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Field Project in Urban and Regional Planning

The course focuses on analyzing planning challenges, approaches and practices “on the ground” I a selected city or region abroad. The module entails a 10 days field course, which is prepared with exercises and seminars. After the field course emphasis is on analysis and presentation.

Information for admitted students Spring 2024

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

Welcome to the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University! Here is important information for those who are going to start one course or more in the spring semester 2024.

Photo: Ingmarie Andersson, Stockholm University.

Before the semester starts, you must activate your university account and register. You should also familiarize yourself with the education by looking through the first course's schedule and reading list and by visiting the course's page on the learning platform Athena, where there may be additional important information.


You who have been accepted and have accepted the place at or are welcome to register. To keep your place, you must register during the January 4–12 registration period. Please note that January 12 is the last registration day for all courses given in the spring semester 2024. In order to register online, you must first activate your university account.

After registration, you are welcome to the course introduction. Exact time and place can be found in the coure schedule. (It is no roll-call. You only need to confirm your choice of education by registering.)

Activate your university account

If you need help activating your university account or encounter technical problems, you can contact IT support via Serviceportalen.

IT support

If you have problems registering, contact our student affairs office before the last day of registration at Include your full namne (or your Swedish personal identity number) and which course or courses you are accepted to.

Learning platform

Log in to the learning platform Athena and go to the page for your first course. But first you need to activate your university account and register, see above.



Teaching starts immediately at the start of the semester.

In the course description for the first course there are links to the reading list and the schedule. The description can be found in the course catalogue.

Course catalogue

On the course page on the Athena learning platform, there may be more information before the start of the course. You will receive a course guide and more at the course introduction.

Conditionally admitted

If you are conditionally admitted, you must show that you meet the programme's eligibility requirements before you can register. If you have questions, please call +46 8 16 48 33 or write to

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Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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Pre-departure information

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The course requires a Bachelor degree incl. 90 HECs in Human Geography or Urban and Regional Planning, or accepted to a master programme in Human Geography, Urban and Regional Planning or Globalization, Environment and Social Change, and English 6.


  • Course structure

    The course investigates how urban and regional police, planning agendas and projects are being debated, negotiated and implemented on-site. The student collets information in the field, engage with policy-makers, practitioners and other planning professionals in one particular city or region abroad (preferentially in Europe) in order to do in-situ analysis of planning and development challenges at the local or regional scale.

    The course provides the student with advanced critical knowledge about actual planning work and thus prepare for a future professional commissions. The international perspective helps the student to become more sensitive about different planning approaches, concepts and development-paths across Europe or elsewhere and to compare these with their hitherto made experiences in their own national, regional or local context.

    In addition, the student will be able to conduct qualified field work, most likely within a so far unknown national, regional and local context.

    Teaching format

    Obligatory teaching is supervision, seminars and exercises, and a field course with excursions, field work and study visits.

    Detailed information, including grading criteria, is presented at the course introduction and via the collaboration and learning environment Athena.

    Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

    • carry out a suitable fieldwork assignment in a European region,
    • orally and in writing conduct an academic discussion on planning questions.


    Examination takes place through a field diary and oral and written presentation of a field report.

    The course is assessed in following parts:

    Field Project in Urban and Regional Planning - paper, 6 credits
    Field Project in Urban and Regional Planning - field diary, 1,5 credits

    Field Project in Urban and Regional Planning - paper, 6 credits, 4,5 credits
    BIP Environmental Planning and Territorial Development, 3 credits


    Several teachers assess and grade within the course.

    Examiner: Peter Schmitt, Department of Human Geography

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator
    Academic Counselling
    Student Affairs Office