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. The programme is RICS accredited, which means that the programme answers to the highest standards in real estate education.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

16 October 2019: Application opens
15 January 2020: Application deadline
3 February 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

Real Estate and Construction Management at KTH

The master's programme in Real Estate and Construction Management consist of four terms of full-time study. The first term consists mainly of foundation courses for all students, after which it is possible to specialise according to educational background and interest. Students can choose between three profiles: Construction Project Management, Real Estate Development and Land Law, and Building and Real Estate Economics. Note that a few of the conditionally elective courses in the Real Estate Development and Land Law profile are taught in Swedish.

In the final term, students will conduct a master's 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 profile. The degree project may be carried out at a company in Sweden or abroad. Students may also work independently in an area of their own choice, as long as it falls within the research profile of the profile. 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 programme is RICS accredited. 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.

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 Architecture and Built Environment (at KTH).

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.

Courses in the programme


The graduates from the programme will have gained in-depth knowledge of construction project management, real estate economics and real estate development 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.

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 further studies on doctoral level.

After graduation

Valuer, Analyst, Asset Manager, Transaction Advisor, Construction Project Manager, Project Engineer, Developer, Real Estate Consultant, Land surveyor.

Meet the graduates


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

"What I admire about KTH is the good and honest relationship between students and professors."

Zanwer Hasan, Germany and Iraq

Meet the students

Faculty and research

The area of real estate and construction management encompasses legal, economic, and administrative issues connected to property management, property development, and construction. The department’s research covers both basic research on root causes and mechanisms, and applied research dedicated to making informed decisions in both public and private sectors. All the courses in the master’s programme are given by highly qualified teachers and researchers involved in different research projects.

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