Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Sweden

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Urban and Regional Planning

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Urban and regional planning of land for the use of large groups of people is a field that requires one to have a great deal of knowledge. The most important subjects include planning, metropolitan development dynamics and implementation.  

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

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Master's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Best Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Sweden 2016/2017. Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are focused on sustainable development with specialization in either Human Geography, Political Science or Sociology. These three courses start with a joint course module in method and analysis, which develops your insights and skills in methods and analyses of particular relevance to sustainable development. You practice your abilities and skills in operationalizing by working with different sustainability indicators and by working creatively to develop new, alternative indicators. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and abilities in traditional field-studies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skills in forward-looking studies, like scenario techniques and prognosis. The second semester ends with thematic studies and an independent project. Specific entry requirements A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study human geography, sociology, political science, history, gender studies, media and communication studies, or another social science subject. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. Qualifications (degree awarded) Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits] Career The programme has a clear professional profile, which will enhance the employability as a public official, planner and manager in governments, administrations and other organisations for which sustainable development is a vital goal, nationally and internationally. The programme further lays the ground to make Ph. D. education possible in one of the three main subjects of the programme. Additional information The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016. [-]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s up until today. There is a great interest in Swedish experiences of... [+]

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. Learning outcomes 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 Compulsory courses: 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 Compulsory courses: 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. [-]

Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The focus of the programme is on the European level and on skills and abilities that are applicable and useful in professional live: the programme will give you experience of practical tools as well as policies and regulations. You will also become familiar with several... [+]

Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development

The importance of the European Union within the fields of planning and regional development has increased. The European Spatial Planning and Regional Development programme is a problem-based education covering fundamental subjects of European spatial planning and regional development, such as governance, innovation, economic development and sustainable development. The programme rests on two, interconnected pillars within the field of European spatial planning and regional development: economic, social and territorial cohesion as well as sustainable development. These two pillars reflect the policy and practice of the European level in the courses and the structure of the programme. The focus of the programme is on the European level and on skills and abilities that are applicable and useful in professional live: the programme will give you experience of practical tools as well as policies and regulations. You will also become familiar with several European planning and development projects and get the chance to analyse and formulate concrete proposals the aim of which is to foster the development of a region. The programme is in English and for students from Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. Education and tuition has a high priority and students and faculty have a close connection in an informal atmosphere throughout their educational period. In addition to qualified teachers and professors, you will encounter many international guest lecturers, such as Andreas Faludi and Stefanie Dühr, and individuals working within planning and regional development. This means that the connections to professional practice and to the latest research are good.... [-]


Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (‘PLANET Europe’) is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European... [+]

Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development The influence of EU policies and actions on spatial and environmental planning in the EU member states is ever increasing. European regions are more and more interlinked, and cooperation across national borders is now a routine aspect of the work of spatial and environmental planners. There are considerable differences in how planning is conducted across Europe, and planners are increasingly required to communicate across cultural and institutional boundaries. This European dimension of planning requires a new generation of spatial and environmental planners, who are aware of and can respond to as well as influence EU and international policy, are sensitive to cultural and institutional differences across Europe, and are capable to cooperate with spatial planners in other European countries. The Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (‘PLANET Europe’) is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European spatial planning. PLANET Europe gives students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire important skills and knowledge in European spatial planning, while at the same time benefiting from Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity. Learning outcomes In addition the nationally regulated goals, which can be found in paragraph 8, the following goals apply for the education. After completion of the programme the student will: be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and a theoretical understanding about the European dimension of planning, as well as the role EU policy and regulations play for planning and regional development in European countries and regions. be able to demonstrate an understanding about planning for Europe (on the EU-level) and about the differences in planning systems and practice in different European countries. be able to show a theoretical understanding about planning and EU policy in the field of regional development, innovation and cohesion. be able to demonstrate methodological skills, in particular to be able to undertake independent study of European planning and/or regional development. be able to show experience from and a theory-based reflection of planning practice in the field. be able to demonstrate an insight into the possibilities and limitations of planning in the subject field and continued professional practice. command an ability for critical analysis of planning documents. Mode of delivery The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses in semester 1 and 2 are on campus and in English. The courses in semester 3 are based in professional practice and as an intensive seminar programme at a selected European location. The Master thesis in semester 4 can, subject to agreement with the supervisors, be studied as a distance course. The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading are done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading is available in each course syllabus. During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development. Prerequisites If you wish to enrol in the PLANET Europe programme, you should meet the following requirements: At least a bachelor degree (first cycle) in spatially oriented social science disciplines such as spatial planning, human or economic geography, environmental planning, or other relevant social sciences. English language proficiency: If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide proof of English language competency, for example a GCSE or equivalent qualification, a first degree at a University where English is the language of the education programme, IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Cambridge EFL examination, or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The programme accepts the following scores for English language tests: IELTS: If you take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you need to score an overall minimum test score of 6.5,with all sub-scores equaling a 5.5 score or above. CAE/CPE: For the Cambridge English as a First Language examination (EFL), you should have a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score of B or a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum score of C. TOEFL: For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PLANET Europe requires a minimum test score of 90 for the internet-based test. Due to regulations we cannot accept computer-based or paper-based TOEFL tests. For the internet based TOEFL test, we furthermore require all sub-scores equalling the following or above: Listening (21), Speaking (23), Reading (22), Writing (21) [-]

Master in Sustainable Urban Transitions

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2016 Sweden Stockholm

The processes of urban planning, design, transition and management are extremely complex and fraught with compound uncertainties. The Sustainable Urban Transitions Nordic Master's programme (SUT) provides integrated knowledge and skills for young professionals focusing on this highly relevant area. [+]

Master in Sustainable Urban TransitionsThe processes of urban planning, design, transition and management are extremely complex and fraught with compound uncertainties. The Sustainable Urban Transitions Nordic Master's programme (SUT) provides integrated knowledge and skills for young professionals focusing on this highly relevant area. Programme outlineThe Sustainable Urban Transitions Nordic Master's programme is a joint, two-year Master's programme offered by the Nordic Five Tech (N5T) – an alliance between the leading Nordic technical universities. This programme offers five tracks in total, one of which is the KTH track, Urban Regional Transitions, which is supplied jointly with Aalto University in Finland and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).Since this programme results in a double degree, students should undertake their coursework at KTH and Aalto University or DTU respectively. Students who apply to the Sustainable Urban Transitions Master's programme at KTH will start their first year of studies on the Urban Regional Transitions track at KTH. Students with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture will continue to Aalto University to complete their second year of studies, while students with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering will complete their second year at DTU.Degree projectThe degree project provides students with the opportunity to investigate a problem in-depth, under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers. Students conduct their degree project at the second year university, i.e. DTU or Aalto university, with a supervisor from DTU or Aalto University and a co-supervisor from KTH. The supervision from each of the two degree-awarding institutions involved in the programme ensures the integration of all programme components.Career prospectsThis programme reflects different ways of addressing critical challenges linked to urban transition. Career opportunities will thus be found in the public sector (agencies for urban/regional planning, management and governance), in development institutions (local and international) and in NGOs and consultancy firms active in the field of urban transition. As the programme is integrated into the research environments at the participating universities, it also provides a solid platform for pursuing an academic career.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2016 Sweden Stockholm

The challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the [+]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and DesignThe challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future. This is a growing and highly relevant field, continually demanding new ideas and innovations from skilled graduates. Programme outlineThe programme brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering, natural and social sciences, who want to develop expertise for analysing, synthesising and co-ordinating complex planning and design tasks. Students will be equipped with professional tools that will allow them to serve as critical links –bringing different perspectives together in the process of planning and design for sustainable urban environments worldwide.The coursework encompasses a substantial share of studios and projects that aim to train the student’s practical skills and gain a better understanding of planning and design practice.The programme offers three key tracks of study:... [-]