Freestanding course, Master’s level
15 hp
Malmö daytime 100%
30 August 2021 - 7 November 2021
Applications open 15 March

About the course

The purpose of this course is for the student to develop critical and constructive understanding of community work in urban transformation. The student will develop the ability to analyze and critically reflect on the conditions of community development, citizen participation, empowerment and social mobilization in urban transformation.

Course content

The course has two parts, one theoretical and one applied. The applied part is the design of several processes of urban transformation. The theoretical part is an arena for on-going reflections over challenges related to the applied part. The course as whole covers the following themes:

  • the role of community work in sustainable urban development
  • conditions for empowerment, participation and organization of citizens
  • conducting a participatory design process with stakeholders on a community level
  • management of community work initiatives involving multiple stakeholders
  • networks in design, implementation and governance of community work initiatives

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B/ English 6 in Swedish secondary school.


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).