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MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

University of Groningen
12-24 months
Master's degree
On campus

Program description

Study Environmental & Infrastructure Planning

The MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning (EIP) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is a 1-year masters degree with an option of an additional 12 months in order to obtain a double degree, either in Development Planning & Infrastructure Management or Water & Coastal Management.

Focusing on the sustainable planning of environmental issues, infrastructure, and water, the MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning explores the relationship between societal and political processes from a spatial planning perspective. This Master of Science degree also examines infrastructure development, realisation and management, concerning roads, utilities, resources and water systems.

Designed for students who are interested in creating policy solutions for problems in the fields of environment, water and infrastructure, the MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning emphasises the integration of these fields, and internationally comparative learning.

Upon completion of the MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, graduates can look at a wide range of career options, such as all different levels of governmental civil service, policy advisors in international, national, provincial and local offices in charge of spatial planning, transportation or water management and in consultancy firms. MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning graduates can also pursue their own businesses.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements for the MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Sufficient knowledge of English, demonstrated by the following minimum test scores: TOEFL 550/213/79 or IELTS 6.0

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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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