Master's programme in Real Estate and Construction Management

The programme prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government and construction management sectors. In 2015, the programme was awarded a RICS accreditation, which means that the programme answers to the highest standards in real estate education.

Application closed

The application for the programme is now closed.

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 tuition fee for the full programme 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.

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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 the programme coordinator.

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

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 term consists mainly of foundation courses for all students, after which it is possible to specialise according to educational background and interest. In the final term, students will prepare a final degree project. The degree project is a detailed study of a subject area within the scope of the programme. This provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired from the courses in a scientific manner to a problem chosen within the research profile of the track. The degree project may be carried out at a company in Sweden or abroad, or students may work independently in an area of their own choice, as long as it falls within the research profile of the track. Once completed, the degree project will be presented in a seminar. 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 graduates from the programme will have gained in-depth knowledge of construction project management, real estate economics and real estate planning and land law, and will be trained to work in and lead projects in real estate and construction management, collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, work independently, exercise their own power of initiative and create new ideas for a sustainable built environment.

The programme was awarded a RICS accreditation in 2015. Accreditation by RICS means that the master’s programme meets 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 has 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.

Topics covered

Real estate economics, valuation, real estate taxation, real estate management, property/facilities management and development, construction and project management, project communication, planning, building and environmental law, real estate law, land administration


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.

Graduates can expect to work in organisations such as:

  • Consultancy companies, 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 doctoral studies.


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

Firat Can Köseci, Turkey

"KTH has solid connections with international and especially Swedish industry."

Meet the students

Changes in the programme may occur.

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