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.
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- 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
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesSustainable Development Environmental Economics & Policy Public Policy View 3 other Masters in Public Policy in Sweden
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International6561 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6561 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
Tuition fee, first instalment: 33950 SEK
- Total fee: 67900 SEK
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.