Public Planning for Sustainable Development, Master | Örebro University | Örebro, Sweden
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Public Planning for Sustainable Development

12 months
6205 EUR/year
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Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this Public Planning for Sustainable Development programme at Örebro University is tailored for you!


The focus of the Public Planning for Sustainable Development programme at Örebro University is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our society, which needs to be seriously addressed by government and public administration. The programme is a cooperation between human geography, political science and sociology and is a one-year Master's programme of 60 credits.

The first semester, you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge, and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You will develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen, as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all.


The programme has a clear professional profile, which will enhance the employability as a public official, planner and manager in governments, administrations and other organisations for which sustainable development is a vital goal, nationally and internationally.

The programme also prepares students for doctoral programmes in one of the three main subjects of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development as a Political and Professional Challenge
  • Sustainable Development in a Comparative Perspective
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • Planning for Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Human Geography with a Sustainable Development Focus
  • Sociology with a Sustainable Development Focus

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study human geography, sociology, political science, history, gender studies, media and communication studies or equivalent. 
  • The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6205 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Tuition fee, first instalment: 34568SEK
  • Total fee: 69100 SEK

Living costs for Örebro

6000 - 12000 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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