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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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14 Results in Architecture

Politecnico di Milano - Scuola Master Fratelli Presenti

With an increasingly competitive environment, the creative professional and creative industries have to keep up with the new frontiers of innovation. This is particularly ... [+]

With an increasingly competitive environment, the creative professional and creative industries have to keep up with the new frontiers of innovation. This is particularly true in the field of Architecture, a discipline which is intimately linked to the human being, there is a need to understand that building spaces for humans and society are linked to a clear understanding of how humans behave, how people develop habits and how these attitudes vary from country to country. This is the way Architecture should respond depending on cultural issues. The program will be a machine to decode and understand the creative advantages of Brand Italy, and the power of ‘Made in Italy’.

This course will create entrepreneurs who can learn from the Italian example, and use this to see and develop opportunity around the world. This knowledge will become a foundation for global design growth and a dynamic generator of ideas and explorations to promote new ways of thinking and acting in the creative economy. The international course is held in English and teaches students the importance of combining traditional practices and theories with concepts and methodologies required to meet the needs of the modern architectural design industry. This requires outstanding craftsmanship, excellent design & architecture skills, unique thinking experience conveyed throughout all interactions with different ways of living, and the building of a strong meaning through branding. This Masters course is intended to form such a kind of professionals.... [-]

Italy Milan
November 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1550 hours
Campus
Online
University of Nicosia

The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasi ... [+]

Concentrations: 1. Sustainable Architecture, 2. Interior Architecture Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Architecture Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. Two concentrations are offered through this MA programme which will give prospective students the opportunity to develop mature analytical and creative methods of working while redefining and extending their individual study areas. Students may select between two concentrations: (a) Sustainable Architecture and (b) Interior Architecture.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
SOAS University of London

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 throug ... [+]

MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East

Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only).

Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some modules it is an advantage for admission (see individual module descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ modules. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) is a wide-ranging mainstream Master's programme in architecture that gives you an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural pers ... [+]

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) is a wide-ranging mainstream Master's programme in architecture that gives you an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on contemporary architecture and urban design. The programme informs you about the latest knowledge of architecture and urban design in order to prepare you to become a successful professional working on a global scale.

Overview

You are taught how to combine academic analysis with the development of creative and intellectual skills. We regard the theory and practice of architecture as equally important and believe that joint effort and excellence in both areas are necessary for communicating architecture and urban design competently and successfully. You are encouraged to develop your creative and imaginative abilities; to produce ideas and undertake work that conveys your understanding of architecture and cities in fresh and effective ways.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

The hunger for the digital visualization of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for sk ... [+]

The hunger for the digital visualization of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for skilled modelers and animators with an awareness of architectural and cinematic issues increases, this MA in Architectural Visualisation develops your skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences.

Overview

The MA in Architectural Visualisation is jointly taught by Kent School of Architecture and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. Building on the successful Master's programmes in Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects, this MA enables students to develop at an advanced level the skills, knowledge, and understanding of digital simulation and 3D modeling which will equip them to become highly skilled professionals in architectural visualization.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
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 2019
Full-time
1 year
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
April 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Royal College of Art

The intensity of our carbon economy has left the planet with a design problem. No matter where we live or work, the environments we move through are constructed. There is ... [+]

About the Programme

The intensity of our carbon economy has left the planet with a design problem. No matter where we live or work, the environments we move through are constructed. There is nothing on the planet that human beings haven’t touched. If the planet has a design problem, what do the terms ‘design’ or ‘architecture’ mean when they are applied to phenomena as varied as oceans or atmospheres, or to farmland and deserts?

The intensity of environmental change calls for new forms of knowledge production based on propositional thinking, especially design-based methods. The design is a crucial tool in both the imagination and negotiation of alternative futures.

Environmental Architecture is a 15-month, project-based MA programme exploring the future of landscapes, environments and ecosystems. It focusses on the co-dependence of life forms and earth systems as well as the co-existence of alternative concepts of landscapes, environments and ecosystems as they are expressed by different societies. The programme is field-focused. Students will have the opportunity to engage with live projects in sites of rapid and complex environmental change. The programme emphasises comparative, multi-scalar approaches to design research. Students will familiarise themselves with anthropological and ethnographic research methods, and new systems measuring, classifying and capturing data including computational sensing and imaging. Classes and workshops from experts in physical and social sciences complement studio teaching and provide quantitative input to projects as required.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
15 months
Campus
Royal College of Art

Architecture at the RCA sets out to inspire design innovation. The programme expands the possibilities of architecture and its agency in the world by encouraging a specul ... [+]

About the Programme

Architecture at the RCA sets out to inspire design innovation. The programme expands the possibilities of architecture and its agency in the world by encouraging a speculative, independent and critical ethos among its students. The two-year long programme conceives of architecture as a diverse and complex set of practices that move beyond traditional distinctions and limits in the field. A radical and innovative approach to pedagogy and research, as well as a commitment to an open-minded, experimental studio culture, sets the RCA apart.

For students looking to develop a distinctive and innovative voice in the field and a unique chance to collaborate with future leaders in other art and design disciplines including photography, sculpture, visual communications and animation, the RCA offers an ideal environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
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 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal in ... [+]

MA Interior Architecture and Design

This design-driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges.

This course:

focuses on interior spatial interventions in the context of existing or new buildings; develops advanced design, management and technical skills; enables you to focus on areas of interest to you; benefits from strong links with industry; offers extensive opportunities to work on live design projects; is available full-time, part-time and by continuing professional development. ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Groningen

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, New Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolu ... [+]

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, New Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale.

Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy-making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2019
Full-time
12 months
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
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Leeds Beckett University

If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture, this post-professional, studio-based course will help you develop an expert approach to architectural think ... [+]

Course details

If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture, this post-professional, studio-based course will help you develop an expert approach to architectural thinking and design execution. It offers architectural design studies in relation to public space and the question of civic design.

You will explore international perspectives within design, and you will be encouraged to develop exciting design-led propositions that address themes such as the history of cities and city design, environmental sustainability, urban geography, philosophies of political space and the impact of current and future economies.

You will complete introductory and then advanced projects on your chosen theme, and you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work at the end of your course.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus