Masters Programs in Architecture

Compare 165 Masters Programs in Architecture


If you appreciate beautiful buildings and have an eye for design, have always had and artistic side and want to apply that talent practically, then a Master in Architecture may be the degree for you.  

With a Master in Architecture and Urban planning, you will learn how to be a part of the process of improving the economic and social environment of cities through design, building, and planning. With a Master in Architecture and Urban Planning, you can help lift up communities and contribute to society through careful planning and design methods. It also means travelling to sites and attending meetings and hearings with the community to help build exactly to their needs. It's an exciting and highly social field that allows you to work with people as well as in the field of designing and planning.

Here you will find a multitude of programs that will enable you to get the career you want. So if you are looking for a Master in Architecture and Urban Planning, this is the right place to be!

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Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space. You will envision future urban and architectural scenarios, according to complex dynamics and evolving requirements. [+]

Masters in Architecture. Envision. Adapt. Change. Cities are experimental laboratories where humans formulate and refine responses to our basic needs: for shelter, relationships, movement, commerce. In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space. You will envision future urban and architectural scenarios, according to complex dynamics and evolving requirements. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in urban planning and/or architecture, as well as those who have a first-level degree in economics, humanities, social sciences, communication, or other related disciplines. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Learn how to apply appropriate research and design methodologies to urban and architectural design projects Design projects from start to finish, using a systematic sequence of steps relating to form, structure, technology, and aesthetics. Conceive of, propose, and realize a research and design presentation at a professional level, selecting the best communication strategy and languages for a multicultural audience. Program In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you’ll learn to envision transformations of urban spaces. You’ll have a chance to propose innovative solutions to problems in the fields of contemporary architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. And you’ll come to understand the changing role of architects and urban designers in different contexts. The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders support students through individual coaching and project mentorship. The Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program has a unique structure among Domus Academy programs: It begins with two courses, followed by four workshops. It continues with the internship and concludes with a final master’s project. Courses In the courses, you will study critical research methods, design theory, strategic thinking, and historical and contemporary design practices—all within the broader context of urban and architectural design studies. You will then explore a broad range of methods, tools, and topics that define contemporary urban and architectural projects, examining the relationships between design practices and the cultures and contexts they serve. Workshops Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work in cooperation with leading companies on projects from concept to design, from micro to macro. You will also analyze your projects from an economic, marketing, social, and anthropological point of view. Some possible workshop challenges include the following: Develop a strategic vision for solving a specific urban issue, moving from a specific intervention to applications within a wider framework. Investigate the relationships between architecture and urban planning and related fields of study, such as product design, interaction design, and communication design. Experiment with cross-disciplinary languages, techniques, and modalities. Design parts of open spaces that are part of a natural or extra-urban context or that are placed in urban gaps. Critically evaluate the landscape elements that need to be maintained, re-designed, or regenerated; formulate a project proposal that considers spatial complexity, social and cultural implications, and environmental and energetic issues. Develop a proposal for an architectural intervention, taking into consideration the elements that make up the urban space around architecture, including physical, cultural, economic, and social factors. Final Project Working under the guidance of industry professionals if they choose, students must research and write a final report on a topic of their choice, optionally illustrated with 3D models. Students explore the role of their own work within the larger context of the field, apply the theories and methods they learned during their course of studies, and demonstrate their level of technical skill. Students present their final project to company representatives. Internship There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career. You complete your internship before your final project. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who can extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies. Companies Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies like these in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections. Companies include: Arup, Bayer MaterialScience, Castel Monastero, CNS spa (Tecnologia per l’ambiente), Hines Italia Srl, ING Real Estate Development Italy Srl, Legnolandia, Le Fonds Belval, Milano Metropoli Development Agency, MUVITA (Museo Vivo delle Tecnologie per l’Ambiente), Peverelli (Giardini e paesaggi d’autore), Prelios, Pirelli RE. Academic and institutional partners: California State University Florence, i2a international institute of architecture, the City of Milan. Accreditation Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team. Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design program may go on to become architects, urban planners, urban designers, or project managers. They may work as consultants or staff members for architecture, engineering, or design studios; territory development agencies; departments of public/urban planning; nonprofit organizations; research centers; or real estate or construction companies. [-]

Master of Architecture

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

Master of Architecture program is for students who are interested in studying architecture at the graduate level, but whose undergraduate degrees were obtained in fields outside of architecture. [+]

The Master of Architecture program’s curriculum has been shaped by the global emphasis of sustainability, factors that impact urbanism, and the hands-on application of the principles of design and technology on materials and construction.



With a global push for more sustainable world, including buildings that use energy and environmental factors more efficiently to lessen an overall carbon footprint, the focus of many courses reflect the conditions of sustainable design and practice.



Because a degraded urban environment has grave implications for social, economic, cultural, and environmental health, the program pays particular attention to urban settings and urban principles. The complexity of the urban environment requires an interdisciplinary approach to architecture education – one that references economics, public policy, sociology, and regional culture. The program will focus on the practices and principles of preservation and adaptive reuse. The city of Rochester, New York, will serve as an active learning environment for students.... [-]

Master of Architectural Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Suzhou

China is an architectural and urban laboratory and XJTLU’s Department of Architecture’s two-year March (Des) Masters programme engages with this risk-taking, forward-looking and challenging agenda. [+]

Masters in Architecture. Overview The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme attracts international students preparing for a career related to China, as well as domestic students preparing for both national and international careers. The programme focuses on architectural design studio as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation of either professional practice or PhD-level studies. This programme is made to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for RIBA part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom. The programme offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Unique selling points As China experiences unprecedented transformations as well as increasing professional, industrial and academic collaboration with international partners, this programme educates coming generations of architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable and to define ongoing and future transformations in the built environment domestically and internationally. Emphasising and engaging with the Chinese context and the local built environment, the programme is oriented towards the highest international standards and it attracts both domestic and international students and academic staff. Design studios are the core of the programme, formed around the ongoing research of the department and the specific needs of the profession within China and across the world. Design studios may have the following themes: • Urban development and regeneration • Innovation in fabrication and construction • Computer-aided architectural design • Architectural theory and criticism • Social and cultural issues. XJTLU’S DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE HAS ACHIEVED RIBA PART 1 VALIDATION FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS (RIBA) FOR ITS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME. IT HAS INITIATED INTERNATIONAL VALIDATION AT RIBA PART 2 LEVEL FOR ITS MASTERS PROGRAMME. Knowledge and skills The Master of Architectural Design programme will teach you how to develop architectural design projects at an advanced level, including the creative, technical and research skills needed, and educate you in the areas of theory, history and criticism of architecture. The most important knowledge and skills taught are: • Ability to generate complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, to test new hypotheses and speculations • Ability to evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals • Ability to evaluate materials, processes and techniques that apply to complex architectural designs and building construction, and to integrate these into practicable design proposals • Critical understanding of how knowledge is advanced through research to produce clear, logically argued and original written work relating to architectural culture, theory and design • Understanding of the context of the architecture and the construction industry, including the architect’s role in the processes of procurement and building production, and legislation • Problem solving skills, professional judgement, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. Modules: Year One • Design studio I • Applied technology in architecture • Architectural theory and criticism • Additional learning activities. • Design studio II • Advanced professional practice • Topics in architectural history • Additional learning activities. Summer break • Additional learning activities (such as internships, study trips, independent studies, etc.) Year Two • Design studio III • Architectural design and research methods • Practice based enquiry and architectural representation • Additional learning activities • Design studio IV (thesis project) • Thesis (written component of the thesis project) • Additional learning activities. Additional learning activity modules The programme includes 200 hours of Additional Learning Activities per semester, most of which are chosen individually by students. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks. An individual student-learning plan will be established at the outset of each semester with the academic advisor. Examples of ALAs include: • Postgraduate English (LAN901 . Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Postgraduate English (LAN902. Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Chinese language (CLT901-906. Mandatory for international students) • Graduate teaching assistantship • Graduate research assistantship (if available) • Graduate practice placement/internship • Participation in Level Three or Level Four lecture-and-seminar based modules in the built environment cluster • Participation in Level Three or Level Four modules from other XJTLU departments or the Language Centre • Selected topics in design tools and methods • Selected topics in advanced digital design • Selected topics in architectural research methods • Selected topics in architectural representation • Independent studies with an ARC tutor • Scholarly presentation of a research paper • Publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed architecture-related journal • Personal and employability skills (MAN903) Careers This programme provides you with an appropriate foundation for employment in the architectural profession at an advanced level. It also provides the basis for enrolment in a PhD research degree. Our graduates find excellent opportunities in the building and creative industries, in local and international architecture firms, as well as in architecture administration, research and higher education institutions. Our highly international academic staff offer you individual career advice for entry into many job markets in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. INTERNSHIPS The Department of Architecture fosters a constantly growing professional network in architecture and related fields. Being located close to the metropolitan area of Shanghai, with its dynamic architecture job market that attracts many international firms, means we can assist you to pursue job opportunities, internships and work placements in China and abroad. TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS Our students are eligible for positions as graduate teaching and/or research assistants at XJTLU, working up to 10 hours per week. These can contribute towards Additional Learning Activities and include a salary. Fees RMB 160,000 for the entire two year full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Equivalent academic qualifications ACADEMIC BACKGROUND An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in BArch, BEng in Architecture, BA (Hons) in Architecture or equivalent. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their own creative works as a student and a practicing architect/intern (indicating where and when the work was done, who the tutor/supervisor was, who was part of the team and what the applicants' role was in the team, A3-size, typically 10 to 30 pages, in PDF format). An internship in an architecture-related practice is recommended, but not required. We might accept applicants with substantial work experience or an outstanding portfolio even if their grades are lower than the minimum entry requirements. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 94 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Master (MA) Environment Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. [+]

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. Encompassing interior, architecture, cities and natural environments the programme analyzes a series of different perspectives of theory and practice from art, science, and technology towards an understanding of a cultural sustainability. Systems - Every year the course aims to produce new research that takes forward questions inherent in Modernity. Currently focused on natural ecological systems (earthquakes, tectonic plates, deltas and shorelines), (re)contruction and war, cosmographies and cultures of outerspace, and bio-tech materials ; the course encourages you to explore your own field of research and practice. Technologies - The Environment Design operates with a multidisciplinary team where knowledge exchange is one of the core points to focus. From: applied technologies, visual effects, interactive digital media, moving image, communication design and fashion, the programme aims to deploy students with methods and techniques from different perspectives embracing new possibilities offered by new technology and the creative processes involved in designing. Modeling and simulation - with a hands on training in the use of the scientific instruments and computational tools, Ravensbourne offers you with full access to digital facilities for digital imaging and prototyping; where you will be able to experiment and innovate through technical, user and interaction workshops based upon strategies deployed by leading practitioners within the field. You will be encouraged to engage with advanced practice within a global context and explore the similarities and key differences and emphases of different centres across the world and to put your learning and design solutions into context. Here you will expand your own research and practice, by developing and managing an individual programme of enquiry and creative development in environment design culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi disciplinary perspectives. [-]

Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year July 2017 USA San Diego

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [+]

Masters in Architecture. As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [-]

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2 Exemption), MArch

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Greenwich + 1 more

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. [+]

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. All students choose a design unit within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, bio-technology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors. The first year of the programme starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored 'Design Realisation' technical report. Additionally students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture. The second year of study takes the aspirations of the students work to a higher level of professional and academic engagement with an integrated advanced architectural design project and a specialist theoretical and, or, technological thesis developed with respect to the students own interests and passions. The part-time mode is intended for students working in a supportive architectural practice and requires attendance two days a week over three years. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian. The aims of the programme are: To prepare the student to be an architect To enable the student to produce the highest level of architectural design To support students to combine the best of practice and academia in creating a design portfolio. ... [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. [+]

Masters in Architecture. The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. In line with the School’s human-centered critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. Urban Environments Design focuses on the analysis and design of hybrid and composite interior environments, urban public spaces and urban systems and strategies. Aims This full-time international postgraduate programme responds to the unprecedented urban transformations occurring during the past few decades in Hong Kong and China. Urban Environments Design aims at the development of a high level of intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse urban environments in the region, with broader implications for urban contexts worldwide. The approach of the Urban Environments Design is based on an understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of the regional context transferred into new design strategies and design interventions. Objectives This specialism seeks to unite practical approaches for innovation in urban strategies with formal aspects of urban environment design, through: Real-world project development Teamwork approaches to problem solving Socio-cultural and aesthetic considerations Reflecting critically and analytically on the urban environment value creation by design within the urban environment A critical understanding of contemporary urban transformations in China Definition of strategic approaches to urban environment design Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in a spatial design field or the equivalent in a related discipline (e.g. interior design, environment design, landscape design, architecture, urban design) is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented with substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Master Interior Architecture

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. [+]

Master Interior Architecture At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. What can this Master Interior Architecture offer you? Perception and expression in the architecture of the interior What makes a certain place so characteristic? Is it the light, falling in a specific angle through the glass windows? The material and colors of the chairs, tables, curtains, walls, floor? The specific sounds of the room? The touch, the smell of things? The people …? Phenomenological aspects determine the atmosphere of an interior. The core Interior at our Master Interior Architecture is no niche, nuance or aspect of architecture, but a fundamental attitude towards the surrounding world. The core of this Master is the understanding of a place in all its manifestations, before you start to transform it because of changing needs and requirements. What will you learn? You will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and realize that concept. Important part is how to present your conclusions as an essential component of your architectural design. At each assignment you will be asked to draw connections between your own work and that of others and between your work and the audience. Also you will make an active contribution in collaborative projects. In the two years you study in Maastricht you will get the chance to deepen your design skills, personal interpretation of the professional situation and artistic talent. You will obtain subject matter knowledge, insights and skills based on your own applied research. Language English/Dutch. The lecturers also speak German. For whom? This two-year Master's programme is open to you if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design, or another Bachelor’s programme, and if you have the desired intake competencies. Study load Normally you will study and work at the Academy for about 20 hours a week. In addition you will have to study at home for about 20 hours a week. Credits The programme comprises 120 European Credits in total. Duration Full-time for the duration of two academic years, from September till July. The first year Your own atelier In the first year you will work in your own atelier, where you fulfill hypothetical assignments and where you evaluate your design process step-by-step with your lecturers. In these assignments you will explore materiality, light, time, scale and composition. Assigments We start an assignment with excursions to different places, where you test these with your senses and explore it with our time’s state of mind, from within. You research the place’s anatomy, induce empathy and construct understanding. You formulate an intention of how to rebalance the choreography meaningfully and you exemplify the intended meaning as a built structure of explicit materiality. In these assignments the theoretical research and analysis play a key role. Your graduation project Final master assessment In the second year you will focus on your thesis and final work piece. Your graduation project is the final master assessment. With this assessment you will proof that you are able to practice the profession. You will position yourself as an interior architect and present you to the outside world so that you can build the foundation for a future career. It also offers the possibility of a critical contribution to the debate on topical issues, and is valuable for the further development of the field. Free to choose The subject of your final project is free to choose but still fairly close in the broad sense of the interior. It is a hypothesis in a built-up area context. The selection and motivation of your graduation project is part of the graduation plan that is submitted. You will have to conclude the place and the primary idea of the intention. Thesis and anatomical model Your graduation project consists of two connected layers: the thesis and the anatomical model. The thesis should form the foundation of your project, based of language and theoretical research in historical, philosophical, cultural and socio-political sense. The anatomical model is the concrete implementation of your intention and includes all spatial elements. The team of lecturers The Master works with leading professionals: architects, interior architects, representatives from other fields such as art historians, for maximum connection with current developments, the contribution of their professional knowledge, and professional experience. Diploma and acknowledgment When you successfully completed the programme you will get the degree of Master of Interior Architecture. The degree is recognized by the Union of Dutch Interior Architects (bni) and you can register after a two year practise period at the Foundation Architect Register (Stichting Bureau Architectenregister). Academic and examination regulations (OER) The academic and examination regulations (for which the Dutch acronym is OER) provide all the information you will need about the content of the course, the academic support provided, and the way in which examinations are organised. They also contain information about admission requirements. Download the pdf file of the current OER (in Dutch) for this academic year. Admission requirements You are admissible if you are a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design, or another Bachelor’s programme, if you have the desired intake competencies. When you can’t meet these admission requirements you have the option to request an entrance examination. To do so, send a portfolio and covering letter to the programme secretariat. All students who are admissible will be invited in July for the intake assessment. Admission procedure As soon as we received your application form we will invite you for the admission procedure, which consists of the following steps: A preselection based on your letter of motivation, diploma and digital portfolio. A motivation interview and evaluation of your portfolio. A practical assignment. When you pass the preselection (1) we will invite you for the intake assessment that will take place in Maastricht for a full day*. During this day you will be tested on your suitability for the programme. You can show and discuss examples of the work in your portfolio with the admission committee (2). The final part is a practical assignment set by the admission committee (3). *or via Skype if you live abroad and don’t have the opportunity to come to Maastricht. [-]

Master of Achitecture

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle + 1 more

The Master of Architecture is delivered using a mixture of problem based learning, design studio tutoring and lectures. Design Studio courses use an innovative problem based approach to learning wherein a range of concerns (technical, ecological, historical, theoretical and managerial)... [+]

Is the Master of Achitecture for you?

The problem based learning and inclusive approach to studio teaching is one of the strengths of the program at Newcastle. The projects in the first year of the program focus on large-scale urban design, mixed-use and the detailed design of high-rise buildings. These design projects emphasise creative, social, cultural and ecological issues relating to urbanism and the built environment. The final year of the program provides you with the opportunity to develop their own elective project over the course of the year, applying in-depth research and resolution to a singular design problem. Within a creative and innovative learning environment the final exhibited project explores the complexities of making buildings for the future of the built environment. The comprehensive way that each stage of the architectural design process is articulated, critiqued and developed provides you with a portfolio of work that reflects the making of buildings in the real world. Projects undertaken by students often have real world clients and reflect the challenging environment that architects find themselves. The program is supported by a number of visiting adjunct professors and leading architects including Ric LePlastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Peter Davidson.... [-]

Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The professional Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is spread over 3 semesters, and encompasses all areas involved in urban planning and local development. [+]

OVERVIEW The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner. A habitable modern city is only successful if its different components are efficiently integrated and the residents and citizens benefit economically and socially leading to an improved quality of life. Regional and Urban Planners strategically link the complex components of cities and regions including budget, legalities, availability of infrastructure and land and visual appeal. Through intelligent planning, they create plans to build and organically grow dynamic and functional public spaces for small and large populations. Planners work alongside engineers, architects, law enforcement agencies, environmental consultants, legal advisors to create vibrant and sustainable cities and regions. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Urban & Regional Planning is taught in English and covers a total of three semesters across eighteen months, starting in September. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes over short periods, including weekends, in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Architecture

University of Liechtenstein
Campus 4 - 10 semesters Liechtenstein

The MSc in Architecture offers: -One-to-one teaching in ENGLISH in small studios and classes. -Architectural studies committed to cultural sustainability and social relevance. -A Cosmopolitan atmosphere in a unique alpine setting. -The possibility of studying abroad for a semester in one of the 40 partner universities. -Low tuition fees with some scholarships available. [+]

Masters in Architecture. The programme's curriculum reflects on the diverse and complex challenges facing architecture as a socially responsible profession today. An understanding of and an active engagement with cultural sustainability is at the heart of its curriculum. The different design studios give students the opportunity to engage with this topic on a variety of scales applying a multitude of design- and research methods, preparing students for the demands of the broad field of architecture and planning. The specific agendas developed in the design studios range from architectural design theory to cultural architecture, sustainable design and sustainable urban design. Together with a series of compulsory and elective classes, they enable students to design their own curriculum and thus develop their personal interests in-depth. Small classes and design studios provide a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment. Currently, students of more than 30 different nationalities create a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere on a compact campus within a stunning alpine setting. A compulsory exchange semester at one of the Institute’s high-profile international Partner-Universities helps students to test their acquired knowledge in a different cultural and academic environment and offers new perspectives and opportunities. Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture are well prepared for a career in architecture, and thanks to the sound practical and academic education, promising perspectives may also arise in various research fields and academia. Upon successful completion of the programme, the University of Liechtenstein grants the academic degree of: Admission requirements Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Architecture Completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree in architec­ture or in a related area with at least 180 ECTS credits. Project portfolio Your portfolio should include academic design and art projects, your Bachelor or Diploma Thesis, as well as professional projects with a description of your contributions to these projects. Insert only relevant projects with appropriate information in drawings (plans, sections, elevations) and images of study models and describe briefly the programme. Do not insert architectural photographies. Only one page with freehand sketches is allowed. Use a proper layout, no black background, not too many colours. Put all the information concerning your curriculum (course list, credits earned and grades) as well as recommendation letters and a current portrait in the first pages of the portfolio. Please note that your portfolio should not exceed a DIN A3 format in size, i.e. 29.7 x 42.0 cm, or 11.6 x 16.5 inches. If sent via email, file format pdf only, JPG's will not be accepted. File size not more than 10MB. A maximum of two files will be accepted. Label the file with your name! Letter of motivation In your statement of purpose you should provide a short auto-biographical sketch, state your interests in architecture, and the reasons and your personal motivations to pursue a Master's degree in architecture at the University of Liechtenstein. You should also speculate about how a Master's degree will further your future professional career in architecture. Please note that the statement of purpose has to be written in English, and should have a minimum length of thousand (1000) to a maximum of two-thousand (2000) words. Curriculum Vitae In English or German Language skills Applicants are required to demonstrate language proficiency of at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as published by the Council of Europe. Sufficient knowledge of English needs to be proven to the Academic Board by supplying one of the certificates listed in our Admission Guidelines or a certificate from a previous educational programme. The requirement to provide a certificate may be waived for candidates whose undergraduate programme was taught entirely in English, or for candidates who have lived and/or worked in English-speaking countries for at least two years. Appliaction deadline EU/EEA and Swiss citizens (no visa is required) - winter semester: 30 June - summer semester: 30 November Other citizens (a visa for Liechtenstein is required) Liechtenstein - winter semester: 31 March - summer semester: 30 September Applications submitted after these deadlines are accepted if there are study places available. Tuition fees CHF 850.- per semester The study place is assured after the tuition fee has been received for the first semester. 

In the course fees are not included the cost of teaching materials and excursions. (e.g. calculate with approximately CHF 250.- per semester for printing) Study and career Study and career are compatible. The workload should not exceed more than 40% of a full-time employment, since the challenging programme of study requires sufficient time for preparation and follow-up. The study period will be extended. [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2017 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second year, students can study at a summer intensive program in New York City or in one of our “Three Cities” global study programs. The design focus of the third year includes both our Integrative Studio, designed to synthesize knowledge garnered across the curriculum in a highly detailed building design, and a faculty directed research project defined and developed by the student in tandem with faculty advisors. A rich array of professional and history electives allows students to study specific topics in seminars and lecture courses. DIRECTED RESEARCH At Syracuse Architecture, the completion of a directed research project is required for award of the M.Arch degree. Students’ capstone experience in the M.Arch. degree embraces the complex multi-disciplinary nature of architectural projects in the 21st century by providing a framework for students to explore individual research + design interests around a series of topics supported by faculty expertise from across the university. Led by School of Architecture faculty, small groups of students working in these shared topic areas are given the opportunity to advance their work in the kinds of multi-disciplinary contexts and conversations that drive innovative practice today. Through the Directed Research experience, we seek to prepare students to seek, initiate, and lead these conversations upon graduation. Admissions The Master of Architecture is a first-professional program open to applicants with undergraduate degrees in any field. Students entering with degrees in architecture or environmental studies are eligible for up to one year of advanced standing in the program. Students in the M.Arch program are required to participate in full-time study and must enter the program during the fall semester. [-]

Master of Architecture

Drury University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Springfield

Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. [+]

Masters in Architecture. Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. The required architecture courses are integrated with the liberal arts curriculum of the university. The objective of this integrated curriculum approach is preparation for professional architectural practice within the broadest possible educational context. The first two years of the five-year program are considered the pre-professional years. Enrollment in the first year of the pre-professional program is limited based upon high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. During the first two years of this program coursework includes a liberal arts body of knowledge in collaboration with drawing, design, history and theory, computer graphics and technology. Students who successfully complete these initial studies continue on to the professional program to continue advanced courses in architecture and the Engaging Our World (EOW) curriculum for the concluding three years. Within the professional program, students must choose an area of concentration from three broad categories: Design Theory and History; Technology and Sustainability; or Urban and Regional Studies. Alternatively, students may propose and individually defined concentration that may be suited to the student's interests and career goals. Included in the 170 credit hours is a foreign study experience, a community design effort, summer coursework and a summer internship. The foreign study may be taken either as a semester abroad at the Drury Center in Greece, or through an alternate summer study abroad program. The community design project is taken through the Center for Community Studies (CCS). The internship is an opportunity for each student to work in the profession. Students can also explore other fields and complete, concurrently, majors and minors in the humanities, the sciences, business administration, and the visual and performing arts. Co-curricular activities such as the Convocation lecture series, architecture lecture series, art and architecture exhibitions, student-designed and built community projects, and travel expeditions to surrounding states contribute to a rich and meaningful educational experience. The faculty has a strong commitment to teaching and to nurturing individual student development. There is also a strong collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Springfield Chapter. The Hammons School of Architecture facility, constructed in 1991, is an exceptional structure that provides the proper setting for this unique educational experience. The heart of the building consists of the welcoming studio environment supported by computers, classrooms and a well-equipped shop. The 250-seat auditorium is used for academic, professional and public functions that make the school an important cultural center in Southwest Missouri. The National Architectural Accrediting Board requests that each student be advised of the following: In the United States, most state architecture registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The next accreditation visit for the program is in 2016. 100 Level Courses: Introduction to Architecture Architectural Design II: Proportion, Scale and Space Architectural Representation Why Buildings Matter Why Cities Matter 200 Level Courses: Architectural Design III: Concept, Environment and Site Architectural Design IV: Human Needs and Activities Introduction to Computers in Architecture Introduction to Building Systems Structures I History of Architecture, Urbanism and Art I History of Architecture, Urbanism and Art II Theories of Architecture 300 Level Courses: Architectural Design V: Synthesis Structures II Environmental Systems I History of Modern Architecture Design/Build Special Project BIM and Advanced Computer Modeling 400 Level Courses: Architectural Design VI: Community Studies Architectural Design VII: Urban Context Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures Professional Communication Journaling: Urban Form in the Global Context Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy Culture and Place: The Theoretical and Historical Context Architecture Internship Facility Programming Research Master of Architecture Courses 500 Level Courses: Architectural Design VII: Comprehensive Studio Architectural Design IX: Exploration Architectural Design X: Thesis Architecture Topics: Technology and Sustainability Environmental Systems II Structures III Architecture Topics: Design Theory and History Architecture Senior Seminar Professional Practice Architecture Topics: Urban and Regional Studies Selected Topics Research [-]

MArch Sustainable Urban Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities, combining innovative design with the latest research. [+]

The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research on the special structure of urban form in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges. The programme covers urban regeneration issues, public realm design, urban design theory and practice and sustainable urbanism theory and applications in place-making with advanced technology and design tools. You will be aquire knowledge and develop the skills necessary to face the contemporary cultural, historical, social, economic and environmental challenges in terms of achieving sustainability in those realms. You will be encouraged to develop your problem-solving skills through creative urban design proposals. You will be provided with an understanding of the complex relationship between spatial and design issues and social and economic urban processes. It addresses urban design as a mode of research and practice that shapes urban environments, physical or not and responds to urban issues. You will develop the mechanicsms and design tools which when effectively implemented can secure and deliver projects for the long-term benefit of a city and its people. The courses emphasises the importance of design creativity, analytical skills, critical thinking and focuses on drawing and physical and computer modelling as tools for analysis, exploration, communication and design in order to achieve social, cultural and environmental sustainability. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad. The Institute of Urban Planning was one of the first institutes in the country to offer research and postgraduate qualifications in urban design. The MArch Sustainable Urban Design course is suitable for architecture graduates. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Through its content, this course aims to: bridge the gap between architecture and planning establish a broad theoretical basis of debate encourage design experimentation and creativity apply theory and research methods to specific projects be environmentally aware and supportive to sustainable practices The course emphasises the importance of design creativity, in keeping with the spirit of intellectual freedom, wit and experimental urge, which has given the Department of Architecture and Built Environment its international reputation. Live projects and contemporary urban concerns are analysed and explored through reading, writing and design. The programme's focus on drawings and modelling as tools for analysis, exploration and communication allows a competent understanding of how to move strategically between the scale of the city and detail of urban design proposals. Urban design depends heavily upon imagination, experimentation, and taking the risk of pushing the envelope far beyond the limitations of current thinking and contemporary practice. You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised design thesis or dissertation. This will be an opportunitiy to conduct a piecce of independant research and undertake a major urban design process. The programme offers a combination of design modules, lectures and seminars which you will need to work in small groups or invidually. The lectures and seminars discuss key issues of urban design history, theory and practice, particularly in relation to sustainable context in both theoretical and practical aspects. They privide an understanding of the process of urban change and the role of urban design within it. Careers This programme is project oriented - it explicitly calls for design proposals rather than purely theoretical work. This stresses the importance of connecting urban design projects to the broader decision-making context of a complex project. This programme has been specifically designed with the urban design profession's needs in mind. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

Integrated Master's in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 Portugal Guimarães

MIARQ's main objective is the training of skilled professionals in the pursuit of professional activities in Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Rehabilitation and Building Maintenance. [+]

Masters in Architecture. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 10 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Architecture INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS The Integrated Master’s in Architecture enables the exercise of professional activity in Architecture. In order to do so, it seeks to promote "integrated knowledge" and the formation of a design methodology, both essential to the practice of architecture in its various aspects: Architecture, Urbanism, Urban Design, Rehabilitation and Building Maintenance. The students’ creativity is encouraged, sensitizing them to the specific socio-cultural environment in which they operate and their ability to communicate the fundamentals of the work in progress. The students must demonstrate critical thinking, ability to work in a team, ethical values of citizenship and environmental awareness. Careers The architects graduated by the Minho University can pursue their professional activity in architecture, rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings, urban design, urban planning and management, higher education and research, working as independent professionals or as employees in public institutions and private companies. They are also qualified to teach at various levels of education. [-]