Master of Science in City and Regional Planning - learning outcomes

Students graduating with a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning should have knowledge, skills and aptitudes that allow them to participate in professional city and regional planning projects. Candidates should be able to handle projects of different scales and consider conceptual, theoretical and methodological questions in a qualified and reflective manner.


  • Has advanced knowledge within city and regional planning, and specific insight into selected topics
  • Has in-depth knowledge about scientific theory and methods within city and regional planning
  • Can apply knowledge to new topics within city and regional planning
  • Can analyse relevant problems while taking planning history, traditions, methods and social responsibility into account
  • Can understand technical and aesthetic aspects of existing urban environment as well as propose new ones


  • Can participate and lead interdisciplinary planning processes on city, region and neighbourhood scales
  • Can analyse a space in terms of topography, history, built environment and traffic
  • Can propose compound master plans and small-scale designs
  • Can shape sustainable, livable, safe and resilient environments
  • Can critically assess consequences associated with proposed land use, building development and transport plans

General competences

  • Can analyse professional, theoretical and research ethical problems
  • Can apply knowledge and skills to new areas in order to implement advanced tasks and projects
  • Can convey extensive pieces of independent work and master planning terminology - orally, written and graphically
  • Can communicate planning problems, analysis and conclusions both to experts and the public 
  • Can contribute to original thinking and innovation