Master's programme in Architecture

The master’s programme in Architecture consists of two years of full-time study. The overall aim is to ensure individual progression and comprehensive understanding of the field and related knowledge areas.

Application closed

The application for the programme is now closed. Opens again 16 October 2017.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline
1 February 2018: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
6 April 2018: Notification of selection results

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 520,000
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
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Architecture and Built Environment (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact study guidance.

Study guidance: master@arch.kth.se

This master’s programme corresponds with the advanced level of the five year degree programme in Architecture (300 ECTS credits).

Architecture at KTH

The programme consists of studio-based teaching; orientation courses; seminar courses and a final independent degree project. Through the different stages of the programme, a student completes six studio projects – each providing an opportunity to apply and develop skills in varied areas of the learning process. There is an annual selection procedure allowing students to list their preferences for the studios on offer. Each of the ten studios offered have places for 25 to 30 students. Studio projects can include both individual work and team work.

The final term degree project is an assignment that the student conducts independently. The student formulates a programme and develops a project addressing architectural issues that may be discussed in architectural terms. Through the project, the student is given the opportunity to show that they have obtained the academic and professional skills of the architect. This is an independent work that must be carried out within a specified one-term time frame. Degree projects are presented at public examination days. The works are assessed by an external jury, appointed for the examination.

KTH leads its architectural education and research by combining artistic, design-led, technological and practical aspects of the field. Our mission is to educate qualified consultants and leaders with a capacity to develop the built environment with respect to design, technology, economics, quality, aesthetics and long-term sustainability. We also constitute a large international study environment, recognised for its individual coaching of students at the advanced level of studies.

The overall aim of the programme is to ensure individual progression and deepening of knowledge, competence and judgement within architecture and related knowledge areas.

Courses and studios

Career

A majority of architects who graduate from KTH find a professional role in private architectural firms, but many also work in the public sector. An important development in terms of future career prospects is our additional mission to train students to assume a higher level of legal and financial responsibility in the various professional roles that relate to architecture and planning.

Addressing the challenges related to sustainable development, whilst developing urban landscapes and buildings that offer quality of life and rich business opportunities, calls for innovative architectural strategies, new technologies and economic and social policy initiatives. Students will leave the degree programme well equipped to enter the workplace with a variety of skills facilitating successful careers.

Students

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

Felipe Franco, Colombia

"Swedish universities stand out among other schools in Europe because of their excellence."

Meet the students

Faculty and research

Research in the School of Architecture is currently divided into five domains of specialisation led by five researchers and faculty members: architectural design (professor Ulrika Karlsson); architectural aistory (associate professor Helena Mattsson); architectural technology (associate professor Tim Anstey); critical studies (associate professor Hélène Frichot); urban design (Dr Daniel Koch).

In collaboration with the Swedish Research School in Architecture: ResArc, the KTH research department is currently involved in two strong research environments:
1. Architecture in Effect (directed by Meike Schalk) architectureineffect.se, architectureinthemaking.se

Researchers in the School of Architecture are further involved in several ongoing research projects funded with competitive grants.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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