Master's in Architecture in Europe

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.


The process of creating a well-made structure entails a great deal more than just propping up four walls. Knowledge of architecture is needed in order to ensure that buildings meet predetermined desires and legal guidelines.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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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 in Europe 2016/2017. 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 (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. [-]

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 in Europe 2016/2017. 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 in Landscape Architecture

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. [+]

The masters programme "Landscape Architecture" is offered by the Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, where new engineers - construction, environment and water management specialists, land surveyors, as well as landscape designers and planners, are prepared. Students at the Faculty work with up-to-date equipment, thus having an opportunity to comprehend causalities existing nowadays in the nature and to apply them in a particular task in their future work. Academic profile This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. You will obtain knowledge for creative and critical thinking in developing landscape policy, rational use of resources, design process and materials, renovation and restoration of landscape. The research is performed in the following directions: landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape planning. This programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree is required in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or the second-level professional higher education in similar disciplines such as geography, forestry, agriculture, environment management, ecology, territorial planning and design. Students need to have the basic knowledge in drawing, composition, history of architecture and landscape architecture, theory of landscape architecture, landscape analysis and landscape design. English requirements: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kinds of architecture, design, research companies. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study programme at universities in Latvia or abroad. Study Plan 1. Obligatory courses (45 ECTS) 1.1. Theoretical courses (15 ECTS) 1.1.1. Methodology of Research 1.1.2. Computer graphics I 1.1.2. Computer graphics II 1.1.3. Landscape Architecture Theory I 1.1.4. Landscape Architecture Theory II 1.2. Specific theoretical courses (student should choose courses in amount of 30 ECTS) 1.2.1. Sustainable Community Development I 1.2.2. Sustainable Community Development II 1.2.3. Sustainable Community Development III 1.2.4. Landscape Design I 1.2.5. Landscape Design II 1.2.6. Landscape Sciences I 1.2.7. Landscape Sciences II 1.2.8. Landscape Inventory I 1.2.9. Landscape Inventory II 1.2.10 Landscape Architecture Technologies I 1.2.11 Landscape Architecture Technologies II 1.2.12 Landscape management I 1.2.13 Landscape management II 1.2.14 Territorial Planning I 1.2.15 Territorial Planning II 2. Courses of approbation of theoretical cognitions(28,5 ECTS) 2.1. Obligatory part (10,5 ECTS) 2.1.1. Philosophy of Sciences 2.1.2. English or German in Master Studies 2.1.3. Statistics 4,5 Ia 2.2. Optional part (student should choose courses in amount of 18 ECTS) 2.2.1. Regional Rural Landscapes 2.2.2. Landscape Ecology and Analyses 2.2.3. Landscape Planning 2.2.4. Historical Landscape Quality 2.2.5. Innovations in Landscape Architecture 2.2.6. Computing Application I 2.2.7. Computing Application II 2.2.8. Landscape architecture I 2.2.9. Landscape architecture II 2.2.10. Project Assessment and Presentation I 2.2.11. Project Assessment and Presentation II 4. Master Thesis (37,5 ECTS) 4.1. Master Thesis I 4.2. Master Thesis II 4.3. Master Thesis III 4.4. Master Thesis IV Total 120 ECTS [-]

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 in Europe 2016/2017. 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. [-]

Master in Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven Finland Espoo United Kingdom London France Paris Sweden Stockholm Italy Trento Hungary Budapest Spain Madrid Germany Berlin + 16 more

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skill [+]

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals. The unique features of this advanced level education are: A standardized I&E minor Mobility among universities (one year at one university and the second year at another university) Specialisation at one of the European top universities Personal industrial relationships for the students, including industrial mentors and internships at EIT Digital non-university partners as part of the study plan. Thematic area grounding and utilization of resources from EIT Digital research and business activities There are seven ICT programmes (majors), one of them is Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) offered by a consortium of UPMC (Paris), TUB (Berlin), KTH (Stockholm), UNITN (Trento), UNS (Nice), ITA/TB (Brest) and UPM (Madrid). The first year consists of one semester of core courses on ITA and one semester on Entrepreneurial education. For the second year, students can select a specialisation and complete a thesis project at one of the industrial partners. Internet Technology and Architecture The technical major in Internet Technology and Architecture is a focused programme of study involving advanced networking technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This programme is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT. Programme The aim of the Internet Technology and Architecture programme is to develop a coherent set of theoretical knowledge and professional understandings and skills in computer networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, and management. The first year will be similar at the four entry points UPMC, TUB, KTH and UNITN with four basic courses on the foundations of networking, network design and modelling, wireless and mobile computing, and advanced next generation networks. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. This programme also includes an I&E minor that will provide students with both theoretical concepts and practical tools that will develop critical thinking in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies to turn ideas into profitable business ventures. The I&E minor consists two courses: The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. Students participating in the ITA track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be an I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. Specialisations Specialisations will be provided in the second year. The ITA major will offer seven specialisations, each at a different location: User-centric networking at UPMC Internet technologies at TUB Communication systems design at KTH Wireless and mobile access networks at UNITN Networked Analysis and Experimentation at UNS Internet of things at IT/TB Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at UPM To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering or information technology is required. Sufficient background in basic data communications, telecommunications and internetworking as well as mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics is also required. [-]

MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part Part II)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]

Masters in Architecture in Europe 2016/2017. The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts. The course has three main objectives: to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects. Core modules DESIGN PROJECT 1 (YEAR 1 DESIGN STUDIO) This single design project, or series of linked design projects, is individual to each elective Design Studio, and is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. You choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year; each Design Studio offers a new project every year. Projects lead from exploratory research to the development of an individual brief, and a design proposal which you develop for assessment at the end of Semester One. DIGITAL REPRESENTATION This module focuses on digital media technology and computer-based strategies, including the principles of 2D and 3D computer drawing, modelling, rendering, animation and digital fabrication techniques. The module aims to extend your practical and theoretical understanding of advanced digital media, as well as to enhance your existing computing knowledge and skills - so assessment is on a 'value-added' basis. PROFESSIONAL STUDIES This module draws on your work experience and introduces statutory, professional and management concepts related to the 'professional' development of your coursework. It asks you to reflect on your prior experience and personal development, and to identify areas for future investigation. The module introduces you to the role of the architect in the construction industry (including development and procurement issues), and to the professional, managerial and legal constraints that influence the work of the architect in practice. DESIGN PROJECT 2 (YEAR 1 DESIGN STUDIO) Commonly, though not exclusively, the theme or context of Design Project 2 involves developing or testing aspects of the Design Project 1 through further research or exploratory projects. This module, however, places greater emphasis on the detailed resolution of the individual design proposal, often at a larger scale, and deals more explicitly with the issues of programme, materiality, technology and environmental impact. The module is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. HISTORY AND THEORY This module consists of specialist seminar study and a series of wider module-wide lectures, and begins a year-long study of architectural history and theory which culminates with your dissertation submission in Year 2. Following presentations by all the seminar group leaders at the beginning of the semester, you choose a seminar group with its own particular theme and programme of study. Based on this, you select an individual area of research, and develop it through writing and a presentation; you also prepare an abstract for your Dissertation. TECHNICAL STUDIES IN PRACTICE This module requires you, individually or within a group, to carry out research into different approaches to, and kinds of, technology and environmental design. You will need to look at the wider cultural issues involved, but more especially at issues of sustainability in design. This is expected to inform your Design Studio project work. DISSERTATION The Dissertation is the primary focus of Architectural History and Theory teaching, and the main written component of the course. Building on your abstract, you research into primary and secondary sources, define and refine a methodology, produce a draft synopsis, and, finally, complete a 10,000-word dissertation with footnotes, bibliography and illustrations. If you explore another mode of study, such as making a film or designing a website, you will still need to meet a lower word limit of 6,000 words. MAIN DESIGN PROJECT (YEAR 2 DESIGN STUDIO) As with Design Studio 1, this is individual to each elective Design Studio, and you choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year. The module is integrated with the subsequent Design Development module, and these two modules usually create a single overarching project for the final academic year. The modules is run in parallel with the Year 1 Design Studio, however, Year 2 students are expected to pursue, and resolve, a more ambitious and sophisticated thesis. APPLIED TECHNICAL STUDIES In this module you complete an applied technical study concurrent with the progression of your main Design Studio project. This integrated report explains and deepens the environmental, structural and constructional strategies inherent to your design thinking and your project. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (YEAR 2 DESIGN STUDIO) This module follows on from the Main Design Project, and asks you to elaborate, test, adapt and develop your design project proposal to produce a well-resolved architectural design. This module encourages you to communicate your ideas, research work and design proposals in a range of media at an advanced level. You also integrate your presentation with your work in the Strategic Report and Applied Technical Studies modules. The module is run in parallel with the Year 1 Design Studio. STRATEGIC REPORT This module is a substantial report that is integrated with your main Design Studio project, and the Applied Technical Studies modules. The report focuses on exploring and explaining the critical project decisions made as part of the design process. The module introduces you to various approaches to the report - methodologies, techniques, selected building precedents - through seminars and Design Studio group tutorials. Course-specific entry requirements You are required to have an undergraduate degree in Architecture, or similar, with a high level of achievement, which will normally be validated by the RIBA for Part 1/prescribed by the ARB for Part 1. You will usually have one year's (post-degree) professional experience. At interview, you should present your academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, and any relevant contextual material. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minumum of 6.5 in all components. Associated careers Most students who complete the Architecture MArch (Part 2) are subsequently employed in architectural offices, and become registered architects after taking the Part 3 exam. Others progress to take further Masters or PhD degrees, and then go into research and/or teaching. [-]

Master of Science and Techniques in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues [+]

Master in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment


This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development together with the consideration of human, social and urban constraints.



Language of instructionThe language of instruction and examination is English during the first year, including 160 hours of French language courses.During the 2nd year, courses are in French but Master's thesis can be either in French or English.... [-]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Weimar

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes... [+]

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)


European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century. Urban landscapes of dispersed character, global markets, virtual spaces, powerful actors in the construction business and postmodern lifestyles generate new challenges for the spatial competence of planners and spatially oriented designers.During the first and third semester, in-depth scientific and basic applied knowledge in the thematic context of "European Urban Studies" is conveyed. The study project in the first or third semester deals with a particular urban and/or spatially oriented issue. This issue is tackled using scientific and/or design-oriented methods in an interdisciplinary, yet applied manner close to reality. Hereby, applying the content and methodic core competence of all or as many as possible of the fields of European Urban Studies will be relevant. Courses and examinations are held in English.During the second semester, which is oriented towards professional practice, international partners in Germany, Europe and overseas offer collaboration on "International Model Projects". These internships (three to six months) are conducted with chosen project partners such as scientific institutions, communal authorities, real estate developers/investors, construction managers, architects and planning offices. The presentation and discussion of the results drawn from the research work and practical experience occurs in the third semester, following the internship during the annual Model Project Forum.In the fourth semester, students are expected to draw up their Master Thesis. This phase of writing and research is accompanied by a colloquium in regular intervals. The master study course is completed with a scientific or project-oriented Master Thesis and an oral master examination. Successful students will be awarded the title of "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).... [-]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s up until today. There is a great interest in Swedish experiences of... [+]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning \ge of Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted by the various courses in the programme, where they are contextualised and problematised with the objective of developing amongst the students a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also supposed to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice in various projects and assignments. By integrating theory in the design of urban environment on different levels, the programme aims to provide students with an advanced insight and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning. Learning outcomes be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary field to which spatial planning belongs, where social science, natural science and technology meet and are amalgamated into spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of subjects, disciplines and knowledge areas applicable for solving qualified assignments and to critically examine design plans and written documents. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research and development issues in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge in planning and design of the spatial environment, and of tasks included in the working field of spatial planning. in a reflective and analytical way, be able to demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge from tested practice, subject areas and science fields which are relevant for processing of complex planning problems. Working with planning and design of the spatial environment requires the ability to tackle and evaluate situations and issues where information may be limited. be able to demonstrate ability to independently and creatively identify and formulate problems related to the field of planning and design, such as social, economic, ecological, democratic and aesthetic issues, and with appropriate methods in these areas plan and conduct qualified assignments on a level that promotes development of the professional area of spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to communicate and argue knowledge and conclusions in the field of spatial planning with groups and actors affected or involved in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to make assessments with regard to social, economic and ecological sustainability within the area of spatial planning based on tested practice and available scientific knowledge. be able to demonstrate ability to take ethical aspects in consideration when working with people, institutions, organisations and associations which are affected of science and development in spatial planning. General entry requirements To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must: have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university. be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements. [-]

Master in Architectural Design

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture, starting in September of each year. The program is instructed entirely in English and fully integrated with the domestic master level studies of the school. [+]

Masters in Architecture in Europe 2016/2017. Master in Architectural Design The School trains its students to the architect's profession The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture, starting in September of each year. The program is instructed entirely in English and fully integrated with the domestic master level studies of the school. The degree awarded, Master of Science in Architecture, is a professional architect’s degree, providing the qualifications to work as an architect and eligibility to carry on to doctoral studies. The school’s teachings respond both to local and global environmental issues as well as the latest features in the field of architecture. On the other hand, local building traditions and extreme climate conditions offer great resources and possibilities for research and creating new architecture for extreme northern climates. The far-north location of the school provides an excellent laboratory for teaching e.g. lighting design, which is one of the specific subjects offered in the Architectural Design Master’s degree programme. Programme Outline The degree is an architect's professional degree notified by the EU commission The Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture (120 ECTS) is a two years study programme, divided into four academic terms, consisting of studio projects, theoretical studies and the diploma thesis project. The extent of each one term studio course and the diploma project is 30 ECTS. The programme is fully integrated with the school's domestic Master’s degree studies in architecture. The contents of the design oriented study programme are based on the school's tradition and experience of teaching design closely related to architecture. The focus of studies is on studio projects, varying from larger scale public buildings to designing details - both for buildings and urban structures - with emphasis on sustainability. Additionally the lectures cover contemporary features of Finnish and Scandinavian architecture, and the latest developments of building materials. The professors of the school are internationally recognized architects and researchers. The instructors are professionals who work both as teachers and as practicing architects and designers. The teaching is carried out in small groups and through individual consultations. International workshops and guest lectures by noted domestic and foreign architects, researchers and artists are an integral part of the studies, as well as group work in multinational student teams. The contents and objectives of the degree program in architecture are based on the requirements of the European Union Professional qualifications directive (2005/36/EC) set for the education of architects (article 46). The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the laws and decrees. The holder of this degree has the right to apply for the membership of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA). Aims and content of the programme The aim of the International Master’s Programme is to provide knowledge and skills in architectural design, design of urban spaces, architectural lighting, detailing of interiors and exteriors, and basics of research and theory of architecture. The goal is to encourage students to develop a personal relationship with architecture and design. The Master’s studies provide graduates with practical skills needed in the architect’s profession and expertise to participate in research and to carry out post-graduate studies. Graduation Requirements To be awarded a Master's degree, a student must complete the required studies and Master's thesis and write a maturity essay demonstrating language proficiency (English). The diploma for the degree of Master of Science (Architecture) is awarded on request and issued by the Education Dean of the Faculty. Programme Admissions General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are the same for all of the Master's programmes offered by the University of Oulu. Application Documents Application documents for all master programmes are listed and described in detail on the Master's Programmes admissions web pages of the University of Oulu. Portfolio Digital portfolio is required to be submitted as a program specific application document for the Master’s Programme in Architecture. The portfolio must be sent electronically directly to the University of Oulu within the application period. Contents of the portfolio: The e-portfolio should present an illustrated documentation of the applicant’s preceding study of the Bachelor’s degree in architecture, including design projects from small to large scale. The material should be divided by study year and provided with an easily readable, short description of each assignment presented in the portfolio. Additional artistic work of the applicant (e.g. competition projects) may be presented in the portfolio with a written description of the content and the year of completion. Team projects, in which the applicant is one of the actual authors, may also be included. Any material that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified and the applicant’s own particular contribution to the project has to be described. Cover page is required and must include the applicant’s name and the UAF application number. Mark your name on each page of your portfolio. Form of the portfolio: The portfolio must be submitted as a single, multi-page PDF-file with all pages in horizontal (landscape) orientation, in either A4 or A3 size. The maximum number of pages is 20 and the maximum PDF-file size is 15 MB. The portfolio should be designed and formatted for on-screen viewing (avoid double-spread layout). Submission of the portfolio: The portfolio is to be sent electronically by the application dead-line directly to the University of Oulu to: portfolio.architecture(A) This email address is not intended for inquiries (questions sent to this address will not be answered). Selection Process The admissions committee for the Master's Programme in Architecture will assess the students eligible for admission, based on their academic qualifications and the level of architectural design, working methods and presentation skills illustrated in the portfolio. The admission committee has at least five members, all qualified architects, teaching at the Oulu School of Architecture. N.B. All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected. Detailed Selection Criteria The selection of students is based on the level of the portfolio and the academic content and level of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree. The main focus in the student selection is on the artistic level of the portfolio, reflecting the applicant’s ability to express him/her self in spatial and visual terms as well as ability to work in different scales, from large to the small. Programme Specific Academic Requirements Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor's studies can apply to study a Master's degree. Applicants with excellent academic records can be offered a conditional study placement. In these cases the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor's degree documentation before receiving the final study placement offer. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a) [-]

Master of Architecture

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate of the Master of Architecture degree program shall have to be able to justify comprehensively the personal creative ideas when designing structures or urban integrated facilities as well as to be professionally skilled to carry out scientific research works. [+]

Graduates of Architecture Master degree study programme can implement their creative ideas in design of buildings or urban complexes and perform high quality research works. They are able to perform research, architectural and urban planning, territorial planning and management work at the companies of architectural design and territorial planning, research organisations, as well as perform individual work of architectural and urban design and territorial planning. Combination of arts, humanities and social sciences Study programme provides its students with theoretical knowledge of history of art, architecturology, urban sociology, protection of immovable cultural heritage, comprehensive integrated architectural renovation and heritage protection. It involves application of interactive teaching methods and education based on case analysis. Highly competent lecturers take part in the teaching process. Studies provide competences of scientific-methodical assessment, which enable preparation of professional projects for buildings and urban complexes Graduates comprehend the principles of sustainable design and are able to apply them preparing the projects of buildings and urban complexes; they can justify their creative ideas based on scientific knowledge. They are able to perform scientific research works independently and use the research results in their professional activities for assessment of quality of buildings and their environment. Majority of students or graduates practice their acquired speciality Students of Master degree Architecture study programme work at various design companies, organisations of architectural planning and scientific research: AB “Miestprojektas”, municipal enterprise “Kauno planas”, KTU Institute of Architecture and Construction, private companies of famous architects. Career opportunities: from architect or urbanist, to chief architect of the municipality; from attested manager at design and/or planning company to scientist in the field of history of art. Innovative design programmes are used in the study process The newly established Office of Artistic and Architectural Skills Development Laboratories provides a possibility to use 3D printer MakerBot Z18 and other latest equipment for layout works. Lithuanian and foreign students of this programme are motivated and have big aspirations Students of this programme are motivated and advanced. It leads to creative environment oriented to academic performance, which contributes to excellent acquisition of required knowledge and skills. Team of lecturers consists of the university’s lecturers as well as well-known professional architects working in Lithuania and abroad. Skills & Competencies Design – building, urban complexes and architectural design economics Architectural renovation of buildings – types and methods of analysis Protection of the heritage – research of cultural values, activities of their use, management and protection Critical analysis of architecture – theories, concepts, social phenomena Entrance Requirements Bachelor in Architecture. Degree diploma and its suplement (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified). Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 %. Research activities, articles are not required but gives higher entry score. Motivation letter. Proficiency in English: IELTS≥6.0/TOEFL iBT≥85/CEFR≥C1 Entrance score consists of: 0.7 CGPA 0.2 Portfolio 0.1 Motivation (skype interview) [-]

MSc in European Spatial and Environmental Planning

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's programme in European Spatial and Environmental Planning programme challenges and stimulates students, who work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this ... [+]

ESEP is ... A one-year international Master’s programme; focused on the European dimension to spatial and environmental planning in the member states of the European Union (EU); taught at one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands: Radboud University; taught in small groups and in a personal and interactive way; proud of its synergy between theory and practice, and; highly appreciated by its students.

Challenging programme

This programme will challenge and stimulate you. You will work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this you will receive personal supervision and thorough training in research methodology. ... [-]

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Estonian University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Landscape Architecture focuses on the intervention in the landscape through planning, management and design. International Master program in Landscape Architecture is united around the concept of landscape ... [+]

International Master program In Landscape Architecture is united around the concept of landscape, which is generally understood to mean outdoor spaces, environments and places and relationships between people and these spaces, environments and places, both in terms of activities and perceptions.  Landscape Architecture is concerned with landscapes of all types, both urban and rural, and at all scales from the smallest open space to the region.

The Aim: The overall objective is to enable students to become professional landscape architects, primarily through European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA) accreditation. The programme is designed to reflect the EU Bologna process and the EFLA criteria.... [-]

Master in design (MDes) "Urban Design"

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 France Nantes

This MDes tackles issues related to the evolution of transportation of goods and people, the emergence of innovative services for travel, scenography, space adjustments, mutations of the city to facilitate mobility... Two research groups are offered: Mobility and Services and Public Spaces. [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English.The MDes "New Mobilities" tackles issues related to the evolution of transportation of goods and people, and the emergence of innovative services for travel, urban mobility...Headed by an industrial designer and an architect, the MDes "New Mobilities" brings together students from different design backgrounds to study new design solutions for the mobility of the future. Transport, services, architecture, living and work spaces, vehicles, communication, infrastructure...all these aspects are part of urban mobility design.Areas of application:- transportation of people and goods (equipment and vehicles),- mobility-facilitating services and alternatives to movement,- mobile information systems,- multimodal transportation, - communication,- infrastructure design...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in English is recommended.... [-]