Semester 1 and 2
In the first two semesters the programme consists of compulsory courses (60 credits) characterised by both knowledge and skills within strategic urban and regional planning. The second term concludes with a course to prepare for writing a thesis in strategic urban and regional planning.
In the third semester, the programme allows students an individual specialisation through studies abroad, internships and elective courses. The elective courses give the student opportunities to deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in, for example, health, visualisation, foodscapes, urban sustainability, and the politics of planning. The internship can be performed in Sweden or abroad where the students carry out a specific task which links to the activities of the chosen organisation and the students’ future professional interests.
The topic of the master’s thesis is decided together with the supervisor. The master’s thesis shall be written within the main area of study, urban and regional planning and should integrate the knowledge, skills, and theoretical approaches garnered in the first three semesters.