Spatial Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology
The five year master programme in Spatial Planning provides the most extensive education of its kind in Sweden, and its interdisciplinary approach is unique. Students are trained in urban planning & design and develop a comprehensive knowledge of how to adapt the environment to human needs. The programme combines architectural design, urban planning and technical subjects as well as natural and social sciences. The context of man´s physical and social needs and the need for effective management of natural resources and cultural heritage form the basis of planning projects. These projects range from designs of dwellings to detalied planning and strategic planning. Subjects covered include technical infrastructure, ecology, statistics, traffic planning, cartography, housing, landscape planning, cultural geography, planning theories and the history of town planning.
Auxiliary subjects allow the development of students artistic skills and throughout the programme the importance of drawing, painting, photography and verbal communication is emphasised. Projects are selected in co-operation with municipalities in order to make full use of local resources and expertise. Each student carries out a final project for assessment.
Three years study leads to a Bachelor of Science in Spatial planning. Another two years lead to a Master of Science in Spatial planning. Students may also follow the one year international Master programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development, which leads to a four year Swedish Master of Science in Spatial planning.
Students with a BSc may apply to other Masters programmes at other European universities.