The focus of the Masters programme is on the international and European dimension to spatial and environmental planning in the nations and regions of the EU. During the twelve months of study, students have the opportunity to critically discuss the spatial implications of EU policy in a comparative perspective, and to better understand the multi-level system of governance in an integrated European Union. The Master specialisation gives attention to aspects of coordination of policies and actions vertically (among different levels of government), horizontally (among different policy sectors) and geographically (across administrative boundaries). Teaching and learning take place in small student groups and are based on interactive approaches. Reflecting the international orientation of the Master specialisation, there are provisions for student exchanges to European partner universities in the second semester.