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Surveying and Planning, MSc in Technology, Cand.Tech.

Land Management

Land Management

Would you like to work with development of places in both urban and rural areas? Are you interested in the governance, regulation and planning of land and the use of land? The Master of Science (MSc) in Land Management is based on research and practice concerning spatial development, regulation of property and land use, spatial planning and land economics . It explores the limits and opportunities of governance structures and processes, legislation and technology in dealing with place development. Hence, it offers a complex, interdisciplinary, and solution-oriented approach in dealing with land management issues.

The aim of the programme in Surveying, Planning and Land Management with specialisation in Land Management is to provide you with knowledge and competence in dealing with spatial development, governance and land administration systems. It inspires the development and implementation of land-use related policies and regulation, as well as specific land management strategies and spatial plans in both urban and rural areas.

Land management is a central activity in society that plays a deciding part in the economy and in the organisation of land related rights and responsibilities. It is a key element in how we shape democracy, living conditions and the environment. It deals with managing relations between people, policies and places in support of sustainable spatial development. Land management is therefore concerned with the actual governing as well as innovations in the governance of land. It includes careful consideration of the interaction between public authorities, private developers and businesses, land owners, and citizens.

It takes two years to attain a Master's degree in Land Management, and during this time you will meet a wide range of researchers and professionals who will present you with new knowledge and practices in key areas.

The study programme is internationally oriented, and attracts Danish as well as international students. Furthermore, the programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study as well as study trips inside and outside Denmark during the 3rd semester.

You can read on in this study guide about the academic content of Land Management at Aalborg University. 


At Aalborg University, you will encounter....


When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.


Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.


At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.


This specialisation is offered at our campusses in Aalborg as well as Copenhagen. Learn more about student life in Aalborg and student life in Copenhagen.


Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

learn more about Pbl at aau