The programme provides you with the opportunity to advance your knowledge about societal change and enhance your abilities to engage in complex planning processes and agendas, in collaboration with citizens and other stakeholders. It ranges across several fields and targets students wanting to develop an interdisciplinary perspective to current societal problems. The emphasis is on regional development challenges in European countries.
The programme offers training in urban and regional planning, with a focus on strategic urban and regional planning. Core elements are identifying and managing planning issues within complex social, environmental and economic realities. This helps you develop skills in conducting studies, formulating strategies and coordinating overall planning at various levels of society. Our teaching profile is integrated with advanced research in urban and regional planning. The programme offers direct contact with ongoing research and there is a close collaboration with public and private employers offering real-world learning opportunities. As a student you can tailor your studies in your area of interest, profession or field of expertise. During the third semester of the programme, you can choose elective courses, studies abroad and internships, at businesses, organisations, or research institutes in Sweden or abroad.
The programme prepares you for a career as a planner; strategic planner, environmental strategist, plan manager, traffic planner, comprehensive planner, region developer, project management within urban planning or external analyst. You will be qualified for positions in regional associations, county councils, various government agencies, private enterprises, and non-profit organisations. You will also qualify for doctoral programmes.