Spatial planning is about improving peoples’ lives and planning for long-term sustainable societies. Today’s societal changes require multifaceted skills of tomorrow’s spatial planners. Do you want to develop your skills for qualified planning and investigation work? If so, the master’s program in Spatial Planning is something for you. The programme has been revised. Please go to Master´s programme in Spatial Planning and Sustainability, see link further down on this site.
Link to the new revised program; Please go to Master´s programme in Spatial Planning and Sustainability
Spatial planning requires the ability to balance different interests. The education provides you the tools to make these considerations. You will learn to ask relevant and scientifically grounded questions about changes and trends in rural areas and cities, regions and nations.
During the education you develop your skills in advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and interview techniques. They help you understand and analyse societal phenomenon.
The program leads to a two-year master's degree in human geography with a specialization in spatial planning and development. After one year of study, there is an opportunity to take a one-year master's degree. The program is given in English.
Erika Sandow, senior lecturer
Madeleine Eriksson, senior lecturer
Rikard Eriksson, professor
Örjan Pettersson , senior lecturer
Aina Tollefsen, senior lecturer
Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva, Researcher
Emelie Hane-Weijman, senior lecturer
Emma Lundholm, senior lecturer
Charlotta Hedberg, senior lecturer
Håkan Appelblad, senior lecturer
There is a great need for well-educated spatial planners in the labour market. After graduation, you can work with qualified planning and investigative work in the private and public sectors.
Spatial planning is conducted in state, regional and municipal activities and in organisations and companies at national and international level.
The programme grants basic eligibility for doctorate studies.
"For me, the holistic approach to planning is the main highlight of my programme."
"The lecturers are knowledgeable, dedicated, patient, approachable and treat all students equally which makes the learning experience a pleasure."
Can I be admitted to the program despite not having a Bachelor issued when searching alt. begins?
Yes, you can be registrerard as independent classmates until graduation is approved and then become a program student, importantly, if you does´nt take the bachelor's degree, you can not get a degree of Master.Close
Can I read the courses in the program in which order I want and still apply the same degree?
It is possible to read all courses standalone and then take out an equivalent degree.Close
Can you write master's thesis (oneyear) in semester 2 and then writing a master's thesis on semester 4?
Yes you can, and you do not have to decide what you want to do before the courses starts assuming you have applied for two courses, the thesis course and another course.Close