Study Programmes Master in Geography and Spatial Planning

Career opportunities

We encourage graduates to become informed, responsible global citizens complementary to whatever professional ambitions they hold. Our graduates hold positions in many diverse sectors & successfully find employment in Luxembourg (those with local languages), across Europe & internationally. Career pathways include:
• Policy & Government
• Academia & research
• Transport & logistics
• NGOs & International Development
• Teaching & Education

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    Objectives

    Responding to the need for qualified experts that embrace the multidimensionality of sustainability transitions

    The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning focuses on the comparative aspects of geography and planning with
    a particular emphasis on cross-border issues. Luxembourg and the Greater Region are used as a case study and as a theoretical frame for analysis. Students will be prepared for understanding a wide range of European and transnational planning philosophies and processes, as well as transcending current limits.

    The programme addresses social, economic and environmental challenges with a geographical and multi-scalar perspective. Sustainable planning
    strategies require a holistic approach and push researchers and experts to enlarge the scope of their competences and move beyond a singular disciplinary culture.
    Students are encouraged to think critically and reflectively.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the programme, students have:

    • developed theoretical knowledge and expertise in spatial dynamics, geographical analysis and European planning theory, practices and processes especially linked to urban transformations and regeneration.
    • acquired understanding to explain and evaluate relevant research on spatial dynamics, geographical analysis and European planning theory, practices and processes.
    • developed skills in managing, analysing and interpreting qualitative and/or quantitative research & geographic data for spatial enquiry and problem-solving.
    • acquired spatial analysis skills in R and ESRI ARCGIS PRO.
    • explored the multi-dimensionality and multi-scaled complexity of the evolution of cities and (cross-border) regions.
    • developed professional judgment to understand issues associated with inequality and sustainability in society and its environment.