Master´s Programme in Spatial Planning 60 Credits

It is no longer possible to apply to this option

Welcome letter

If you are interested in societal issues and the built environment, and want to advance your undergraduate studies by specialising in planning, this is the right programme for you!

You will be introduced to the overall context of spatial planning, its cultural heritage and the various forms of governance in society. You will be trained to work in a multidisciplinary planning project and immerse yourself thematically in the various challenges of planning, including sustainability, equality, justice and the environment. In addition, you will apply your newfound knowledge by examining the outcomes of planning in different geographic contexts in order to develop an in-depth understanding of the social, spatial and environmental impact of policies and plans. The programme concludes with an independent project. Job prospects for graduates of the programme are very good.

The programme consists of 60 credits and leads to a Master’s degree (60 credits)



  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Study period: 2018-September-03 until 2019-June-09
  • Education level: Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Spatial Planning
  • Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
  • Welcome letter: Download
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor’s degree (consisting of 180 higher education credits) in environmental sciences, ecology, surveying, civil engineering, traffic engineering, landscape engineers, architectural conservation, architecture, landscape architecture, spatial planning or adjacent programs. English B/English 6.

    Specific eligibility in the English language from upper secondary school for non-Swedish students:
    TOEFL 575/90; IELTS 6,5 no section below 5.5, or University of Cambridge and Oxford tests.

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Relevant degree and English proficiancy

Qualification Adwarded

On completion of the programme, students are awarded the second cycle degree
Master of Science (60 credits).
Main field of study: Spatial Planning
Specialisation: Sustainable Urban Planning

Learning objectives

  • 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.

Job profiles
Students with a degree from the program can work with qualified urban planning projects and development. The program prepares students to work with leadership and management in urban planning, regional planning and sustainable urban planning.
Planning of the education

The programme ends with a written exam project (thesis) corresponding to 15 credit points.

Programme Evaluations and Programme Advisory Board

On completion of each course within the program, students who has participated in the course will be offered an opportunity to submit their experiences and understandings of the course through a course evaluation, which will be compiled and reported back to the students in the course. The feedback is used in the process to improve the contents and delivery of the programme.

The Programme Advisory Board is responsible for ensuring quality, development and education usability for labour market and consists of each subject area's representative, students, alumni and a representative for the labour market.

Courses in this program

Contact us

Programme manager: Lina Berglund-Snodgrass

Student counsellor: Student counselling