Would you like to participate in designing, developing and planning our common future? At all geographical levels and in all geographical contexts the development needs to be coordinated and designed. Through the Master’s Programme in Spatial Planning and Development you get a possibility to further your knowledge in social science, planning and advanced spatial methodology. Methods include geographical information systems (GIS), prognoses, simulations and more. Students from all over the world with different educational background are students at the programme, which is taught in English.
"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."
During the programme you will develop knowledge about current theories on planning and development. Further, you will be familiar with advanced methods for analyses used by potential employers in the field of spatial planning and development. Methods introduced are geographical information systems (GIS), consequence assessments, prognoses and simulation techniques. The programme is situated in Social and Economic Geography with a main focus on quantitative methods and spatial planning.
You can opt for a one year master degree. If you rather choose to study two years you will be able to apply for a two year master degree, as well as developed knowledge and methodological skills. Second year courses are more oriented towards international aspects of planning and development.
The training in the programme qualifies you to apply for posts in social/spatial planning where knowledge in advanced analytical and planning tools are demanded. Social/spatial planners are active at municipality planning offices, county councils, county administrative boards, government offices and consultancy firms. The programme also comprise international perspectives in order to prepare you for work with planning issues abroad or with projects concerning cross-border cooperation.
There is a great need for well trained social/spatial planners with good knowledge in especially GIS on the labour market. As an older generation of planners now reaches the age of retirement numerous vacancies have to be filled over the coming years.
A degree from the master programme will also grant students basic eligibility to doctoral studies.
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
It is possible to read all courses standalone and then take out an equivalent degree.Close
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