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Society, Sustainability and Planning

Master

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The master programme in Society, Sustainability and Planning centres around understanding the human factor in spatial interventions.Society, Sustainability and Planning promotes a novel understanding of how to transform the built environment in collaboration with its users. Our courses pay attention to the social, cultural, political, and economic environment in which decision-making on spatial interventions takes place.The emergence of self-organizing citizen collectives is a critical change in today's societal strive for sustainable places and futures. SSP emphasizes the role of citizens in shaping places. We interrogate why different stakeholders and social groups embrace, contest, or reject spatial changes, and how we can design their surroundings in such a way that it meets their diverse needs. We present spatial justice is a leading principle to design cities of the future. Moreover, we pay explicit attention to the ways in which spatial planning can contribute to achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals, such as healthy ageing, a clean environment, and eliminating poverty, in collaboration with citizens and civil society actors.Our programme highlights the social aspects of the global transition towards a more sustainable society. Sustainability challenges are interconnected with the communities that face them. As such, our students learn to adopt new methodolog

Language

English

Title

Master of Science

Duration

1 year

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Admission

Application requirements

Access with research university, bachelor degree: Human Geography and Regional and Urban Planning, Spatial Planning and Design, Urban studies, Land Use Planning and Management, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration and Cultural Geography. You might also have access with Urban/Rural Sociology (with a focus on place-space theories and governance), Environmental Management (with a focus on governance/policy/public administration). Environmental Psychology (with a focus on governance/policy/

In order to asses you previous education the Admissions Board requires course descriptions.

English on VWO level or one of the following equivalents: * IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section * TOEFL internet based: Overall: 90 Reading: 18 Listening: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 21 * Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE) * European Baccalaureate, English level L1 or L2 * Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure A prospective student can always appl

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Aug '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 15 Jan '25 -
1 Sep '25 15 Aug '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 15 Jan '26 -
1 Sep '26 15 Aug '26 1 May '26

Scholarships

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Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

Contact

University of Groningen

Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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