The MSS in Nordic Urban Planning Studies from Malmö University is a flexible, two-year programme that combines core training across the three universities with opportunities to specialise at each. Recognising that sustainable solutions for major future challenges cannot be solved with one professionalism alone, the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach that equips you to solve real-life complex problems through group and individual research projects.
Distinctive features of the programme include:
- drawing on the distinctive research and teaching strengths of the three universities, while allowing immersion in a wide range of cities and planning cases;
- developing skills in working collaboratively and imaginatively with other students as well as with diverse communities, organisations, companies and municipalities;
- offering flexibility by combining core training with opportunities to specialise, including in terms of where to research your thesis;
- providing training in appropriate theories and qualitative methods as well as techniques of spatial visualisation and geographical information systems, including through a field course on Arctic cities and their planning; and
- emphasising creative and experimental methods as well as problem-oriented project work for addressing planning issues.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Critical Urban Studies
- Planning, Welfare and Business Models in the Entrepreneurial City.
- Approaches to Urban Planning
- Project: Urban Planning in a Welfare Context
- Geographical Information Systems
- Methods in Community Planning
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
- Deadline passed, Local
Application deadline: March 1 – if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen that is not required to pay tuition fees
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology Urban Planning View 29 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You must have completed a bachelor’s degree relevant for the specific master’s programme. The Admissions Office will assess if the academic content of your educational background gives you the necessary qualifications required for admission to a specific master’s programme. This is based on an individual, academic assessment.
- If you lack essential qualifications that amount to no more than 30 ECTS points in order to fulfil the specific admission requirements, you may be offered admission on the condition that you complete prerequisite studies first.
International8700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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