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Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Development

  • Number of credits 120 Credits

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

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Contact person for the programme is:
Håkan Appelblad