Study programme

Study load

Your study load is measured using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One EC or study credit equals 28 hours of study. The courses of a Master's programme are generally 7,5 EC, that is 210 hours of study. Spatial Planning is an one-year Master’s programme in which you have to earn 60 credits in total. As a full-time student you normally take 8 courses per academic year. You take about 4 courses as a part-time student.


Your study programme consist of:

  • courses (30 EC)
  • research project (30 EC)

See the course calendar for the planning and a description of the content of these parts of the programme. You will find a complete overview and background of the programme in the Study Guide.


On your study progress review in OSIRIS you can see which course you have finished and which you still have to take. It also shows your options. Here you can also find your obtained study results, so you can see to what extend you meet the exam requirements to obtain your degree. As such it is a useful tool when you are planning your study programme. The Study Advisor is always available to give you advice on your plan.