The Sustainable Urban Planning and Design programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides professionals with a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development.
Students are trained to alter planning and design practices to respond to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.
The programme brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering and natural and social sciences.
Students will be equipped with theoretical knowledge and professional tools that position them to act as critical links, joining multiple perspectives together in sustainable planning and design processes relevant in Sweden and worldwide.
Coursework includes substantial time spent in studios and on projects that train students in practical skills as well as giving them deep understanding of planning and design practice.
The programme prepares students as professionals in a growing and meaningful field, building a thorough understanding of planning and design process as well as aesthetic, social, environmental, economic and institutional factors that contribute to sustainable urban development.
Graduates from this programme work with urban and regional planning, environmental planning and urban design in public organisations, private companies, research institutes and NGOs.
Examples of public organisations are municipalities who are responsible for urban planning and development, regional development authorities, environmental protection authorities and national transport administrations which together employ close to half of the graduates.
The private sector, which includes both architectural, planning and policy consultancy firms as well as project developers, also employ close to half of the graduates. The remaining 5–10 percent go on to doctoral studies at KTH and abroad or work in NGOs.
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Programme StructureTopics covered:
- Urban planning
- Social sustainability
- Regional development
- Public space
- Urban form
- Green cities
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in architecture or landscape architecture, physical planning, civil engineering in the built environment, energy and environment or equivalent, urban and regional planning, social or natural sciences relevant to the scope of the programme. Previous studies should include at least 30 ECTS credits in the field of urban design, urban transport or regional planning, national/ regional economy or environmental sciences.
- Admission to the programme does not guarantee that each student is eligible to register for all courses within the programme. Some of the courses have specific prerequisites which either relate to other courses within the master's programme or to the student's previous studies. However, all students are offered combinations of courses which correspond to full-time studies in each semester.
International14619 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29239 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.
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