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.
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 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 programme was awarded a RICS accreditation in 2015. Accreditation by RICS means that the master’s 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 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.
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 doctoral studies.
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Changes in the programme may occur.