Last edit: 08/11/2018
Approved: 08/11/2018

Structure of the education

The academic year is 40 weeks and is divided into two semesters, Autumn and Spring. Each semester consists of two study periods. For information on the extent of the school year, the exam and reexamination see; "Student at KTH" schedules at

The programme consists of courses for 90 credits courses followed by a degree project, advanced level of 30 credits.

For the Macromolecular Materials track
Two mandatory courses (15 credits) are included in the first year, and remaining courses may be chosen from the courses listed as conditionally elective or recommended. The conditionally elective courses are regarded as particularly important, and the student is required to choose at least 3 of these 5. This gives the student a great opportunity to create his/her own curriculum. Guidelines and recommendations for course combinations will be given. Courses corresponding to 15 credits can be elected freely outside the course lists.

For the Nordic Master in Polymer Technology, Nordic 5 Tech track
The first year at KTH will include an obligatory course package of 30 credits. The remaining 30 credits can be selected from the recommended list in agreement with the programme director to support the second year specialization. The second year at KTH will include an obligatory course package of 15 credits and a 30 credits master thesis. The remaining 15 credits can be selected from the recommended course list.


The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Students accepted to the programme will start their studies in the end of August. To register, the student must be present in person at the programme start.

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. Course registration is done via the personal menu at

Course selections for upcoming semesters are done no later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year.

For students starting their education from the autumn semester 2018, previous promotion requirements have been replaced with special admission requirements to each course. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme coordinator, credits for previous studies can be received according to the local policy of KTH.

For more information see; Regulations, policy in credit transfer at

Studies abroad

For more information contact the international coordinator at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health.

Degree project

Students admitted to the programme are required to perform an individual work in the form of a degree project, advanced level, corresponding to 30 credits.

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

The purpose of the thesis project is that the student demonstrates the ability to perform independent project work, using the skills obtained from the courses in the programme. It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable thesis project, with assistance from KTH.

For information regarding the grading scale and criteria of the degree project work, read the course syllabus.

More information on the KTH policy on the degree project can be found at


In order to graduate with the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) a pass grade must be achieved in all courses, which are included in the student’s study plan. The study plan shall comprise 120 higher education credits including a degree project comprising 30 higher education credits.

At least 90 credits are at second cycle, of which at least 60 higher education credits (including a 30 credits degree project) with in-depth studies in the main field of study.

Students who fulfil all the requirements will be awarded a Master of Science (120 credits). Students must apply for the degree. To apply use the web service “Application for degrees” that is found in the personal menu.

Degree name
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits)
Teknologie masterexamen

For further information see; Local regulation for qualifications at first and second cycle at