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Master's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning

This Master´s programme provides students with in-depth knowledge on urban and regional planning in an international perspective. It enables students to develop critical insights into planning theories, cultures and practices, apply social science methods, and to understand the varying institutional and spatial contexts in cities and regions.

Information for admitted students autumn 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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.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 - programmes

Welcome to the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University! Here is important information for those who are going to start a master's programme in the autumn semester 2024.

Photo: Anders Rickegård, 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 August 5–18 registration period. Please note that August 18 is the last registration day for all programmes and courses given in the autumn semester 2024. In order to register online, you must first activate your university account. It is no roll-call. You only need to confirm your programme selection 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 programme 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.


Programme start and education

After registration, you are welcome to the programme introductions.

All master programme students in the Department of Human Geography:
September 2 at 12.00–13.00 in the Högbom Lecture Hall (house U, level 3) in the Geo-Science Building.

Master's Programme in Human Geography: 
September 2 at 13.00–14.00 in seminar room Y21 (house Y, level 2) in the Geo-Science Building.

Master's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning: 
September 2 at 13.00–14.00 in seminar room Y22 (house Y, level 2) in the Geo-Science Building.

Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change: 
September 2 at 13.00–14.00 in seminar room U29 (house U, level 2) in the Geo-Science Building.

At the programme introduction, you will meet the programme director and all other students on the programme. You will also receive information about the programme design, content, form and practicalities. The course introduction on September 2 takes place in the Geo-Science Building; exact time and place can be found in the schedule for the programme's first course.

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, follow the course link below

On the course page on the Athena learning platform, there may be more information before the start of the course. You will receive course instructions and more at the programme and course introductions.

First course within the programme

Master's Programme in Human Geography, 120 credits
Master's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 120 credits
Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, 120 credits

Conditions for admission

If you are accepted with conditions, 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

Studying with a disability

Do you need special study support? Don't forget to apply in Nais in time! Read more about it at

Contact in the Department of Human Geography is Veronica Hohl, e-mail, phone +46 8 16 48 37.

More information and contact

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Welcome activities

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. 

Find your way on campus

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.

Find your way on campus

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Pre-departure information

New in Sweden

Urban and regional planning is constantly challenged by the transformation of society as well as by changes in our knowledge about and understanding of the world. This means that the values and applications of planning have to be continuously critically assessed.

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the terms and conditions of planning in Sweden and internationally. It is intended both for those who have a recent undergraduate degree and those who have some working experience and would like to get new impulses and insights.

The programme is linked to the research profiles The Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment (SURE), Historical Geography and Landscape Studies, The Population Geography Resarch Group, and Urban Africa.


From field course in Warsaw, Poland. Photo: Peter Schmitt, Stockholm University.