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15 Master of Art Degrees in Architecture

A Master of Arts is a type of advanced degree that explores subjects within the fields of the humanities or social sciences. This degree can offer students extended knowledge to help prepare them for high-paying careers or a doctoral program. What is an MA in Architecture? Architecture is the study of the design and construction of buildings and other structures. This type of degree program is des… Read more

A Master of Arts is a type of advanced degree that explores subjects within the fields of the humanities or social sciences. This degree can offer students extended knowledge to help prepare them for high-paying careers or a doctoral program.

What is an MA in Architecture? Architecture is the study of the design and construction of buildings and other structures. This type of degree program is designed to educate students on the techniques, philosophies and history of advanced architecture with an emphasis on cultural studies and research. An MA in this subject extends beyond simple construction by exploring classical and contemporary design techniques. Students may also study art history, geography, culture and more.

There are a number of beneficial skills a student may gain from earning an MA in Architecture. This subject requires students to practice creative problem-solving skills. Students are also often strong communicators with advanced mathematic ability, helpful in careers in and out of the field.

All MA programs vary in cost, and the best way for students to find accurate tuition information is to contact the schools directly. There are also scholarship and financial aid options that may be available for some students.

Careers in architecture are numerous and expansive, and students with an MA in this field may be more likely to secure higher-paying management positions than students with only an undergraduate degree. There is also a variety of career possibilities in the private and public sector. Urban planners are needed to carefully adapt an environment to sustain a growing population, and extreme architects specialize in creating structures that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Other positions include landscape architect, artist, industrial designer, restoration architect and more.

There are educational institutions around the world that offer MA degrees, and students may even choose to study from home with online courses. 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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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

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 Eastern ... +

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 Eastern Europe) as intimately linked with trends and tendencies at the global scale. The input of the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair results in a clear focus on the health effects of the built environment and the phenomena summarized in the healthy cities concept (ranging from yesterday's hygienic measures to tomorrow's urban guerilla gardening campaigns). -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

The MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development explores the sustainable development and regeneration of the built environment.

The MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development explores the sustainable development and regeneration of the built environment. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Università Iuav di Venezia
Venice, Italy

The English-taught MA provides education and training for internationally oriented architects, in accordance with the Directive of the European Parliament 2005/36/CE. It gives ... +

The English-taught MA provides education and training for internationally oriented architects, in accordance with the Directive of the European Parliament 2005/36/CE. It gives students excellent preparation for the changing demands of society, both in the technical-scientific area and the humanities. It teaches how to cope with present-day problems related to urban and natural landscapes. It focuses on the conservation and transformation of different architectural and urban contexts, with special attention paid to environmental, economic, and social sustainability. MA Architecture prepares students to tackle pressing architectural, urban, and environmental issues in the national and international scenes. It proposes updated visions of architecture and integrates them with ideas from global culture. It employs the most innovative techniques and methodologies to train generations of digital natives. This also means providing cross-disciplinary competences in – urban projects and theories on the city, with their related issues of sustainable growth and sustainable decrease – Italian cultural heritage and its conservation through regenerative projects that can be applied to other countries and contexts – interior and exhibition design – a global asset for today’s architects. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 

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University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

This one year MA Architectural Design program explores architecture, design and urbanism, with an emphasis on the critical investigation of space through practical, theoretica ... +

This one year MA Architectural Design program explores architecture, design and urbanism, with an emphasis on the critical investigation of space through practical, theoretical research interests and creative activities. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught program that combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled program structured around ... +

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught program that combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled program structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanization, and globalization. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

The program trains interior design artists on how to implement aesthetic, functional, and psychological aspects of a given space or spaces. Graduates will possess essential te ... +

The program trains interior design artists on how to implement aesthetic, functional, and psychological aspects of a given space or spaces. Graduates will possess essential technical knowledge, artistic skills, have an understanding and thorough knowledge about the design thought-process and their importance during the planning procedure. They also acquire primary manufacturing-, production processes and their conditions. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas, Lithuania

Architecture is art and science without which the world would stop growing and developing. By studying master’s in Architecture at KTU you will contribute to this growth by de ... +

Architecture is art and science without which the world would stop growing and developing. By studying master’s in Architecture at KTU you will contribute to this growth by developing your ability to generate creative ideas, to conduct research, to design and execute complex tasks and solve problems. -
MA
Full-time
5 years
English, Lithuanian
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The Islamic Middle East has given rise to an impressive material culture that continues in the present. This programme covers an area stretching from Islamic Spain through the ... +

The Islamic Middle East has given rise to an impressive material culture that continues in the present. This programme covers an area stretching from Islamic Spain through the Arab countries, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia in diverse historical periods. It offers students an unmatched opportunity to study particular regions or categories of art, including Fatimid art; the architecture and urbanism of Morocco; Arab, Persian and Turkish painting; the calligraphy and illumination of the Qur'an; Mamluk art and architecture; the arts and architecture of the Ottomans in Turkey and the Balkans; and the material culture of western Iran. Archaeological issues of the Islamic Middle East are also considered. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
26 Sep 2022
Campus
 
SRH University Heidelberg

Building in the context of history and identity as well as social change present architects with new challenges. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Europe and shape ... +

Building in the context of history and identity as well as social change present architects with new challenges. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Europe and shape the future of architecture. -
MA
Full-time
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

The programme conceives of architecture as a diverse and complex set of practices that move beyond traditional distinctions and limits in the field.

The programme conceives of architecture as a diverse and complex set of practices that move beyond traditional distinctions and limits in the field. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Aksaray University
Aksaray, Turkey

Our aim as Faculty of Architecture and Design educates the students to become architects who are creative, and have environmental and historical awareness, ethic and aesthetic ... +

Our aim as Faculty of Architecture and Design educates the students to become architects who are creative, and have environmental and historical awareness, ethic and aesthetic values, besides; who can deal with the issues which contributes to the technology, fine arts, humanities-social sciences and philosophy. Our Faculty of Architecture’s and Design’s opportunities which are provided with its location, the teaching staff, accumulation of knowledge, education and research are expected to enhance the increase of the quality of built environment. -
MA
English, Turkish
 
S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The purpose of the educational program "Design" is to develop students' personal qualities, the formation of general cultural, professional, and professional competencies, the ... +

The purpose of the educational program "Design" is to develop students' personal qualities, the formation of general cultural, professional, and professional competencies, the development of skills for their implementa