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History of Architecture and Town planning


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The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning explores the evolution of cities, villages, and landscape design in Europe within the continuously changing global environment.Cities, neighbourhoods, buildings, parks, and cultural landscapes define the setting of our everyday life. No other human-made artifacts document the evolution of social relations, economic trends, technological innovations, philosophical views on humans and nature, politics, society, and culture more eloquently than architecture and urbanism. Our built heritage connects us to our past and helps us to position ourselves in the world around us. It helps us envision our future. Moreover, the impact of cities and buildings on health is self-evident – urban planners gave us our water management systems, and architects designed functional public housing and healthcare buildings. They are fascinating works of architecture that impact people’s mental and physical health, happiness, and well-being. This Master's track provides students with a rich and varied introduction to the history and theory of architecture and urban planning, cultural heritage, and healthy cities. It offers our students a progressive approach to architectural and urban history and theory, fit for our transforming times. Some of the courses we offer are affiliated with the Expertise Center Architecture, Urbanism and Health and




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,700

€ 15,900


Application requirements

Students with a Bachelor's degree in Art History, Architecture, Spatial Planning, Archaeology, History, Urban Studies or Design Studies are directly admissible to this Master's track. University of Groningen students with a BA in: - American Studies - Arts Culture and Media - Communication & Information Sciences - Dutch Languages and Cultures - English Language and Culture - European Languages and Cultures - Media Studies - Minorities & Multilingualism with a Faculty Minor (30 ECTS) in

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,700
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Aug '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 15 Aug '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 15 Aug '26 1 May '26


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