Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning
\ge of Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted by the various courses in the programme, where they are contextualised and problematised with the objective of developing amongst the students a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also supposed to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice in various projects and assignments. By integrating theory in the design of urban environment on different levels, the programme aims to provide students with an advanced insight and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning.
- be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary field to which spatial planning belongs, where social science, natural science and technology meet and are amalgamated into spatial planning.
- be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of subjects, disciplines and knowledge areas applicable for solving qualified assignments and to critically examine design plans and written documents.
- be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research and development issues in spatial planning.
- be able to demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge in planning and design of the spatial environment, and of tasks included in the working field of spatial planning.
- in a reflective and analytical way, be able to demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge from tested practice, subject areas and science fields which are relevant for processing of complex planning problems. Working with planning and design of the spatial environment requires the ability to tackle and evaluate situations and issues where information may be limited.
- be able to demonstrate ability to independently and creatively identify and formulate problems related to the field of planning and design, such as social, economic, ecological, democratic and aesthetic issues, and with appropriate methods in these areas plan and conduct qualified assignments on a level that promotes development of the professional area of spatial planning.
- be able to demonstrate ability to communicate and argue knowledge and conclusions in the field of spatial planning with groups and actors affected or involved in spatial planning.
- be able to demonstrate ability to make assessments with regard to social, economic and ecological sustainability within the area of spatial planning based on tested practice and available scientific knowledge.
- be able to demonstrate ability to take ethical aspects in consideration when working with people, institutions, organisations and associations which are affected of science and development in spatial planning.
Courses autumn semester 2014
- Introduction to Swedish planning system, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
- Suburban development and transformation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
- Sustainable urban form, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
- Urban Landscapes
Courses spring semester 2015
- Theory and methodology of research, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
- Sustainable urban planning and design, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
- Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Spatial Planning with an emphasis on Sustainable urban planning
General entry requirements
- To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must:
- have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
- be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements.
Last updated March 10, 2016