Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, 120 credits (THSSM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2014

Last edit: 22/04/2015
Approved: 22/04/2015

The general admission requirement for masters programmes at KTH is a completed Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. Students in their final year of their under­­graduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance. In addition, applicant must provide a proof of their proficiency in English.KTH accepts a TOEFL paper-based test: total result of 575 (written test, minimum grade 4.5), Internet-based test: total result of 90 (written test, minimum grade 20) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5, no band lower than 5.5 (only Academic Training accepted). English proficiency tests are waived for applicants with English as language of instruction (minimum 3 years of full-time higher education studies.

The specific admission requirement for students that apply for the programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design is a completed Bachelor’s degree in architecture or landscape architecture, civil engineering in the built environment, energy and environment or equivalent, urban and regional planning, social or natural sciences relevant to the scope of the programme. The previous study should comprise at least 30 hp in the field of urban design, urban, transport or regional planning, national/ regional economy or environmental sciences.

The selection process for the Masters programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: university, grade point average (GPA), relevant academic courses, motivation letter and working experience. For students with a degree in archi­tecture or landscape architecture, the portfolio is considered in the selection process.

Admission to the programme does not involve that each student is eligible to register for all courses within the programme. Some of the courses have specific pre-requisites which either relate to other courses within the master programme or to the student's previous studies. However, all students are offered combinations of courses which correspond to full-time studies in each semester.