At Stockholm University you can study for a bachelor and/or a master in human geography, urban and regional planning or geography either within a programme or as freestanding courses.

The Departments courses and programmes can provide the knowledge and the skills to work with a variety of areas. They can include matters regarding housing, economic growth, cultural heritage management, land use, the environment, urban planning, social and ethnic segregation, regional development, transport and tourism. A degree in human geography is right for you who want a social science education for work in analysis, project management, and planning. These works may involve local, national or international issues and relations. Courses in geography may also be part of a teacher degree.

After graduating in human geography, urban and regional planning or geography, you can choose from a variety of professions and workplaces. What can be your occupation depends on how you design and focus your higher education and what or which degrees you will get.

Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography with Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business (180 HECs, 3 years, in Swedish)

Organizations in the public and the private sector are continuously need intelligence and knowledge for strategic decisions. This can be about risk assessment and future planning and, more generally, to make an organization more aware of what is happening in the outside world. A trends analyst works in a medium or large organization and produces basic data for strategic, long-term decisions. The Bachelor's programme gives a foundation for work in intelligence analysis for policy and business and a foundation for further studies at the master level (the Second Cycle).

Bachelor's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning (180 HECs, 3 years, in Swedish)

The programme in Urban and Regional Planning leads to a B.Sc. and gives eligibility to the Master’s level in Urban and Regional Planning and other Masters’ programmes. The job market for planners is good and work tasks for urban and regional planners can be found at all levels of society, in both the public sector (government offices, civil service, counties, municipalities etc) and the private sector and interest groups and lobby organizations.

Master's Programme in Human Geography (120 HECs, 2 years, in English)

The programme leads to a Master’s degree in Human Geography. Through this programme you will develop your skills and competence to do research work, to assess research work and to communicate research work. In parallel you will obtain broad and specialized knowledge in the wide field of Human Geography. This combination of skills and knowledge qualifies the holder to participate in research and development work and to do advanced applied work. There are potential employers both nationally and internationally, often in the public sector but also in private firms. The programme offers an ideal grounding for students wishing to pursue a Doctorate in Human Geography.

Master's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning (120 HECs, 2 years, in English)

The two year Master of Science with a main field of study in Urban and Regional Planning will provide students with qualifications which will give an obvious entry point for careers in process management and qualified analytical, development and administrative work in planning at local, regional, national and international level. The degree offers an excellent grounding for students wishing to pursue a Doctorate.

Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change (120 HECs, 2 years, in English)

You will improve your ability to communicate with different groups of people dealing with global environmental questions. This programme targets students who want to do research on global environmental and social issues or work at government authorities, international organizations and private companies.

Post-Graduate Programme in Geography with emphasis on Human Geography (240 HECs, 4 years, in English and/or Swedish)

The programme prepare for a career in research, teaching in higher education and other positions in and related to academia. Around half of all those with third-cycle qualifications in Sweden are employed within the public sector and around a third in the private sector. Higher education institutions are the major employers.