Architecture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The Master’s programme in Architecture offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology consists of two years of full-time study. The overall aim is to ensure individual progression and comprehensive understanding of the field and related knowledge areas.

About

The Master’s programme in Architecture is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The programme consists of studio-based teaching; orientation courses; seminar courses and a final independent degree project. Through the different stages of the programme, a student completes six studio projects – each providing an opportunity to apply and develop skills in varied areas of the learning process. There is an annual selection procedure allowing students to list their preferences for the studios on offer. A majority of the twelve studios offered have places for about 25–30 students, and some 12–15 students. Studio projects can include both individual work and team work.

The final term degree project is an assignment that the student conducts independently. The student formulates a programme and develops a project addressing architectural issues that may be discussed in architectural terms. Through the project, the student is given the opportunity to show that they have obtained the academic and professional skills of an architect. This is an independent piece of work that must be carried out within a specified one-term time frame. Degree projects are presented on public examination days. The projects are assessed by an external jury, appointed for the examination.

KTH leads its architectural education and research by combining artistic, design-led, technological and practical aspects of the field. Our mission is to educate qualified consultants and leaders with a capacity to develop the built environment with respect to design, technology, economics, quality, aesthetics and long-term sustainability. We also constitute a large international study environment, recognised for its individual coaching of students at an advanced level of studies.

The overall aim of the programme is to ensure individual progression and deepening of knowledge, competence and judgement within architecture and related knowledge areas.

Career

A majority of architects who graduate from KTH find a professional role in private architectural firms, but many also work in the public sector. An important development in terms of future career prospects is our additional mission to train students to assume a higher level of legal and financial responsibility in their various professional roles that relate to architecture and planning.

Addressing the challenges related to sustainable development, whilst developing urban landscapes and buildings that offer quality of life and rich business opportunities, calls for innovative architectural strategies, new technologies and economic and social policy initiatives. Students will leave the degree programme well equipped to enter the workplace with a variety of skills facilitating successful careers.

Programme Structure

Year 1

In year one the following courses are included in the programme: four studioprojects, two orientation course, two seminar course. The maximum number of students in a studio is approx. 20-25.

Mandatory courses
  • Studio Project, Advanced Level
  • Studio Project, Advanced Level
  • Studio Project, Advanced Level
  • Studio Project, Advanced Level
  • Orientation; History, Theory and Technology of Architecture 4:1
  • Orientation; History, Theory and Technology of Architecture 4:2
  • Seminar Course, Advanced Level 4HT
  • Seminar Course, Advanced Level 4VT

Year 2

Mandatory courses
  • Degree Project in Architecture, Second Cycle
Conditionally elective courses
  • Studio Project, Advanced Level
  • Studio Project, Advanced Level
  • Orientation; History, Theory and Technology of Architecture 5
  • Orientation; History, Theory and Technology of Architecture 5:2
  • Seminar Course, Advanced Level 5HT
  • Seminar Course, Advanced Level 5VT

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the programme-specific requirements.

A bachelor’s degree in Architecture corresponding to 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.

The student has to present a portfolio that demonstrates the necessary skills and the ability to make use of the education as well as independence in utilizing adequate methodology to implement and evaluate architecture projects by the following criteria:

  • Building complexity
  • Development of project/ level of sophistication
  • Technical aspects
  • Design and aesthetics
  • Theoretical, historical and contemporary context
  • Portfolio layout

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    26950.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53901 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 520000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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