spatial Sustainability Studies for you?

Are you interested in: 

  1. Deepening your knowledge and applying this knowledge for the benefit of society? 
  2. Solving complex environmental issues? 
  3. Using analyses to develop sustainability interventions? 
  4. Understanding the impact of climate change in urban and regional contexts?
  5. Studying in a personal and inspiring environment? 

Then Spatial Sustainability Studies might be the programme you have been looking for! 

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Human Geography or Urban and Regional Planning
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66620 or 66622
Location Roeterseiland campus