Master's programme in Communication Systems

The KTH Master’s programme in Communication Systems offers students a strong fundamental education in key knowledge areas, whilst providing a broad scope of academic courses and specialisations to choose from. This highly relevant field is becoming increasingly important to how our societies function, and our global information infrastructure will continue to demand well-rounded specialists in the future.

17 October 2016: Online application opens
16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Kista, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Communication Systems at KTH

The programme focuses on the integration of the Internet and mobile network technologies to develop global communication systems for next generations. Students work in a research environment with ample experimental resources and in close contact with the industry – including leading system manufacturers, service developers and providers, and advanced early adopters. The first study period consists of mandatory core courses, which provide in-depth knowledge in the areas of communication systems and networks. The program continues with specialization tracks including some mandatory courses within the track and a wide range of elective courses, allowing the student to specialize within the programme subject areas. Many courses are problem-oriented, with self-directed and project-based work. The fourth semester is devoted to the Master degree project.



The Internet and mobile phone networks are among the most powerful technologies of our time. Today’s challenges are to integrate them and make them scalable, secure and sustainable. Commercialisation of these new ideas will create value for users, vendors, operators and society in general. Consequently, entrepreneurship, product realisation and economics are inextricably linked to communication systems.

The programme provides an excellent basis for a career in research and development, as well as in network design and management. Former students can be found in academia, as well as in the industry – on the producer side, with system manufacturers and operators, and on the consumer side, with industry, in the public sector and among regulators. There is a huge demand for network designers and administrators, especially in emerging markets in developing regions. Finally, as evidenced by Google, Skype, Spotify and others, there are rich opportunities for entrepreneurs to change the world.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Meet the students


For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to
contact the programme coordinator or programme director.

Programme director: Markus Hidell
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Changes in the programme may occur.

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