Last edit: 26/10/2016
Approved: 26/10/2016

Structure of the education

Studios

The aim for our studios is to foresee urban planning and design issues and problems that will be coming into the public focus in the near future. The academic year is based on four periods, following the KTH academic calendar, each defined by a studio container course that consists of multiple modules. Each module is run as a course, ranging from 3.0 - 7.5 credits and a final studio degree project. Studios act as the container for other modules that will feed into the studio project.

Modules – Shorter and medium courses that feed into the studio

A strong emphasis in the program will be advancing exploratory methods and tools in urban analysis – not only producing design solutions, but also critically analyzing urban design proposals. Modules prepare the students for main theme in each studio and equip them with the necessary tools and skills to complete the tasks given, as well as advancing seminal and contemporary theoretical knowledge and paradigms.

Reading Seminar Series and Urban Film Series

Reading seminars and urban film series make up a minor part of the content in each studio and will complement the focus of the studio and the semester theme. This is an extended integrated part of the program that stretches from Period 1 to Period 3.

Degree Project

Students are required to demonstrate a capacity for in-depth critical thinking through both research and design. This is done in the form of: Capstone Project –Final Integrated Studio, Degree Project 15 credits. This final degree project work is a unique composite project work synthesizing all of the results of previous course work into a final product that students can utilize as a portfolio of their studies. This final product is a “living book” of the accumulated knowledge from the beginning that will act as an advanced postgraduate theoretical, strategic, and design portfolio. This Project also includes attention to Methodologies in Urban Design Research, Public Life Studies and Researching the City, plus a research seminar focused on degree project preparation.

Compulsory, recommended, and elective courses

All courses are compulsory as the nature of this program is an intensive and concise program designed around a one-year curriculum that is interconnected by a succession of learning, substitutions are not allowed.

Courses

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.

Information regarding the scale found in the curriculum.

Conditions for participation in the programme

A prerequisite for a students' participation in studies at KTH is that the student performs a course registration and semester registration for each semester.

Registration is done under the personal menu on the KTH:s webb page

Course registration is done by all students on the programwww.antagning.se

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students are able to apply to receive credit for the results of the course/courses at another college/ university within the country or abroad.

For more information please refer to KTH's regulations in www.kth.se and program's student guidance counselling.

Studies abroad

Additionally the program has collaboration with ETH Zürich, UCL London and CED UC Berkeley, and other universities where students will spend some short time abroad.

Degree project

Capstone Project –Final Integrated Studio, Degree Project 15 ECTS credits. The final degree project is a unique composite project work synthesizing all of the results of previous course work into a final product that students can utilize as a portfolio of their studies. This final product is a “living book” of the accumulated knowledge from the beginning that will act as an advanced postgraduate theoretical, strategic, and design portfolio. This Project also includes attention to Methodologies in Urban Design Research, Public Life Studies and Researching the City, plus a research seminar focused on degree project preparation.

The thesis work is graded pass (P) or fail (F).

Degree

To obtain the master's degree students must have passed courses of at least 45 higher education credits, of which all the courses (mandatory) and a 15-credit degree project within the master program – Final Integrated Studio Degree Project.

The application for degree is done under the personal menu on KTH web page.