M.Sc. On Campus

Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
14505 EUR/year
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The Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology combines a strong foundation in electrical engineering with knowledge in electromagnetic fields, how they interact with matter and how to utilise them in technology. 


The studies in the master’s programme in Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering are course-based. The academic year is divided into four study periods, and there are typically 2–3 courses running over a 10-week long study period. Mandatory courses are scheduled in the first two study periods of the programme, with the rest of the courses are offered as electives from a wide range of topics.

The Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology is set in an international environment, with students from an extensive number of nationalities. World-renowned professors teach all the courses in English. The variety of pedagogical methods offers plentiful opportunities to develop group communication skills and gain experience in working on mixed teams. The research and industrialisation in the fields of communications, space and fusion is developed in international environments. KTH internationally leads several projects in space missions within NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), and the fusion reactor at ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor).


KTH has an international reputation in plasma physics and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize laureate. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of ITER, from plasma modelling to engineering material facing the plasma. Space research at KTH is carried out in both large international projects under ESA and NASA and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan.

Emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and applied aspects of the field with a multidisciplinary approach and proximity to real research applications – with many master’s theses completed in international collaborations. The master's programme in Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering offers students a unique breadth of experience with a multitude of career prospects following their degree.

The knowledge acquired in this master's programme sets the foundation for working in the development of electromagnetic technology and hardware. For example, this technology is commonly used in communication systems and many of our students have been employed by companies, such as Ericsson or Huawei, to design antennas, microwave circuits and filters. Another common career path after their studies has been in the aerospace industry as electromagnetic engineers for companies like SAAB.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Plasma Physics 
  • The Sustainable Electrophysics Engineer
  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Electrotechnical Modelling 
  • Applied Antenna Theory
  • Field Theory for Guided Waves 
  • Microwave Engineering 

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, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits including courses in:

  • Electrical engineering, physics, electronics or computer science, including courses in basic electromagnetics and mechanics, corresponding to at least 60 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics including calculus, vector algebra, differential equations and numerical methods corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14505 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29011 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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