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Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Development

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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.

While studying

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.

Choose between one or two-year master's degree
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.

Programme overview

Career opportunities

Labour market
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.

Doctorate studies
The programme grants basic eligibility for doctorate studies.

Degree

Degree of master of Science (60 credits).
Degree of master of Science (120 credits).
Main field of study: Human Geography.
Specialisation: Spatial Planning and Development.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Development, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Basic requirements:A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special Requirements: at least 90 ECTS-credits in Social Geography, Geography, Social Planning, Statistics, Economics, Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science, Economic History, Earth Science, Regional Science, Development Studies, Environmental Science, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or another Social Planning-related programme including at least 7.5 ECTS-credits in quantitative methods. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2020

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2018. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Basic requirements:A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special Requirements: at least 90 ECTS-credits in Social Geography, Geography, Social Planning, Statistics, Economics, Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science, Economic History, Earth Science, Regional Science, Development Studies, Environmental Science, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or another Social Planning-related programme including at least 7.5 ECTS-credits in quantitative methods. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02020

Application

Application deadline was 16 April 2018. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Frequently asked questions

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Contactperson for the programme is:
Håkan Appelblad