Master's programme best practice

This is a guide and best practice for master's programme descriptions. The recommended length of the introduction is between 300 and 450 characters including blanks. It should summarise the programme and how it relates to real-world challenges and/or industry demand. The introduction inspires the students to find out more about the programme.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

16 October 2019: Application opens
15 January 2020: Application deadline
3February 2020: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
3 April 2020: Notification of selection results
August 2020: Arrival and start of studies

Programme name at KTH

The programme description should be between 1,500 and 2,500 characters with blanks. The description is essential for recruiting students and it is important that it answers the questions a prospective student have. Based on input from prospective students the text should answer these questions in the following order:

  1. What is the core content and purpose of the programme?
  2. What subjects does the programme cover? What disciplines does it span?
  3. Are there any specialisations (tracks) in the programme and what do they consist of?
  4. Are there any specific teaching methods or coursework such as projects or studio work?
  5. How does the programme interact with research and/or industry? Any specific companies?
  6. What are the learning outcomes of the programme:
    • What will the students learn?
    • What expertise will they develop?
    • What abilities will the graduate have attained?
  7. Why should you study this programme at KTH? What makes this programme better than corresponding programmes at other universities? For example prominent research, research facilities, aspects related to location KTH's being located in Stockholm and Sweden.  

Divide the text into paragraphs and use bullet lists where necessary. Please leave out aspects that are described elsewhere, such as length of programme, language of instruction and course details.

This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Electrical Engineering (at KTH).

Topics covered

In the mandatory fact box "Topics covered", define five to ten of the main topics covered by the programme.

Courses in the programme


Career prospects are an important part of the programme information and should be between 500 and 2,500 characters with blanks. The text should answer these questions:

  • How does the programme prepare students for the current job market?

  • What does alumni from the programme work with?

  • At which companies or in which industries do the alumni work?

  • Do students go on to doctoral studies? At which universities?

After graduation

In the mandatory fact box "After graduation", define five to ten of the main professional roles for alumni. You can search for common job titles for a specific programme or subject on the KTH LinkedIn page .

Meet the graduates

Students' experiences

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

"The master's programme in Best Practice will help you develop your programme information."

Student Name, Country

Meet the students

Sustainable development

Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Best Practice are:

17. Partnerships for the Goals
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
15. Life on Land
14. Life Below Water
13. Climate Action
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
10 Reduced Inequalities
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
5 Gender Equality
4. Quality Education
3. Good Health and Well-Being

The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Best practice are no poverty, good health and well-being, and clean water and sanitation.

  • Identify the three most prioritised sustainable development goals  for the programme. This has already been done for the KTH programmes given in Swedish .

  • Describe how the programme adressess these three development goals. One to three sentence about each goal. What do the students learn during their studies that make them equipped to solve these challenges? What can they work with after graduation to contribute to a more sustainable future? Use examples if you have any.

Faculty and research

The faculty and research text is optional but highly appreciated by prospective students. This part should be between 500 and 2,500 characters with blanks. The text should:

  • introduce the school and the research conducted at the school.

  • highlight prominent research groups or professors that are involved in the programme.

  • highlight research facilities that can be utilised by the students.

  • If the programme subject rank high in the THE or QS subject rankings it can be included.

You can also publish quotes from researchers or the Programme director ( Professor Anders Andersson is the programme director of the programme. He says: “Our programme gives master’s students a strong foundation in best practice ...").

Professors: On the faculty and research page for each programme there is a possibility to show which professors are associated with the programme. The images and titles are pulled automatically from their KTH Social profile.

Facilities: On the faculty and research page for each programme there is a possibility to highlight two or three of the research facilities that students in the programme get access to. A name, short description and a link to more information should be included. Image is optional.

Research stories: On the faculty and research page for each programme there is a possibility to highlight two or three research stories (articles published about research that relates the programme). A link to the article must be included. Image is optional.

Faculty and research

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The current admission round for the programme is for studies starting autumn 2020. Apply before 15 January.

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