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F1A5046 Individual Seminar Course: Architecture 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1A5046 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course aims to deepen and broaden the student´s knowledge in architecture and adjoining fields in order to support research studies. In addition, the aim is to develop the skills and knowledge in reflective participation in academic seminars and contexts. The course consists of chosen seminars where the student prepares through reading material and actively participates as presenter, opponent, or active seminar participant. The specific seminars to include are defined by examiner and doctoral student but should generally consist of a minimum of one seminar with preparation, participation, and follow-up per course credit.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

  • Give a count for a field of theory, method, discourse, or similar for which the content of the specific iteration of the course has been designed
  • Critically reflect over this as well as give account for its relation to research in general
  • Discuss the relation to and relevance for ones´own research work
  • Participate in a critical, dynamic and constructive discussion of a field of theory, method, discourse or similar for which the content of the iteration of the course has been designed in the format of academic seminars

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In order to follow the course a student must have completed a Masters´degree in architecture or adjoining fields, or have an equivalent level of education. Priority is given to students enrolled at KTH or as doctoral students in architecture at other universities.

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • DEL1 - Participation, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL1 - Homework, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.5 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

Examination is mainly through participation and follow-up of individual seminars, where also preparation is tested. The number of seminars per credit can vary depending on the type of seminar and the amount of preparation and follow-up. The examination includes written components. (P/F).

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web F1A5046

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Architecture