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Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning 60 credits

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This programme focuses on two central themes within urban development and the design of the built environment in Sweden: post-war urban planning up to the 1980s and sustainable urban development from the early 1990s until today.

There is a great interest in Swedish urban development during these two periods. The programme provides international and Swedish students with knowledge of the Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted in the various courses within the programme, where they are contextualised and reexamined with the aim of stimulating the students to develop a reflective and critical perspective of planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. In addition, the students are to apply their newly acquired knowledge in various thematic projects and exercises. By integrating theory at various levels into the design of urban environments, the programme aims to provide the students with specialised insight into and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning.

The programme consists of 60 credits and leads to a one-year Master’s degree.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus (face-to-face), day, full-time
  • Study period: 2017-August-28 until 2018-May-28
  • Education level: Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Spatial Planning
  • Programme syllabus: Download
  • 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 in regional planning, urban planning, architectural education or equivalent. English B/English 6.

    English language requirements are “Engelska B” or equivalent. 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. Detailed information is available on www.universityadmissions.se.

Are you interested in learning about 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 enabling the students to develop a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden.

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and the design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s until today. There is considerable interest in Swedish experiences of urban planning during these two periods. The programme has good cooperation with various universities in Europe and China and provides students with knowledge 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 enabling the students to develop a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also 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 a specialised insight into and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning.

QUALIFICATION AWARDED

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

Admission

Method 4 Relevant degree and English proficiancy

Qualification Awarded

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 Outcome
  • 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 Evaluation 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