M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

24 months
14543 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Urban Planning and Design programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology focuses on the correlation between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. 


The Sustainable Urban Planning and Design programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology 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 offers three specialisations pursued through recommended course combinations, which represent different professional competences involved in sustainable urban planning and design. Students can also broaden their knowledge by making own combinations of courses. During the programme, students interact across the specialisations in courses and projects that foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas.


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 per cent go on to doctoral studies at KTH and abroad or work in NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory of Science and Research Methodology for Planning and Design
  • Sustainable Planning and Design
  • Sustainable Urban Planning and Design Studio 1.2- Situations 
  • Urban Economics
  • Sustainable Urban Planning and Design Studio 1.1- Textures 
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment 
  • City Networks in Regional Contexts 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 requirements 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14543 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29087 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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