The program attend to the society\'s need for professional planners in public services and private institutions and companies with activities governed by the Planning and Building Act. The program is of great social relevance.Master students in Urban and regional planning are qualified to all kinds of work that deal with problems in regards to the Planning and Building act. The work tasks are varied: to develop the surroundings; to make regulation plans and local government plans for towns, cities and regions; to plan how to take care of environment, culture and landscape. Other work tasks could include planning of coast and water systems, real estate development, road construction and commercial development.Admission requirements
Internationalisation, studies abroad and exhange agreements
The study program is first and foremost made for Norwegian conditions, but it is sought for international examples for use in the teaching. Excursions to other countries are also possible during the study period. This is not yet formalised. In addition internationalization and globalization are topics that will be discussed in the master\'s program.Students are encouraged to take parts of their study program abroad. The 4. year is organized so that it will be possible to exchange mandatory courses with other courses in other teaching institutions. The department cooperates with The Oslo School of Architecture and the University of Oslo, and has agreements with University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). In addition UMB has agreements of student exchange both in the Nordic countries and in the rest of the world.
The department cooperates with The Oslo School of Architecture and other educational establishments offering landscape architecture courses abroad: Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen (The Netherlands), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), Technische Universität München TUM (Germany), Universität Hannover (Germany), Universität für Bodenkultur (Austria), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Ecole Nationale Superieure du paysage (ENSP) (Versailles, France), Universita degli studi di Genova (Italy), University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia).Universita degli Studi di Genova (Italia), Western University of Australia, Perth (Australia).Related studies
Urban and regional planning is a vocational study program where students learn to plan the physical surroundings as well as planning according to the Planning and Building act. The students learn different methods to analyse the surroundings and different approaches to possibilities and concequences, as well as solving conflics of interests. The students learn to create environmental, architechtonical and functional resolutions. They learn to arrange planning processes and cooperate with others, use maps, digital drawing programs and geographic information systems (GIS).
The study program gives knowledge on subjects within the fields of natural science, social science and architechture, plus problems related to qualities and characteristics of the physical surroundings. Students learn about the legal system and how to develop technical plans and decisions. Urban and Regional Planning includes different interest of land use, environment, ownership, development, society and relations between neighbours. Throughout the studies there will be focus on relevant problem issues and practical planning work. Specializations in town and regional development, regional planning, natural and environmental planning, coast and water system planning and implementation of planning are offered.