Urban Climate and Urban Climate Planning

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 16 000 SEK
First payment: 16 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Application closed, late application opens 15 July 2024.


The course covers issues of how humans affect and are affected by the climate in the city. A particular focus of the course is on the application of climate knowledge in urban planning and design.


The course consists of field projects based on the collection of meteorological data. Emphasis is placed on design, implementation, analysis and reporting of field project and exercises.

The course is part of the Master’s Programme in Geography, the course is also offered as a freestanding course.


The teaching consist of: 

  • lectures
  • exercises
  • field project
  • guest lectures
  • supervision by teacher
  • seminars

Language of instruction: English

The teaching is carried out by dedicated teachers who are researchers in the field. The course has a strong research and labour market connection, which you as a student will benefit from.

Prerequisites and selection


120 credits completed courses in the different main areas of Natural Sciences of which 75 % with a grade of at least Pass. Student with the corresponding number of credits in Human Geography and Architecture or equivalent education may after evaluation, attend the course.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

Geographers often work with urban planning, environmental management or broader issues related to sustainable development, in Sweden or internationally. As a geographer, you may work on planning new public transport, roads, water supply or urban planning for climate change. Geographers can be found in business, government and international organizations.

For example, former students have a carreer as environmental consultants, project leaders, urban planners and GIS consultants.


The Department of Earth Sciences' premises are located in central Gothenburg on Campus Medicinareberget. We are located in the Natrium building, which was inaugurated in 2023 and has state-of-the-art labs and lecture halls. Natrium brings together students and researchers in the Natural Science fields of Biology, Molecular biology, Chemistry, Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences and Conservation.

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Exchange opportunities

If you are studying Geography at the University of Gothenburg, there are good opportunities for exchange studies during your studies. This is often seen as a good asset when applying for jobs, as many jobs require international collaboration.

We have over 100 agreements within Erasmus and other exchange programs with universities around the world, both within and outside Europe.