MSc Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Stockholm
English
Fall 2023
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

About this program

MSc Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

The master's program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design focuses on the correlation between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. Students gain a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Project work provides students with strong practical skills. Graduates have the expertise to adapt planning and design practices to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.

Admission requirements

English proficiency

English language proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6 is required. You can meet the requirement by achieving the minimum required score in the following internationally recognised English tests:

  • IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI: An overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90. We accept TOEFL iBT Home Edition and Paper Edition. We do not accept TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT MyBest, Institutional TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, or the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.
  • Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments: University of Michigan, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
  • Pearson PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online: Score of 62 (writing 61)
  • Cambridge ESOL: C1 Advanced (CAE), minimum overall score 180 (points awarded since 2015), or Cambridge English certificate level C1, minimum score 180, or Cambridge English: Advanced

Completed upper secondary and university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement. Detailed information on how you can meet the language requirement is provided by University Admissions .

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Theory of Science and Research Methodology for Planning and Design
  • Sustainable Planning and Design

Year 2

  • Sustainable Urban Planning and Design Studio 2.1- Urban Ecologies
  • Degree Project in Urban Planning and Design, Second Cycle
  • Project Sustainable Urban Planning - Strategies for Urban and Regional Development
  • Degree Project in Urban and Regional Planning, Second Cycle
  • Contemporary Urban Theory, Advanced Course
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Project Sustainable Urban Planning - Assessments, Plans and Processes
  • Planning for Environmental Justice in Social-ecological Systems
  • Degree Project in Strategies for Sustainable Development, Second Cycle
  • Resilience Thinking in Sustainable Planning

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition

The full program tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this program is SEK 310,000.

Qualification

Credits: 120 ECTS

Continuing studies

  • City architect
  • urban planner
  • project leader
  • sustainability consultant
  • architect
  • traffic planner
  • urban designer
  • environmental planner

Career paths

The program prepares students as professionals in a growing and meaningful field, building a thorough understanding of the planning and design process as well as aesthetic, social, environmental, economic and institutional factors that contribute to sustainable urban development. Graduates from this program 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 that are responsible for urban planning and development, regional development authorities, environmental protection authorities and national transport administrations, which employ nearly half of the graduates. The private sector, which includes architectural, planning and policy consultancy firms and project developers, employs almost half of the graduates. The remaining 5-10 per cent go on to doctoral studies at KTH and abroad or work in NGOs.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical...


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Why study at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the largest and highest-ranked technical university is Sweden and ranks among the top ten in Europe. With a strong focus on internationalization, the KTH campus is an arena for bringing highly talented students, teachers and researchers together to share perspectives from around the globe.

Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH's operations and spirit. KTH is ranked 42 among universities world-wide when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2022. One of KTH's most important goals is that all graduates have up-to-date knowledge and tools to move society in a more sustainable direction. For each of our master's programmes, you can read about how the programme relates to the sustainable development goals and what knowledge and tools you will acquire to contribute to a more sustainable society.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Brinellvägen 8
114 28 Stockholm
Sweden

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