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Other courses, in English

All courses at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences are offered in English. Most of these courses are available to visiting exchange students, although certain restrictions apply. Some courses have (very) restricted capacity (degree-seeking students at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences are prioritized; sometimes then our 'own' exchange students are prioritzed); some courses have entry requirements. Always, students should be able to take courses in their regular format, including the regular examination procedure (and dates/times). Courses taught at the MSc (Master’s) level are only available for students that can submit a photocopy of a BSc (Bachelor's) diploma.

Course information, lecture dates and times and exam dates and times are subject to change. Most courses run in the teaching weeks of the semester block specified in the left column.

The two courses offered by the International School of Spatial Policy Studies, Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies: The Dutch Experience and Spatial Planning Group Project, both offered in Bachelor’s and Master’s versions, are included in the overview.  

2019/2020 - Bachelor level courses, Faculty of Spatial Sciences

semester

courses in 2019/2020 - click on the link for detailed course information

1-a

(September 2, 2019 -

November 8, 2019)

Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies: The Dutch Experience (10 EC) (this course runs to November 22, 2019)

Urbanism and Planning (10 EC)

Migration and Development (10 EC)

Physical Geography (5 EC)

Reflecting on Human Geography and Spatial Planning (5 EC)

Power of Design (5 EC)

Mobility and Infrastructure Planning (10 EC)

1-b

(November 11, 2019 -

January 31, 2020)

Healthy Ageing (5 EC)

Population and Development (5 EC)

Economic Geography (10 EC)

People, Place and Culture (10 EC)

Statistics 1 (5 EC)

Urbanism Atelier (5 EC)

Water and Planning (10 EC)

Spatial Planning Group Project (5 EC) (early version for students that need to leave late December: October 14 - December 18, 2019; regular version November 11, 2019 - January 22, 2020)

Real Estate Principles (5 EC)

Geographies of the United States (5 EC)

2-a

(February 3, 2020 -

April 10, 2020)

Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies (10 EC)

Philosophy of Social Science, Human Geography and Planning (5 EC)

Geography, Planning and the European Union (5 EC)

Introduction to Academic Research (5 EC)

Geographical Information Systems (10 EC)

Governance Dynamics (10 EC)

Environment and Engineering (5 EC)

Statistics 2 (5 EC)

2-b

(April 13, 2020 -

June 19, 2020)

Spatial Planning Group Project (5 EC) - note: not delivered in April/June 2020

Population Geographies (10 EC)

Planning and environment (5 EC)

Spatial Design Atelier (10 EC)

Rural-Urban Relations (5 EC)

Spatial Design Standards and Conditions (5 EC)

Methods for Academic Research (10 EC)

Landscapes (5 EC) )

Comparative Urbanism (5 EC) (restricted capacity *)

* restricted capacity - degree-seeking students in the bachelor programs of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences have priority rights in enrolling in these courses. Only if sufficient spots are available for exchange students, will it be possible for exchange students to enroll in these courses. This will only be clear shortly before the courses start.

2019/2020 - Master level courses, Faculty of Spatial Sciences

semester

courses in 2019/2020 - click on the link for detailed course information

1-a

(September 2, 2019 -

November 8, 2019)

Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies (10 EC)

Planning Theory (5 EC)

Economic Geography: Theory and Application (5 EC)

Comparative Research and Planning Practice (5 EC)

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development (5 EC)

Population, Health and Place (5 EC) (restricted capacity *)

Working with Data in Population Research (5 EC)

Interaction, Society and Space (5 EC)

1-b

(November 11, 2019 -

January 31, 2020)  

Spatial Economics (5 EC)

Dilemmas in infrastructure planning (5 EC)

Life Tables and Population Projections (5 EC)

Planning Methods for Smart Governance (5 EC) (very restricted capacity*)

Spatial Analysis with GIS (5 EC) (very restricted capacity*)

Spatial Planning Group Project (5 EC) (early version for students that need to leave late December: October 14 - December 18, 2019; regular version November 11, 2019 - January 20, 2020)

Spatial Econometrics (5 EC) (very restricted capacity *)

Migration, Families and Households (5 EC)

Engaging Society for Spatial Transformation (5 EC)

Project and Programme Management (5 EC) (very restricted capacity *)

2-a

(February 3, 2020 -

April 10, 2020)

Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies: The Dutch Experience (10 EC)

Transitions in Water Management (5 EC)

Regional Labour Market Analysis (5 EC)

Reinventing Environmental Planning (5 EC)

City Matters (5 EC) (very restricted capacity*)

Advanced Statistical Analysis (5 EC)

Revitalizing Neighbourhoods (5 EC)

Contemporary Population Issues (5 EC) (restricted capacity *)

2-b

(April 13, 2020 -

June 19, 2020)

Spatial Planning Group Project (5 EC) - note: not delivered in April/June 2020

Infrastructure, Economy and Space (5 EC)

Social impact assessment (5 EC)

Living Lab Sustainables Places (5 EC) (very restricted capacity *)

* (very) restricted capacity - courses with a limited number of participants; (specific groups of) degree-seeking students in the master programs of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences have priority rights in enrolling in these courses. Only if sufficient spots are available for exchange students, will it be possible for exchange students to enroll in these courses. This will only be clear shortly before the courses start.

2019/2020 - Other courses, Bachelor level and Master level, University of Groningen

Students entering the University of Groningen as an exchange student at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences are expected to take most of their courses at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, but are allowed to take no more than 10 EC per semester at other faculties of the University of Groningen.

Please consult Ocasys for courses offered at other faculties of the University of Groningen. Be advised that many courses that can be found through the 'Ocasys' course catalog are courses with entry requirements or capacity restrictions (e.g., if you want to take a course from the Faculty of Economics and Business, you must first submit a transcript demonstrating a full year, 60 EC's, of courses completed in Economics or Business Management; even then, other requirements might apply). Only when it is explicitly mentioned that the course is opened for exchange students, it might be possible for exchange students from other Faculties/Schools to take those courses. Also, a number of courses in 'Ocasys' are presented with an English title, although the courses are delivered in the Dutch language. In all cases, contact the International Office of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences for assistance.

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