Second Level/Cycle. 120 credits (2 years, daytime, study tempo 100%). Start Autumn Term 2021.

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The programme focuses on environmental science and physical planning. It provides students with a systems perspective on environmental issues, focusing on planning processes, international and transboundary issues, and practical training in tools such as systems analysis. The programme includes four compulsory courses and up to 30 credits optional courses, allowing students to individually profile their education. The programme concludes with a thesis, of up to 60 credits. The four mandatory courses are:

  • Applied Environmental Modelling - provides students with an introduction to system thinking, systems analysis and system dynamics
  • Case Studies of Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Management in Planning - investigates the roles of local and regional planning authorities and their work modes
  • International Environmental Issues - focuses on international and transboundary environmental issues

Members of the teaching staff are drawn from Stockholm University, KTH and other universities, as well as from authorities, organisations, NGO´s and companies. This programme is important for professions related to national and international environmental management by governmental agencies, municipalities, companies and NGO´s.

Programme structure

The two-year Master´s Programme consist of 120 credits

60 credits Mandatory advanced courses
0-30 credits Optional courses
30-60 credits Master thesis (mandatory)

Year 1 Mandatory courses
Autumn, A-B Applied Environmental Modelling, 15 credits
Autumn, C-D Case Studies of Environmental Impact Assessments, 15 credits
Spring, A-B Environmental Management in Planning, 15 credits
Spring, C-D International Environmental Issues, 15 credits
Year 2 Optional courses and master thesis
  Optional courses, 0/15/30 credits
  Degree project in Environmental Science and Physical Planning, 30/45/60 credits


The number of optional courses taken will be dependent on the period of time devoted to the Master thesis, which may extend over one or two terms.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for this programme you must have knowledge corresponding to a Bachelor's degree in biology, biology-earth sciences, Earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences or urban and regional planning. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


Grades of academic courses, motivation letter and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme.

Application documentation specific for this programme

In addition to the documents required by, the following documents must accompany all applications to this Master’s Programme:

  1. Personal letter/Letter of interest (maximum one page)
  2. CV
  3. Brief summary of the grading system of your university (if other than ECTS). Provide explanation of grading scale.
  4. List your courses to indicate how you fulfill the specific requirements for the programme.

If you are still studying for your Bachelor degree when making the admission application then please write in the personal letter which courses and credits are yet to be completed.

How to apply and upload documents

Follow the instructions at on how to apply and how to submit your supporting documents. Please do not send any documents directly to the department.

Dates and deadlines

January 15 – Last date to apply for Master programmes for all applicants
Application period: October 16 - January 15

Application process

All applications must be sent through The number of students admitted to each of our programmes is limited and admission is granted on a competitive basis. Candidates will be selected by an admission committee.

Step-by-step guide

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