Course selection for MPARC and MPDSD, autumn semester 2020

Course selection for MPARC and MPDSD, and exchange students in architecture, autumn semester 2020

Key dates for the course selection

For first year master programme students in MPARC and MPDSD

2 September - The course selection opens at

3 September - Last day to select courses

Be sure to make your selection on time!


For exchange students in Architecture

9 September - The course selection opens at

10 September - Last day to select courses

Be sure to make your selection on time!


Information Session

Information for MPDSD students​

Date: 2 September

Time: 14:15-15:15

Place: Digital

Password: MPDSD

Information for MPARC students

Date: 2 September

Time: 15:30-17:05

Place: Digital

Password: MPARC

Exchange students are welcome to both sessions.

What to select

The autumn semester year 1 in the master programme consists of the compulsory course ARK650 Sustainable development and the design professions, 7,5 cr, and one design studio, 22,5 cr. In the programme plans linked below you can see available design studios within your master programme.

Information about the courses

The programme plans show which courses are part of your master programme.

​Please use search course to find the syllabus for a course you are interested in. 
Note the entry requirements that say what previous knowledge you need to study the course.

Additional information about the courses is available in the form of flyers.

Note that the flyers are for both first and second year courses. 

Course entry requirements

The entry requirements say what previous knowledge you need to study the course. The requirements are stated in the syllabus for each course, use search course​ to find the syllabus. 

How to make your selection

Master programme students apply on

Students enrolled in Architecture and urban design (MPARC) or Architecture and planning beyond sustainability (MPDSD) will use (or Swedish​) to select courses. The course selection is open 2 September - 3 September. You will receive a confirmation of admission the 8th of September. 

Instructions for master programme students.​

For the exchange students the course selection is open 9 September - 10 September and you will receive a confirmation of admission the 15th of September. 

Instructions for exchange students.

Double master´s degree students, please email your selection to the director of studies by 3 September at 13.00. 

Double master´s degree students can't use the selection system in this course selection, so you will need to send a prioritised list of the courses to An administrator will make sure your selection is entered into the system. 

Selection rules for courses

The number of participants in the courses are limited. When selection needs to be made the following rules are used:

  • Master programme students have priority over exchange students. 
  • Master programme students have priority to courses within their own programme plan, over master programme students from other programmes. 
  • The lowest priority is given to students that makes their selection too late. 

Priority within student groups:

  1. Most credits (courses) taken within the master programme.
  2. Highest grade average within the master programme (grade average is calculated from completed courses only).
  3. If 1 and 2 cannot separate between students, lottery will be used. For exchange students lottery is always used.

Waiting list

Students who are not given a place in their preferred course/studio are put on a waiting list in prioritized order. If a place becomes available, the first student on the list is offered the place. In case he/she declines, the place is offered to the second student on the list, and so on.

Changing course/studio

All changes are handled by the Director of Studies. Teachers or examiners cannot give places in their courses to individual students.

  • It is only possible to change courses/studios if there is a place available in the receiving course/studio. 
  • No change is allowed after Monday the second week of the course/studio. 
  • Empty places that occur before the last day for changing can be filled by students on the waiting list, if the receiving studio/course has the capacity to accept new students at that time. 

Course registration

To claim your place in the courses you must register for each course at the beginning of the semester. 

 Register on course


Contact Frida Jedvert, director of studies for the master programmes in architecture.


Published: Wed 26 Aug 2020.