Technology, Work and Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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Functional and well-designed work systems, organisations and work environments are essential for a sustainable working life. This MSc in Technology, Work and Health offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology gives knowledge in proactive occupational safety and health management. 


Technology, Work and Health at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology 

You will learn how to plan, design and analyse work environments, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance.

The programme provides a deeper understanding of the interplay between human, technology and organisation, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance. As a student, you will gain knowledge and proficiency in proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) management, as well as in how to plan, design and analyse work environments. You will acquire advanced theoretical and applied knowledge of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics. This is applicable for work with the development of organisations and processes, with a focus on improvements of work and ergonomic interventions for a sustainable working life.

The education in the programme is based on blended learning. Most of the courses offer teaching on campus over four to five days every three weeks. In between the campus meetings, you will study independently or in groups with course projects and e-learning activities.


As a graduate of this programme, you will have comprehensive career opportunities, and employment prospects are good. Employers of Work Environment Engineers and Human Factors Specialists can be found nationally and globally in the public, municipal, and the private sector.

You will be prepared for a professional career as a specialist within public authorities and administrations, in municipal or private OSH organisations, or consultancies. As such, you can work with investigations, risk assessments, management of change, and planning and designing of products, work environments, and work organisations. You will also be able to pursue an academic research career and continue on studies leading to a PhD at KTH or other universities.

After graduation: Work Environment Engineer, Human Factors Specialist, Ergonomist, Labour Inspector, Occupational Safety and Health Consultant, Project Manager.

Programme Structure

During the first year, you can choose one of two tracks for specialist competence: 

  • Work Environment Engineering (WEE) include elaborations on the theory and practice of technical and physical work environments, as well as organisation and OSH management. 
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) elaborates further the topics of OSH management and product development, as well as the planning and design of work environments. You will learn how to apply the theory, principles, data and methods to design work environments and works systems for human well-being and overall system performance. After completion of your studies, you will have suitable knowledge and proficiency to work as a Human Factors Specialist or Ergonomist.

Topics covered: Occupational safety and health; physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics; human factors; change management; risk assessments; product and production development.

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:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programmes, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific requirements for the master's programme in Technology, Work and Health

A bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in technology, natural or medical sciences including courses in

  • Mathematics or statistics corresponding to a total of at least 15 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32175 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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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