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Sustainable Urban Management - Master Programme

Scope:
120 ECTS

Level affiliation:
2 - Second cycle

Degree
Degree of Master of Science

Programme code:
LM004

Responsibe faculty:
Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science

Applies to students admitted in
1.    Autumn 2010
2.    Autumn 2012    Visas nedan 
3.    Autumn 2016
4.    Autumn 2017

Appendices

1. Decision

Vice-Chancellor for SLU determined on 2 June 2008 to establish the Master´s programme Sustainable Urban Management. The education plan was established on 23 September 2008 of Faculty board at the Faculty for landscape, garden - and agricultural science. The education plan was revised by the Board of first-cycle and second-cycle programmes 2009-10-21 to apply from the academic year 2010/2011.

The program Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration intend to Master´s degree for second-cycle studies and include 120 credits. The programme has the following programme code: LM004.

2. Prior knowledge and other requirements

2. 1. Former studies
General entry requirements to become admitted to the Master´s programme Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration have the one that has taken Bachelor´s degree or professional qualification about at least 180 credits or the equivalent foreign higher education qualification.

To become admitted to the Master´s programme Sustainable city development – management,

At least 90 credits within one of the following fields:
- architecture
- built environment
- business administration
- real estate scholarship
- physical planning
- culture - or physical geography
- landscape architecture
- landscape planning
- leadership and organization
- environmental science
- political science

Or, one of the following professional qualifications:
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Science in Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering
- Master of Science in Landscape Architecture
- Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management

Specific entry requirements according to the following:

- Swedish B/Swedish 2B
- English A.

Grading requirements: in the above (course) is required lowest the a pass grade.

The claims for specific entry requirements as above can be satisfied also of them that have equivalent knowledge from current or earlier Swedish school or educational establishment. The requirements are also fulfilled if the equivalent knowledge has been obtained by other means.

For admission to the various courses included in the programme, the students must fulfill specific entry requirements defined for each individual course.

3. Intended learning outcomes

3.1 General learning outcomes
According to the Swedish Higher Education Act, Chapter 1, Section 9 (Högskolelagen 1 kap, 9 §)

“Second-cycle courses and study programmes shall be based fundamentally on the knowledge acquired by students during first-cycle courses and study programmes, or its equivalent.

Second-cycle courses and study programmes shall involve the acquisition of specialist knowledge, competence and skills in relation to first-cycle courses and study programmes, and in addition to the requirements for first-cycle courses and study programmes shall:

- further develop the ability of students to integrate and make autonomous use of their knowledge
- develop the students´ ability to deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, and
- develop the students´ potential for professional activities that demand considerable autonomy, or for research and development work. Ordinance (2006:173).”

3.2 Specific learning outcomes for a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits)
The student must achieve the following learning outcomes, in accordance with the supplement to the Ordinance for Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU):

Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits), the student shall
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
- demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study

Competence and skills
For a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits), the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
- demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake specialised tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
- demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
- demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits), the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical considerations and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
- demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.


3.3 Detailed learning outcomes for a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Landscape Architecture
Within the framework for the objectives in the syllabus, SLU has specified the following objectives for the Master’s programme in Sustainable Urban Management:

Knowledge and understanding
To obtain a Master’s degree, students must:
- demonstrate knowledge of important research and method development regarding economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainable urban development and be able to relate to the research in a critically reflective way
- be able to relate various theoretical perspectives on sustainable urban development to practical examples and weigh up these perspectives in evaluating different management inputs
- be able to identify incentive structures, legal aspects and social conditions that represent opportunities and threats to sustainable development
- based on research on leadership and organisation, be able to formulate and justify optional forms of collaboration between important stakeholders for the development of sustainable solutions in the urban environment.
Skills and competences
To obtain a Master’s degree, students must
- critically, reflectively [reflexivt] and independent identify problems and conduct a scientifically based analysis of urban areas from a sustainability perspective
- demonstrate an ability to produce proposals and justify these to various stakeholders within sustainable urban development
- be able to initiate, organise and lead processes for sustainable urban development.
Analytical ability and approach
To obtain a Master’s degree, students must:
- demonstrate understanding of the complexity of creating sustainable urban development,
- demonstrate independence and creativity in work on sustainable urban development
- be able to constructively and critically evaluate theories, projects and processes for urban development from a sustainability perspective.

4. Possibilities for further study

The student who has accomplished the education on the program with taken Master´s degree satisfies the claims for specific entry requirements to be admitted to continued studies on inter alia the following educations at SLU:

- Education for third-cycle studies.

Which third-cycle subject areas that are possible to be admitted to appear of appendix that is established by the Board of first-cycle programmes at the faculty.

5. Content and outline

5. 1 Courses
The courses that are included in the program Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration are established by the Board of first-cycle programmes at the faculty and are presented in appendix to the education plan that also contains description of the course structure. The objectives and contents of the courses are presented in the syllabus of each course.

5. 2 Disposition
Education in the Master´s programme Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration take place for second-cycle studies. Courses for first-cycle studies can occur from the of the Government, högskoleverk and senior university officers established frames.

The Master´s programme Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration are given in collaboration with Malmö Higher education institution. The Master´s programme is organised furthermore in close cooperation with public actors and industry through different partner networks. The types of education intend to create a constructive dialogue with important interested parties in the urban development.

Since the work with to create sustainable solutions necessarily include different perspectives such as economical, social and ecological is it an important resource in the master´s education that participant comes from different topic-specific and professional backgrounds. The program turns therefore to both already professional and recent graduate candidates with a specialisation in sustainable city development in a broad perspective.

The types of instruction in the Master´s programme are designed to create meetings between different parties and perspective. The aim is to in largest possible extent retain the participants´ different prior knowledge while it is given a theoretical advanced study mainly within the subjects landscape planning, built environment and leadership and organization. Strong emphasis in the education is placed at case studies, investigation - and analytical work. To work with real cases is a part of to create meetings and integration between different specialists.

The advanced education is completed with an independent arbete(examensarbete) where the student may apply his advanced knowledge, abilities and approach on a current issue within the field of the education.

The contents and implementation of the program are discussed and evaluated continuously in a joint styrgrupp. Within the framework of the education, there are possibilities to international exchange. Certain courses can be given in English.

6. Examination

Each course includes one or several tests. Grade on courses is put as rule with one of the grades Fail, 3.4 or 5. The claims for the grades of the courses are evident from grading criteria that are presented in appendix to respective course syllabus.

Grade is decided by examiner appointed by the samarbetslärosätet or Sweden´s
Agriculture university depending on the localisation of the course. Grades cannot be appealed. Further information on a student´s right to take a test again can be found in the rules and regulations of SLU.

7. Degree

7. 1 Degree after completion of the programme
Master´s degree with main field of study Landscape Planning according to education plan for the Master´s programme Sustainable Urban Management are achieved after accomplished course requirements (passed courses) about 120 credits, with the following requirement:
- at least 30 credits courses with advanced study within Landscape Planning (advanced D/A1N-A1F),
- at least 30 credits Bachelor´s essay (degree project) within Landscape Planning (advanced E/A2E),
- maximally 15 credits may constitute courses for first-cycle studies.

Course requirements must also comply with the following demands:

- at least 60 credits programme courses according to established study plan, and
- Bachelor´s essay according to established study plan and instructions for the program.

In addition, requirement of taken Bachelor´s degree is set or professional qualification about at least 180 credits or the equivalent foreign higher education qualification.

Student who satisfies the demands for Master´s degree on request obtains a degree certificate. The degree certificate will be associated with the title Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Landscape planning. Of the degree certificate should it appear that higher education qualification satisfies the demands according to education plan for the program Sustainable Urban Management. Specified course requirement is evident from the study plan that is established by the Board of first-cycle programmes at the faculty of the program and is presented in appendix to the programme syllabus.

7. 2 Other higher education qualifications obtained upon completion of the programme
The courses that are included the program Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration also facilitate the following the higher education qualifications provided that SLU´s requirement for general higher education qualifications are satisfied:

- Master´s degree with main field of study landscape planning (Degree of Master (One Year) of Science with a major in Landscape Planning).

8. Miscellaneous

8. 1 Credit transfers
Passed courses from other higher education, within or except the country, may be included in the program Sustainable city development – management, organisation and administration. This does not apply if there is a substantial difference between the courses. Credit transfers are assessed in each individual case. After review, equivalent knowledge and skills that have been acquired through work can also be included.