Master in Architecture

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master in Architecture

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Master in Architecture

The Master’s programme in Architecture 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. This Master’s programme corresponds with the advanced level of the degree programme in Architecture.

Programme outline

The programme consists of studio-based teaching; orientation courses; seminar courses and a final independent diploma degree project. Through the different stages of the programme, an individual completes six studio projects – each providing an opportunity to apply and develop skills in varied areas of the learning process.

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 the advanced level of studies.

Degree project

The diploma degree project in Architecture is a final assignment that the student chooses 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 the architect. This is an independent work that must be carried out within a specified one-term time frame.

Career prospects

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 the 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.

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Last updated September 23, 2016
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Sept. 2017
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Sweden Stockholm
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