Structure of education at KTH
Degree programmes on different levels
Studies on university level in Sweden are divided into three cycles:
- First cycle (Bachelor) - the first three years
- Second cycle (Master) - one or two years following the first cycle
- Third cycle (Doctoral/PhD) - four years following the second cycle
Degree programmes at KTH
KTH offers education within all cycles mentioned above.
First-cycle programmes (Bachelor)
Courses on this level are generally offered in Swedish and knowledge in the Swedish language is necessary in order to be admitted.
First- and second-cycle programmes (five-year Master´s programme/Direct master)
The first three years are given in Swedish and knowledge in the Swedish language is necessary in order to be admitted to the full five-year programme. The two last years are generally given in English and offered as separate Master's programmes (1-2 years). See link below.
Second-cycle programmes (Master, 1-2 years)
These programmes are offered in English.
Third-cycle (doctoral/PhD studies)