M.Sc. On Campus

Strategic Urban and Regional Planning

Linköping University

24 months
18751 EUR/year
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The Strategic Urban and Regional Planning programme from Linköping University 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.


The Strategic Urban and Regional Planning programme from Linköping University has a special focus on regional development challenges in European countries.

New IT infrastructures in smart energy and transport systems, problems with segregation, and the urban-rural relationship, are just a few challenges that urban and regional planning must respond to and manage in a long-term sustainable perspective. 

The programme offers training in urban and regional planning, with a focus on strategic 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. 

In line with LiU tradition, there is a close collaboration with public and private employers offering real-world learning opportunities. As a student you are able to specialise in your area of interest.

Future opportunities

The programme prepares you for a professional career as a planning and environmental strategist, plan manager, overview planner, district developer, urban planner 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 studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic urban and regional planning
  • Planning and Public administration
  • Strategic planning of urban climate transitions
  • Changed prerequisites for strategic urban and regional planning – urbanization and globalization
  • Planning for a sustainable information society
  • Strategic planning – regions and EU
  • Research methods in strategic urban and regional planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning or other relevant subject area equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). Exemption from Swedish.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18751 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18751 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • SEK 190000

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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