Master's programme in Real Estate and Construction Management

The Master’s programme prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government and construction management sectors. The hands-on approach to teaching and learning implies that class projects consist of activities that will provide students with job-related skills. The department’s close links with industry, local professional bodies and a strong alumni network allow the university to continually stay abreast of current developments and integrate these into our course offerings. The programme was awarded a RICS accreditation in 2015, which means that the programme answers to the highest standards in real estate education.

15 January 2016: Application deadline
1 February 2016: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
29 March 2016: First notification of selection results
14 April 2016: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 290 000
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.

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

Real Estate and Construction Management at KTH

The curriculum of the programme covers four terms of full-time study. Within the programme it is possible to specialise in: Construction Project Management, Real Estate Development and Land Law or Building and Real Estate Economics. A few of the conditionally elective courses in Real Estate Development and Land Law specialisation are taught in Swedish.

The first semester consists mainly of foundation courses for all students, after which  it is possible to specialise according to educational background and interest. In the final semester, students will prepare a degree project thesis.

The programme was awarded a RICS accreditation in 2015. Accreditation by RICS means that the Master programme answers to the highest standards in real estate education. Students graduated from a RICS accredited programme qualifies partially for membership in RICS as RICS considers the candidate already have an above- average academic background and only need to develop their professional competences before being approved as a professional charted surveyor and member of RICS.



Given the borderless nature of the subjects covered in the programme, graduates are trained for careers in the real estate, government and construction management sectors, both nationally and internationally. Career options for graduates cover various areas within the fields of valuation, real estate taxation, real estate management, property/facilities management and development; construction and project management, planning, building and environmental law, real estate law, and land administration.

Graduates can expect to work in organisations such as:

  • Advisory firms, banks, pension funds, insurance companies
  • Property and asset management companies, development companies, real estate appraisal/valuation firms, and real estate capital groups
  • Infrastructural development organisations
  • Land development, cadastral and registration agencies and other related regulatory bodies and private companies
  • Architectural firms, technical consultant firms, construction management firms, real estate companies, construction companies, client and facilities management organisations and public organisations.

The programme also prepares students for PhD studies.


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

After gaining a strong technical base of knowledge in construction I felt I needed to enhance my expertise in the area of real estate development and investments. I chose KTH.

Meet the students


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

Abukar Warsame, Phone: +46-8-790 6912

Changes in the programme may occur.

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