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A31H2A History and Theory of Architecture 3:2: Thesis, First Level 3.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

Only for students in the Degree Programme in Architecture, study year 3.

Part of programme

Degree Programme in Architecture, åk 3, Mandatory


P3 (1.0 hp), P4 (2.0 hp)


14 Jan 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 5

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


Claes Sörstedt (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus A31H2A (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course deals with the opportunities and conditions for using historical-theoretical studies as the operative basis for current architectural projects. The majority of the course is directed toward training students in the ability to formulate and translate such studies to their Year 3bachelor’s thesis project.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • Independently formulate a historic-theoretical research in relation to a contemporary architectural project and its thematic question.
  • Present different strategies of planning such an operative research.
  • Analytical and critically transform the research into a written text.
  • Reflect on their learning in written or spoken form.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

You should pass the course A11HIB History and Theory of Architecture 1: Introduction to European Architecture 7.5 credits and A21HIC History and Theory of Architecture 2: Architecture and Modernity 9.0 credits

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at course start.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • MOM1 - Moment 1, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The learning outcomes are examined through the records of the design process, and through the outcomes of the course specified assignments. To achieve the approved level (pass) students must have approved tasks, including 80% attendance at lectures, seminars, tutorials and reviews.

A reflection on the individual learning process must be handed in.

Special regulations for completion apply. The rules for completion can be found on the programme web.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Claes Sörstedt (