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Architecture at KTH

The programme consists of studio-based teaching, orientation courses, seminar courses and a final independent degree project. Through the different stages of the programme students 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.

This master’s programme corresponds with the advanced level of the five year degree programme in Architecture (300 ECTS credits) . The overall aim of the programme is to ensure individual progression and deepening of knowledge, competence and judgement within architecture and related knowledge areas.

This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Architecture and Built Environment (at KTH).

Courses and studios

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. Graduates will leave the programme well equipped to enter the workplace with a variety of skills facilitating successful careers.

Specific requirements for the master’s programme in Architecture

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:

  1. Building complexity
  2. Development of project/ level of sophistication
  3. Technical aspects
  4. Design and aesthetics
  5. Theoretical, historical and contemporary context
  6. Portfolio layout

Application documents

Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentation. The following general and programme specific documents must therefore be included in the application in the specified order:

General documents

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
  2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  3. Proof of English proficiency
  4. A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification document

Specific documents for the master’s programme in Architecture

Please note that it is not required to submit motivation letters, recommendation letters or CV with the application. Those documents will not be taken into account when the application is reviewed.

A portfolio should be separately submitted directly to the KTH School of Architecture according to the following instructions:

  • Format: PDF
  • Size: maximum size of 10 MB, no more than 7 pages + 1 page cover sheet, single-sided, not spreaded.
  • Minimum 2-3 projects, preferably no group work.
  • Anonymous portfolio: Do not include your name anywhere in the portfolio. Include your 8-digit application number on the first page of the portfolio instead.
  • File name: The file name should be the same as the application number. Example: 75387612.pdf
  • Do not mix up the 8-digit application number with the programme code (E0121).
  • Content: The portfolio should only present the applicant’s educational projects, no projects from work experience/internships are accepted. The projects included should be correctly titled:
    • state during which year of the studies the project was done
    • indicate if the work has been produced by the applicant alone or in collaboration

Please make sure to strictly follow the instructions above otherwise your application will be marked as ineligible.

Upload your portfolio here (if you can’t upload your portfolio please use the email method below):

You can also upload your portfolio through ​​​​​​​email ​​​​​​​. Please, note that in this case you will not receive any automatic confirmation on successful upload.

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