Last edit: 13/01/2021
Approved: 13/01/2021

Structure of the education

Each academic year consists of two semesters of 20 weeks each. Each semester is divided into two study periods. The first three semesters comprise courses while the fourth semester consists of the degree project. Semesters one to three include both compulsory and conditionally elective courses. The minor package of business-oriented courses is compulsory.


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.

The grading system is further specified in each respective course plan.

Conditions for participation in the programme

A prerequisite for studying at KTH is that every term, students must enrol in their courses and register for the term.

To continue studies, specific eligibility requirements to each course must be met. The specific eligibility requirements are specified in each respective course plan.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students may request to be given credit for a course/courses from another college/university within or outside Sweden. KTH’s policy for recognising previous academic studies is available in full in KTH’s regulations

For more information, please consult the programme’s study advisors.

Studies abroad

The programme is based the idea that students will study in two different countries. There is no further possibility to foreign exchanges during the programme. Mobility between countries is organised by the EIT Urban Mobility Master School Office and is assigned in connection with the admissions process.

Degree project

The degree project comprises the conclusive part of the programme. The degree project may be begun when the degree project course’s eligibility requirements are fulfilled.

For the degree project, a grading scale of pass (P) and fail (F) is used.


Title: Master of Science in the Built Environment, 120 ECTS.

To obtain a degree, 120 ECTS of completed courses are required, including the following.

  • At least 60 ECTS second-cycle courses including the programme’s compulsory and conditionally elective courses
  • A degree project of 30 ECTS.

In the event that the master's program is a final part of the degree programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management there may be additional requirements according to the corresponding study programmes. For example, a master of science degree in the above degree programmes should include mathematics and science subjects for a minimum of 45 higher education credits.

An application for the degree is submitted using the web service in the personal menu at