The Master in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics is targeted at students with an interest in urban and regional, transport, environmental, or real estate economics. It allows you to specialize in one of these four fields, but also offers the opportunity to combine courses from all these fields.
The programme offers you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to tackle complex problems at a high level of abstraction, keeping in mind the need to translate theoretical solutions into clear-cut policy advice. The contents are firmly rooted in economics, but shed light on the multi-disciplinary nature of many real-world policy questions.
The programme addresses highly relevant and closely interrelated policy issues in today’s modern society in the field of regional development (such as the advantages of agglomerations), urban problems (such as crime), transport policies (such as traffic congestion management), environmental degradation (such as climate change), real estate economics (such as housing shortage and public housing). As such, it is concerned with many aspects of society in which space, distance and networks play a fundamental role.