MSc in Architecture

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Architecture

Lund University

Programme overview

The world of today is growing more globally interlinked and connected, thus offering new challenges for architecture. These challenges concern everything from the densification of cities and sustainability, to threats related to extreme events and the environment. Lund University, located in the dynamic Copenhagen-Malmö region, is well known for its competence and knowledge, and offers superb resources for studying these matters in a broader context. The programme combines best practice with advanced research, thus educating students to become highly skilled professionals who are competitive at an international level. Teaching contains both theoretical and hands-on projects aiming to find future-focused solutions to real-world issues. The programme features international collaboration, as well as locally active professionals. The process of working/learning consists of a mixture of workshops, crits, tutorials with invited guests (both international and local) and longer projects that will be exhibited to a public audience. The objectives of the Master’s programme in Architecture are: to offer a broad education in architecture with possible specialisation within three main fields (Advanced Architectural Design, Spatial Experiment, and Human Shelter/Urban Space) to provide students with the skills to manifest an internationally recognised capacity to act within a challenging but uncertain future related to globalization and extreme situations. Programme structure

The Master's Programme in Architecture is divided into three different specialisations:

  • Advanced Architectural Design,
  • Human Shelter/Urban Space, and
  • Spatial Experiments.

The first two semesters will constitute a common platform within the focus area. The third semester will act as an enlargement in the progression. A number of courses from the A-programme are labelled as elective within each specialization. The final part of the MSc Programme includes a Degree Project worth 30 credits which must be executed within the chosen specialisation.

Study trips, inventories, surveying, environmental studies etc. are integrated into the programme. These trips are optional, and all students participate at their own expense. Students who cannot participate will be given alternative assignments in Lund. Each specialisation has its own line of study trips and destinations may vary from year to year. Previous destinations include Great Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, USA (NASA), Japan, Marocco, Phillipines and China.

Career prospects

After graduating from the programme you will have the necessary skills to practice as an architect on a global market. You will be up-to-date regarding theory, practice and tools at an advanced level. Your competence will enable you to engage in professional practices on both private and public level. The future-focused nature of the programme will make you especially attractive on the market, by being an architect capable of finding innovative ways of approaching the projects of tomorrow.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
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