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Urban and Regional Planning


Learn to analyse, understand and address the social, ecological and economic challenges of contemporary cities. The Master's programme in Urban and Regional Planning will teach you the skills, tools and approaches to reinvent urban futures.


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Study programme

With its diverse study programme of themes and learning approaches, the programme will allow you to examine and understand the governance processes that shape the social and built environment of cities; to critically reflect and address the limits and opportunities of current policies tackling the socio-ecological questions of present urbanization; to know the historical roots and path dependencies of present planning processes; and to engage with imaginative and experimental methods of urban imagination and policy making.

Credits: Enrico Savini
Credits: Federico Savini
Credits: Federico Savini

Academic staff

The expertise of our academic staff connects planning to geography, sociology, anthropology and political science.


The Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, both at operational and strategic advisory levels. You will obtain specialized knowledge of complex planning processes. The planning action and research skills will be employable in public, private and non-governmental working environments.

Teaching embedded in research by our staff

Tailor-made thesis supervision

Strong international orientation

Embedded in Amsterdam and Dutch planning practice

Is Urban and Regional Planning for you?

If you are interested in:

  1. How to understand, research and analyze urbanization
  2. How to deal with different stakeholders in urban governance
  3. How to experiment with creative solutions to social, ecological and economic problems occurring in cities
  4. How to imagine more just and sustainable built environments

Then consider applying for this programme.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc 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 66622
Location Roeterseiland campus