This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities.
The rationale behind Urbanism Studies is for professionals to understand and work in interdisciplinary design and planning teams, coupled with the growing desire for cities to establish different, new forms of urban living. As the goal of this programme is to move design thinking from objects to places, our core Urban Studios differ from traditional studios in several ways.
Our approach involves in-depth explorations of urban design issues by combining five topic-based modules situated within the three studio courses. Ongoing seminar reading series and urban film studies are included in the studios. The integrated final project builds upon the previous three studios, leading to a thesis portfolio that reflects the main achievements and thinking of each student as an outcome and product of their intense, focused learning throughout the year.
Furthermore, students are offered the opportunity to collaborate with some of the leading Built Environment (Urbanism) programmes in the world: ETH Zürich, CED at UC Berkeley, UCL Bartlett in London and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. This affords students fantastic global collaborative opportunities on a wide range of real world cases. Urbanism Studies is externally supported and financed by Ax:son Johnson Foundation, as well as by KTH – Royal Institute of Technology.
Ax:son Johnson Foundation KTH Scholarships
Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s Programme in Urbanism Studies offers one competitive - nominative fellowship and two scholarship tuition waivers to support students’ academic pursuits. Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.The Programme Director and a representative of the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, as well as Director of Studies, will review the applications and select the fellowship recipient and two scholarship tuition waiver holders in late spring 2015. Applicants will be notified whether they have been offered the fellowship/scholarships award by post.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.
Applications need to include three things: letter of intent describing why she/he should be awarded a fellowship/scholarship transcript of grades and copy of the respective candidates’ university diploma/degree one academic letter of recommendation/supportAll these documents should be sent directly to the Programme Director at:KTH – Royal Institute of Technology Att: Dr. Tigran Haas, Director Graduate Studies in Urbanism School of Architecture and the Built Environment Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Plan 1 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
External scholarships and grants at KTH
Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial support are available from the following organisations and programmes. For information regarding eligibility, application processes and deadlines, we advise applicants to visit the individual websites and use the contact information found there. There is a non-exhaustive selection of the major funding opportunities available in different countries, but we also recommend applicants to look into the possibility of obtaining financial support from other organisations.
There are approximately 30 KTH Scholarships available and the award process is based on academic excellence. Receivers of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Additional funding, for example living costs, is not included in the waiver.To be eligible to apply you must be required to pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master's programme at KTH as first priority. Students with a conditional eligibility are eligible to apply for a scholarship. KTH Scholarships are not available for applicants to Erasmus Mundus and EIT Master's programmes.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The selection process will be undertaken in parallel with the selection process for admission to the programme. The scholarship will primarily be granted on the basis of academic excellence. Only applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements of the programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship. After the applicants has been assessed in accordance to the individual programme's selection process an over all assessment of all recommended applicants for KTH Scholarships will be made based on the following criteria: The applicants grades (GPA or equivalent) The University where the applicants Bachelor's degree was awarded The selection process and the recommendation of the Director of the applied Master's programme
The application opens 1 December 2015 and closes 15 January 2016. When the application is open a link to the online application form will be published here.
Three years of studies in city urban planning, architecture, town planning, urban design or landscape architecture. A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in the field of architecture (B.Arch. or M.Arch.), landscape architecture (B.L.A. or M.L.A.) and urban design and/or city planning (M.C.P., M.U.P.). In addition coursework corresponding to 20 ECTS are required either in Architecture, Physical Planning or Urban Design, and/or Landscape Architecture.
Recipient: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Insert previous message below for editing?
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need. Why not add a message here