Masters Programs in Urban Design

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Urban Design

Urban design is arguably as old as human civilization itself. Although it hadn't been referred to as ""urban design"" per se, key urban design practices and technologies have been integral in the creation of human settlements and ancient metropolises that have continued to amaze present-day urban designers, archaeologists and the rest of humanity alike.

For instance, the thoughtful design of thoroughfares has been always essential to the economic life of cities. Getting from point A to point B in the geographic sense is more than just a question of having a roadworthy means of transport; more so, having efficiently designed road systems and mass transport is really what cuts the cake.

Holders of a Master in Urban Design do more than just transport systems, of course. Sewage and waste disposal, for another, are also problems that urban designers must face when planning a city. All these three aforementioned factors (i.e., transportation, sewage and waste disposal), among many other equally significant factors, must be designed with geographic considerations in mind. Things like elevation from the sea, climate conditions, risk of earthquake or landslide and more are perennial things that make city planning a unique affair for each city in question. Truly, a Master in Urban Design program is an interdisciplinary field which develops professionals that we cannot live without.

At present, urban designers play significant role in solving day-to-day problems of cities, big and small. Outside government, they are also actively employed in the private sector by land developers and construction companies for similar endeavors."

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Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2016 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 Urban Design. 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 (2016/17) 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. 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 Application Period Starts: 25 Nov 2015 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2016 Application Deadline: 29 Apr 2016 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2016 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year October 2016 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. [+]

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. [-]

Integrated Master's in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 5 years September 2016 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 Urban Design. 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. [-]

Specialization Course - Campus Architecture

Universidad Camilo José Cela
Campus Full time 5 months September 2016 Spain Madrid

While designino educational spaces it is essential to keep in mind that we are shaping the spaces that will support the future learning practice. Teams of architects and [+]

With the collaboration of Luis Feduchi and Adolfo Zanetti While designino educational spaces it is essential to keep in mind that we are shaping the spaces that will support the future learning practice. Teams of architects and educators will work together in the proposal of new learning environments taking into account areas of common research interest, responsiveness, social agency, engagement, sustainability, technical data, media, new practices and locations. With the collaboration of the internationally renowned architects Luis Feduchi and Adolfo Zanetti the course is part of the Master in Heritage Conservation and Management and it consists of two seminars and a workshop that allows for separate enrollment. The title Specialist in Campus Architecture will be granted upon successfull completion of the comprehensive course. Description - Specialization Course 150 hours - September 19, 2014 - January 24, 2015 - Madrid, Spain (14 weeks) + workshop (3 weeks) [-]

Master in design (MDes), "Mutations of the Built Environment"

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

This MDes addresses the ongoing lifestyle evolutions in the domestic, work and public environment, with a strong focus on sustainable development. Program taught in English For more information, click here: bit.ly/MutationsBuiltEnvironment [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English .The MDes "Mutations of the Built Environment" addresses the ongoing lifestyle evolutions in the domestic, work and public environment, with a strong focus on sustainable development.A focus on the Mutations of the Built Environment:As environnemental issues have grown into a major concern in our societies, evolutions in life style and uses have triggered drastic transformations as to how we conceive home, life space, work space, recreational facilities and public space. Interacting in these new types of enhanced spaces involves the use of all senses, and the role of technology in such a multi-sensory context must seriously be reflected upon. Design must invent and implement new life scenarios taking all these parameters into account so as to offer end-users more well-being while helping them adapt to new uses more easily.Areas of application:- workspace (offices, corporate buildings),- home space (interior design),- public space design,- design for all,- event/exhibition stand 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.... [-]


MArch Architecture

University of Portsmouth
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme of study that leads to RIBA Part II exemption. [+]

MArch Architecture (2015 entry) The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme aimed at equipping you with the professional and creative skills for a successful career as an architect and leads to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 exemption. Through the design studios you will be exposed to a range of related architectural interests, including urbanism, landscape, practice, sustainability and culture, providing a cross-disciplinary learning environment that is appropriate in today’s professionally complex architectural world. On this course you can: engage with current collaborative projects with academic institutions in other countries – in the past these have included Turkey, Spain, Denmark and Australia work on projects with 'live' clients through our RIBA registered Project Office practice opt to study at a choice of European universities through the ERASMUS exchange scheme What opportunities might this lead to? This course is professionally accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Its structure is designed to ensure the integration of contextual, technical and professional issues with the design synthesis, helping you to engage with the prescribed ARB/RIBA criteria, and leads to RIBA Part 2 exemption. Entry requirements A 2:1 degree or above with Royal Institute of British Architects part 1 exemption. Students with appropriate qualifications and design skills may be accepted directly. All suitable applicants will be required to submit an online portfolio. All students are subject to interview. English language requirements English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component less than 6.0. [-]

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Mons

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH [+]

Masters in Urban Design. This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Master en Architecture [-]

Master of Architecture

UCSI University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

This Master of Architecture will enable students to engage with current public expectations of architectural practice and trends, particularly towards sustainable designs. [+]

Architecture is the art of designing the human built environment. Buildings are one of the most visible productions of man, and vary greatly in design, function, and construction implementation across the globe. The vision that Architects conceive is projected onto the society and the built environment in which they practice. These conceptions and ideas will inadvertently have profound effects on the built environment, and consequently on the people who interact with that environment. Architecture is, therefore, an art form, the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture - as a product and as well as a discipline. The School of Architecture and Built Environment understands that all those who study and work in the field of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context. This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which influence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at the School. The Master of Architecture programme is a 2-year full time professional degree. It is designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a 3-year undergraduate professional architectural programme. This Master of Architecture will enable students to engage with current public expectations of architectural practice and trends, particularly towards sustainable designs. With this programme, UCSI University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment is doing its part to boost the number of professional architects in Malaysia, which is in line with the country’s aim to achieve developed nation status by 2020. [-]

Master of Urban Design

Izmir Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2016 Turkey İzmir

İzmir Institute of Technology is one of two institutions of higher learning in Turkey offering English-language instruction in City and Regional Planning. [+]

MASTER OF URBAN DESIGN PROGRAM (M.U.D.)

İzmir Institute of Technology is one of two institutions of higher learning in Turkey offering English-language instruction in City and Regional Planning. In recognition of the fact that keeping abreast of international developments is vital already in the undergraduate stages of the profession of planning. We have developed library; laboratory, and internet facilities so as to enable international research and pursue multilingual thinking in the field.

            Today in this country, we stand in urgent need of planners capable of developing solutions to the dire urbanization problems which we face and for which we pay each day.... [-]


Master in Interior Architecture for Business Habitat

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months November 2016 Italy Turin

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. [+]

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. Traditional disciplinary boundaries have been overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and the transfer of technology. Designers are now required to know new design skills and ways of information sharing, as well as have improved ability to listen to the needs of clients. On the other hand, it provides designers with new opportunities to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge but yet without formal conditions or style obligations. Even when applied to interior architecture, the designer must be able to make use of new skills to delineate separated professions, those typical of the architecture. The way of selling ‘sales’ has changed mainly because of the dissemination of “online shopping” and effect of mass distribution. New forms of shared consumption have been established and commercial spaces now take on new forms and functions. As in many other fields, they are not uniform linear transformations but are rather coexisting contradictory phenomena in very distinct situations. Local businesses have survived mass distribution because ‘zero kilometer’ goods are displayed side by side with goods coming from other continents. Even the shop under your house is not immune to the online buying phenomenon. Each industry sector has developed a mix of technologies and processes that the designer must be able to know how to use and to which the project has to adapt to. The very concept of ownership and selling is being questioned in favor of other forms of access to goods and services. The ‘experience’ of a product remains fundamental, even when a sale is not ‘on the spot’, it has become even more important to transmit the intangible values, narrative and symbology associated with the goods. Creativity, when also applied to a complex issue like commercial spaces can sometimes be rendered in a software program to track a shipment as in an interface to manage to an online business application or an interactive information system, but in any case it must aim to take advantage of new knowledge/systems to improve the effectiveness of the process. MASTER OBJECTIVES There are 3 main objectives. To transmit elements characterizing the Italian "style" in interior design by analysing the works of the main twentieth century architects. To analyse framework elements also technological and cultural innovations that are profoundly changing the relationship between commodity and consumer. In this section beyond the evolution of consumption strategies,students will have in depth study of the relationship between a city as a whole and its commercial functions from urban,sociological and anthropological points of view. In this context, some lessons will be dedicated to the basic understanding of e-commerce given the network a natural extension of the commercial space even though not expressly covered in the domain of interior designers. Finally, we will seek to enrich the technical background of the designer is with reference to technical design and the professional practice both technological knowledge and new materials as the need to focus countless processes in a very short time, is a unique characteristic of commercial installations for where you need to be very familiar with the tools of planning processes and resources and how to share them with the working group. Starting from the needs analysis to the implementation of what was planned, each phase of the work must be systematized and better structured in order to facilitate teamwork and the rationality of the design and manufacturing process; from the comparison with the customer, to the procurement to the management of the times and ways of construction. MASTER COORDINATOR Federico De Giuli Born in 1966, Federico De Giuli is Architect and deals with architectural design and project management of recovery. He is partner and director of the company DORAPAL Spa that deals in the business of real estate development and restoration. For years he has been publishing the magazine Cluster on the issues of the city of design and innovation. He is the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of IAAD and advisor of the Danish Index. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES // Preliminary Module Preliminary Module can be accessed by graduates and postgraduates in Architecture and professionals seeking a specialization in interior design. Admission depends on the evaluation of the candidacy, which will have to be presented through a cover letter, curriculum vitae and portfolio. IAAD reserves the right to ask the candidate, when deemed necessary, an additional interview at the head office or via Skype. // Master Module Admission to Master Module from Preliminary depends on the positive result of the exams undertaken during Preliminary. Access to Master is possible only with the authorization of the Coordinator based on the evaluation of academic titles, professional curriculum and portfolio. [-]

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 Of Science In "architecture - Interior Design And For The Autonomy" In English With The East China Normal University In Shanghai / China

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Caserta China Shanghai + 2 more

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. [+]

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. The first, in Architecture, the Faculty of Engineering and Istanbul, has been regularly active in AY 2015/16 Architecture of Okan University with the first student exchange took place in the two semesters of the 1st year; the second, in Architecture and Fine Arts, will be activated from the academic year 2017/18 with the School of Design of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai. The second, with ECNU Shanghai, offers students the opportunity to achieve a Double Master's Degree in Architecture and Fine Arts. Established in Shanghai in 1951, the East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and the first founded in the country after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. With two campuses located in Minhang and Putuo District, and with a total area of ​​over 207 hectares, ECNU has long been reputed as a university garden. The ECNU attaches great importance to the development of internationalization and enjoys an excellent reputation around the world. The university has set up exchange and cooperation projects with more than 150 internationally renowned universities. There are about 5,000 foreign students studying at ECNU. The School of Design was founded in September 2004. It has four departments: visual communication, product design, environmental art, public art and I. 4 departments are then divided into 11 groups of specialization, including visual communication, product design, landscape design, interior design, display design, animation design, video communication, digital art, design and brand management, public art and fashion design. The School of Design is located in Shanghai's central business district, within a modern campus, and is equipped with exclusive equipment and facilities, such as design center, covering 3,000 square meters, including a professional lab design and fashion center covering 2,700 square meters. fundamental value of the School of Design at ECNU is Humanity Design, by supporting the integration of nature, science, art and humanity. In addition, the School of Design has initiated a long-term cooperation with more than 20 schools of art and design in Europe and the United States. Dozens of international workshops and summer abroad programs are launched every year. The annual employment rate of its graduates is higher than 97%. The Course - lasting two years, for students of the SUN (as is three years, for those of ECNU) - provides a training program designed together at their university Chinese with a mobility period of the first half of the second year (with the further development online courses of ECNU the second half); It involves the release, at the end of the study period, of a double title in Architecture and Fine Arts. It is intended to prepare the Thesis with two speakers, one of the SUN and the other of ECNU. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The Master of International Studies in partnership with the School of Design of Shanghai East China Normal University enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a Double Mastre's Degree in Architecture and Fine Arts. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS The International Master Course of Study in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and for Autonomy" (APIA in EN) activated in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the Okan University in Istanbul and with the School of Design of East China Normal University in Shanghai , can access three-year graduates in Science of Architecture (Degree Class L17) and all those who have completed a bachelor's degree in other classes (such as L04 - Class of Degrees in Industrial Design), after plugging any credits , to reinforce the training of future architects. To that end, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design activate, from the beginning of next academic year, "remedial classes" to facilitate access to the CdS APIA. The Course of Study is local programming, so the graduates from other Classes of Degree different from L17, will not support the admission test required for courses of study in Architecture in national planning. To access the Security Council, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the English language (at least the level B19 exhibiting appropriate certification or supporting a test at the headquarters of the Department. Those who choose to enroll in the Course of Study International Master in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and for Autonomy" (APIA in EN) may request to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. [-]

Master in Interior Architecture

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Lebanon Jounieh

The Master in Interior Design gives the student a professional training level based on creativity, professionalism, and also upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills. To design a project is to set sensitive and creative intellectual and artistic relations between space and light, materials, colors, equipment, furniture, objects and users. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The Master in Interior Design gives the student a professional training level based on creativity, professionalism, and also upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills. To design a project is to set sensitive and creative intellectual and artistic relations between space and light, materials, colors, equipment, furniture, objects and users. Program Structure Studies leading to the Master in Interior Design are organized around three specialization options: Interior Design Architecture, Product Design and Scenography. Each option is a place for reflection, synthesis and creation, of which the workshop project is the main part of the training. The courses and seminars allow the student to deepen their proficiency in specialized areas under the guidance of professionals. They will broaden their fields of application through a multidisciplinary approach and develop their versatility through these student workshops, planned on themes related to interior architecture, design, landscape, theater and new technologies of communication etc. They also fit the student's work in its human and social context. The minimum duration to obtain a Master in Interior (Master in Interior Architecture) is two years. The training program includes a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: 36 mandatory specialization courses (Interior Design, Product Design or Scenography) 6 elective courses according to the specialization Job Opportunities Self-employed: independent or multidisciplinary combination Offices of architecture, interior design or state agencies Furniture design Textile design Design objects: lamps, etc... Theater scenography [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months September 2016 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 in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Masters in Urban Design. The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices. Closing dates 31 October 2015 [-]