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Master’s-degree-study of Spatial Research and Spatial Planning

Pleased find detailed information on the Master’s-degree-study of Spatial Research and "Spatial Planning" in the bulletin of the University of Vienna (in german only):


Study objectives

The main objectives in the master’s-degree-study Spatial Research and Spatial Planning at the University of Vienna are to impart the students knowledge and skills which are relevant for a future job in the field of spatial research and spatial planning on different scale levels. For that reason it is necessary to build up and to sharpen perception, examination and analysis competences of spatial, social, economic and political processes. The graduates should have a sociosci-entific and multiparadigmatic focus, be able to act scientifically independently and have a critical consciousness of ideology. Furthermore the students will be prepared for a possible PhD-study.
 
The graduates of the master’s-degree-study Spatial Research and Spatial Planning at the University of Vienna should have founded knowledge – beyond the bachelor’s-degree-program – of the content, organization and practice of the spatial planning in Austria and Europe, knowledge of the instruments of spatial planning and their implications, empirical and theoretical knowledge of societal and sociospatial development trends (including the gender critical society analysis) as well as the application assurance of quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical regional research (including cartography).


Modules of the Master’s-degree-study of Spatial Research and Spatial Planning

The curriculum consists of the following modules (including the corresponding ECTS-points):

  • Module on  deepening methods in spatial research (6 ECTS)
  • Module on concepts, instruments and legal basics of spatial planning (10 ECTS)
  • Module on spatial development processes and societal political steering possibilities (15 ECTS)
  • Modules on spatial research and spatial planning in theory and practice (total 24 ECTS)
  • Optional module I and II (15 ECTS each)
  • Module excursion (5 ECTS)
  • Master thesis and exam (30 ECTS)



see also:

  • Diploma and Doctoral students
  • Service area for students

 


 

Analysis of urban environment:
example of Baton Rouge (USA)
(Source: IfGR, University of Vienna)



Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
(Source: IfGR, University of Vienna)

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