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Almost everyone encounters building and design elements on a daily basis. The continued study of architecture is required for people who want to take their design abilities to the next level.

As an ancient profession, architects were revered as visionaries and builders of nations. Today, architects are still some of the most important participants in designing city centers, buildings, and communities. Urban landscaping and building design are the focuses of both four-year and graduate study programs in the field of architecture. Graduate studies delve further into the philosophy, history, and future of architecture as an art and science.

While you may know the answer to “What is an MA in Architecture Studies?” you might still wonder what the benefits are for pursing this advanced degree. There are quite a few areas of work that require additional knowledge in architecture, including urban development, regional planning, and landscape architecture. A master’s degree in this area can make a candidate more marketable for a coveted position.

The cost of obtaining an MA in an architecture field is different depending on where you take your graduate-level classes. To get an accurate estimate of the total and by-semester costs, speak with the admissions office of the schools you are interested in. Online programs allow more diversity in pricing and choice when pursing advanced degrees, including architectural Master’s degrees.

While a Bachelor’s degree in architecture will open many employment doors, a Master’s will avail even more opportunities to the degree holders. Some of the possible careers include managing an architecture firm, designing municipal gardens, and applying principles of historical design to bold new buildings.

In order to become enrolled in a Master’s study course, one must first find a school that is a good match to personal requirements. You may look online for relevant schools that teach the concepts that will add to your base of architectural knowledge and that will help increase your employability as a professional.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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41 Results in Architecture Studies

Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Preservation Studies Program trains students for productive careers working in historic preservation and the stewardship of cultural resources and heritage. Boston an ... [+]

The Preservation Studies Program trains students for productive careers working in historic preservation and the stewardship of cultural resources and heritage. Boston and New England have historically stood out as leaders of the national historic preservation movement. Drawing upon the traditions of its vibrant preservation locality, Boston University itself has a long history of inventively recycling historic buildings to house its students and faculty; the University was founded in 1869 in two adaptively reused Beacon Hill townhouses adjacent to the Boston Athenaeum and Charles Bulfinch’s Massachusetts State Capitol. In 1883 Boston University moved its College of Liberal Studies into an adaptively reused Baptist Church on Somerset Street. The University subsequently adapted for its own uses the Copley Square building of the Harvard Medical School, key commercial buildings along Commonwealth Avenue’s Automobile Row, the Boston Braves Baseball field, rowhouses and apartments along Bay State Road, and mansions in the Cottage Farm neighborhood; more recently, the University has undertaken a 20 million dollar renovation of the University Law Tower, a landmark of Boston modernism designed in 1962 by Spanish architect Jose Lluis Sert. Successful, environmentally minded, stewardship of historic buildings is part of the institutional DNA of Boston University; the Preservation Studies Program draws inspiration and vitality from the rich context.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Kaunas University of Technology

A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, the programme is implemented through Studio method – study courses are integrated into a single complex task: studen ... [+]

Overview

Master’s programme in Architecture emphasises development of architecture specialists in design, architectural, urban and territorial planning. Studies provide competences of scientific-methodical assessment, which enable preparation of professional projects for buildings and urban complexes as well as managerial skills to progress in architecture business field. This is one of a few study programmes with very tight collaboration among architects and civil engineers both in studies and research areas.

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree b ... [+]

The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree brings together social analysis, activism, and inventive research methods to critically engage with various dimensions of urban work – from policy-making, research and cultural interventions, to the management of social programmes and institutions.

Why study MA Cities and Society at Goldsmiths? The MA is distinguished by its theoretical rigour, integrity and a focus on experimental empirical research and covers the following disciplines: sociology, geography, anthropology, architecture, cultural studies, history, fine arts, media and communications. We use research-led teaching to explore the importance of sociological knowledge in understanding cities, urban economics, culture, politics and social justice. You’ll analyse the organisation of contemporary cities, including the built environment, commerce, housing, culture, political and social infrastructures and explore how distributions of wealth, power and culture in spaces and places are constituted through political, material and social processes. You’ll investigate the proliferation of technologies, techniques and ideas that change our notions about the use of things and bodies. We use our location in South East London to explore issues of city-making and urban change through hands-on methodological training. You’ll be part of a lively community of researchers and urban practitioners at the Centre for Urban and Community Research and will join students who have a range of experiences and interests in communication, management, politics, design and cultural industries. What you'll study ... [-]
United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs trains students in public policy, urban studies, and grassroots organizing, examining ways policy and community engagement ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs trains students in public policy, urban studies, and grassroots organizing, examining ways policy and community engagement can effect positive change.

Our program combines graduate seminars in urban studies, politics, sociology, and public policy with hands-on experience in community-based research, policy design, policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation. Graduates are uniquely equipped to formulate policy and initiatives for more equitable and vibrant urban areas, inspired by thoughtful engagement with the theory and practice of social justice.

Internship – Gain hands-on experience in the field and build a network of professional contacts Career Opportunities – Supported by academic and field mentorship, and leadership development Distinguished Faculty – Comprised of both leading academics and accomplished professionals and practitioners in the field Flexible Schedule – Our full-time program offers courses in the afternoons and evenings. Students can also explore part-time options. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA San Francisco
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

This MA programme is designed for art, architecture and design graduates who wish to specialise in creative approaches to interiors in buildings and environmental design. ... [+]

The Course

The programme is designed to enable you to explore the potential of spaces and structures with input from lecturers and practitioners. You can benefit from a multidisciplinary studio environment at the School of Architecture & Design, offering an integrated approach to research and study. You may choose to engage with the research community in the School to inform your investigations.

This MA gives you the opportunity to develop your intellectual and creative approaches in order to consider interior architecture in the context of buildings and environmental design.

How You Study

You may study full-time, part-time or work-based and may change your mode of study at the end of any stage. All students enrolled in the Master's programme. You may then elect to take a stage qualification or pursue the full programme.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Leeds Beckett University

In the urbanised landscape we inhabit, every part has been designed or at least influenced by human beings. Take a broad view or look in detail and you will see a complex ... [+]

Course details

In the urbanised landscape we inhabit, every part has been designed or at least influenced by human beings. Take a broad view or look in detail and you will see a complex living organism that is the canvas for landscape architecture.

On this course, you will explore techniques which will help you become a creative and reflective designer, primed to start a rewarding career as a chartered landscape architect.

We are experts in landscape architecture - our teaching experience spans more than 50 years. We also have a proven track record of helping graduates find rewarding careers.

We are dedicated to ensuring your course suits your needs, so you will be able to tailor your studies towards your career aspirations. Through live projects and competitions, you will be tasked with responding to the numerous environmental challenges facing today's landscape architects.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 find your juris doctor
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The accredited M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ ... [+]

MA Degrees in Architecture Studies. The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities. A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus. Tufts UEP graduate students learn to engage and confront the social and environmental challenges in today’s world of rapid urbanization. Our accredited M.A. degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of twelve or thirteen courses (36-39 credit hours) plus a thesis or capstone exa... [-]
USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Royal College of Art

The MA Interior Design Programme engages its participants in exploring emergent ideas and issues concerning distinct aspects of the design of the interior. This incorpora ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The MA Interior Design Programme engages its participants in exploring emergent ideas and issues concerning distinct aspects of the design of the interior. This incorporates research, practice and making work that explores the diversity of human occupation in numerous environments, extending from the room to the city. The programme encourages the view that the interior is an interface between its occupants and the built environment and it supports the notion that the interior is an agent for social change.

The programme values speculation, analysis, rigour and provocation with regards to the thinking and making of all aspects of the design of the interior. It challenges its participants to formulate their own rigorous critically independent responses to these fundamental concerns. This is often undertaken via the reworking of existing structures, the creation of temporal installations and the formation of permanent interventions, all involving the construction and communication of particular spatial identities using space, objects and materials.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urba ... [+]

Overview

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth-century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Length 1 year: full-time (48 weeks) 2 years: part-time (96 weeks) Features and Benefits This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester with cross-disciplinary connections between the two universities. This is an internationally engaged course that actively disseminates students' thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications. Career Prospects ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structu ... [+]

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation.

The Master in Architecture educates future architects with specific additional skills in research and knowledge in the field of urban design particular to European urbanism and globalisation.

The Master in Architecture focuses on:

architectural and urban design on different scales in a European context, with an emphasis on the strategic aspects of design architectural and urban research with architectural means (plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, perspectives), focusing particularly on European urbanisation research on the impact of globalisation on cities and regions, as well as on the comparative analysis of typologies in architecture and urbanisation worldwide ... [-]
Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
SRH University Heidelberg

You want to evolve? You want to gain the ability to be able to speak? Architecture still fascinates you? In the master's program at the SRH University of Heidelberg, you ... [+]

School of Engineering and Architecture

You want to evolve? You want to gain the ability to be able to speak? Architecture still fascinates you? In the master's program at the SRH University of Heidelberg, you deepen your architectural skills and achieve a Europe-wide recognized degree.

perspectives

Whether as a freelance architect, in the construction industry, in the real estate industry or in the public sector - with a master's degree, demanding career prospects open up.

Key dataBusiness cooperationChoice of focus: project management construction or European building culturePreliminary course for applicants with Bachelor 180 CPsCourse contentsarchitectural theoryDesign and constr... [-]
Germany Heidelberg
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German
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Groningen

The MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning positions the evolution of the European city (including the post-socialist cities in Central and Eas ... [+]

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning explores the evolution of cities, villages and park- and landscape design in Europe within the changing global setting.

Cities, buildings, parks, and landscapes define the setting of our everyday life. Some are fascinating works of art, and no other man-made artifacts document the evolution of social relations, economic trends, technological innovations, philosophical views on man and nature, politics and culture more eloquently than architecture and urbanism. Cities and buildings impact our everyday lives. They define where and how we live, how far we have to travel to reach our working places, our daily rhythms of our movements, the things we see when we are on our way. Their impact on health is self-evident – urban planners gave us our sewage systems, architects decent public housing and healthcare buildings. This master track provides students a rich and varied introduction in the history and theory of architecture and urban planning. Since healthcare architecture requires a thorough understanding of the history and theory of architecture, and the world of healthy cities can only be analyzed against the background of urbanism, the Expertise Centre Architecture, Urbanism and Health is embedded in a classical approach of architectural and urban history and theory. It allows students to specialize in classical history and theory, the health impacts of architecture and urbanism, or a mixture.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of ... [+]

Overview

You examine the trajectory of cities’ development, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment, industrialization, the role of Modernisms and the conditions of the 21st century. In doing so, you draw from the wider context of humanities, cultural studies, the visual arts, drama, film, and other media that influence the formation of an urban landscape.

A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary programme, you spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term, you relocate to the Paris School of Arts and Culture where you study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse. You visit Paris in the autumn term, where you meet our Paris staff and are taken on a tour of the city. We offer advice and support to help you relocate to Paris.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Sapienza University of Rome

Master's Degree in Architecture-Conservation is a 2-years programme taught entirely in English at Sapienza University of Rome. It is equivalent to the Italian title "Laur ... [+]

The Masters Program in Architecture (Conservation), which focuses mainly on Italian architectural heritage, aims to train students to consolidate and preserve existing architectural and environmental heritage and develop high-quality projects that take into account the relation between new projects, the environment, and the historical aspects.

The program brings together a range of different disciplines, including humanities and technical-scientific subjects, to prepare students to work as architects with specific competencies in building processes and the conservation of existing structures. In particular, the two-year program will delve deeper into the main competences acquired with the Bachelors Degree and will address:... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Cardiff University

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh Sc ... [+]

MA in Urban Design

"Urban Design - the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver better urban places."

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture.

The MA Urban Design uses design practice, theory, development and control practices to inform design processes, and uses studio teaching focused on local development possibilities to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of typical urban design problems.

The course seeks to produce students who can:

Think three-dimensionally and creatively manipulate space at the intermediate scale between architecture and planning; Analyse the qualities of localities and places and respond to complex and often contradictory community aspirations; Critically appraise development (built and proposed) and make suggestions for improvement, and develop improved policy and control practices; Conceptualise and draw development proposals at different scales from the territorial to the block scale; Be able to recognise and add quality in all development situations; Test developments for their sustainability, economic viability and constituency; Understand how to approach implementation through inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration and consensus building. Course Recognition ... [-]
United Kingdom Cardiff
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Full-time
Campus