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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 2019

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.

Admitted to the programme

Here you will find everything you need to know before the programme starts.

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.

 

Teacher and researchers 

Erika Sandow, senior lecturer
Madeleine Eriksson, senior lecturer
Rikard Eriksson, professor
Örjan Pettersson , senior lecturer
Aina Tollefsen, professor

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 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

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. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-P2020

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2019. 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

SEK46,500

Total fee

SEK186,000

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

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. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2020

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. 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

SEK46,500

Total fee

SEK186,000

Frequently asked questions

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Programme is given by
Department of Geography
Contact person for the programme is:
Erika Sandow