The programme consists of blended learning courses, you will study how outdoor environments in people's everyday life can promote development, health and well-being.
Health and well-being in everyday life depend, to a varying degree, on the quality of the surrounding environment, on interaction with plants and animals in natural or artifically created green open spaces, in urban as well as in rural areas.
This programme is designed for students who are particularly interested in such interactions, with emphasis on the effects of human/environment interactions, based primarly on theories of environmental psychology. On completion of this Master's programme, students will have the skills and competence to evaluate and develop physical environments adapted to people's needs and demands at both local and strategic level.
The skills and competence achieved by completing this programme are of importance in many situations, particularly in the light of the increasing stress levels of modern society and a growing awareness of the importance of the restorative effects of nature and green open spaces. This would include all professions involved in planning and designing environments in healthcare, schools and public spaces.
This programme is a distance-based education, meaning admittance to this program will not make you eligible for a residence permit in Sweden. There are mandatory online meetings 2-4 times per semester this autumn, due to Civid-19.
You can choose to study the programme at full time or part time.
Part-time schedule 2020-21
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The skills and competence acquired on this programme are of strategic use in the development of sustainable societies in which plants, animals and other elements of nature are actively used to counteract stress and to support integration, rehabilitation and the development of healthy lifestyles. The programme prepares you for taking on strategic roles in the development and more active use of physical environments in public domains as well as adapting them to specific user groups, for example schools and healthcare environments.
Degree of Master (120 credits) of Science with a major in Environmental Psychology.
Where you can work
Professionals within the field tend to take on strategic roles in the planning and development of programmes for the use and governance of outdoor spaces in healthcare, schools, housing areas and the public realm, or at a regional level take part in public health planning for the use of open green spaces. Businesses in the field nature-assisted therapy and green architecture are also common.
SLU offers a range of Master’s level courses in landscape architecture. Students completing a Master’s degree on this programme will also be eligible for doctoral studies.
Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits
Next start: Alnarp, 31 August 2020
Number of admission places: 25
Application period 16 Oct 2019 - 15 jan 2020: All international students
Application period 16 March 2020-15 April 2020: Swedish students and students within EU/EEA
You can choose to study the programme at full time (100%) or part time (50%).
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: SEK 30 400 (part-time, 50%) or SEK 60 800 (full-time, 100%)
Total programme: SEK 243 000
All applications are made through the Swedish online application service at universityadmissions.se. Find out how to apply and more about the application and admissions process on the SLU web.