AG218X Degree Project in Urban Studies, Second Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom urbana studier, avancerad nivå

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The degree project should constitute an advanced and specialised study in the main subject for second-cycle studies. The course is designed as a studio within urbanism studies, with special focus on public places and urban spaces. The degree project is a project work that synthesises all results of earlier courses.

Intended learning outcomes *

Applied to Master's degree (60 credits):

After completed degree project, the student should be able to

  1. show knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the chosen subject area understanding in current research and development and advanced method knowledge
  2. demonstrate the ability to search, collect and integrate knowledge in a systematic way and identify his/her needs of additional knowledge
  3. demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations also with limited information
  4. demonstrate the ability to plan and with adequate methods carry out qualified assignments within given time frames and to evaluate this work
  5. demonstrate the ability to, orally and in writing, in dialogue with different groups clearly account for and discuss his/her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments underlying them
  6. demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects
  7. show such skills that is required to participate in research and development or to work independently in other qualified activities

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

A main part of the studies, at least 30 credits of which 15 credits with specialisation should be completed before the degree project may be started for second-cycle studies within the main field of study. It falls on examiner to ensure that the student has the specialisation that is intended above. Exemption can after assessment be granted by the director of first and second cycle education.

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • XUPP - Thesis Assignment, 15.0 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 *

XUPP- Examination assignment, 15.0 credits

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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Tigran Haas

Hans Westlund

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

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Course web AG218X

Offered by

ABE/Urban and Regional Studies

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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