Master of Science Programs in Architecture Studies

Compare 62 Master of Science Degrees in Architecture Studies

Architecture Studies

For those who want to receive an advanced degree in a specific field of study, attaining a Master of Science (MSc) degree is a good way to go. This type of postgraduate education can be accomplished in many different countries spanning the globe. Most degrees focus on developing innovative science and technology skills.

What is an MSc in Architecture Studies? While an MSc in Architecture Studies does not lead to architectural licensing, it does provide the in-depth knowledge of architecture helpful for many different professions. Students can acquire a solid education in architecture, building science, interior design, and urban design. MSc programs often offer students opportunities to conduct their own research and practically apply the knowledge they obtain. An MSc in Architecture Studies can lead to, and aid in, the pursuit of a doctorate degree.

The benefits of holding this degree include an upper hand when applying for jobs because students leave with a larger body of work in the field of architecture. This degree can give people the opportunity to put sustainable technology to practice in order to better communities through implementing socially conscious ways of living and building.

Since the cost of getting an MSc varies enormously from university to university and country to country, those who seek to enter into this type of program should look into specific schools to know the precise pricing.

People that have an MSc in Architecture Studies can find careers as interior designers after learning about design practice and history, computer applications, and environmental factors for interiors. They can also become urban planners, with a focus on rejuvenating cities and creating sustainable, healthy, and safe environments. Careers in construction management are a possibility as well, so students can put to use their knowledge of mechanical systems, lighting, ventilation, air quality, and building structure and assembly.

 

People that desire to learn but need to work at their own pace and create their own schedule can do so by taking courses online. Our database can help you locate the best options for you. 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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MSc Urban Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The Master of Science in Urban Design educates you about shaping urban areas in the dynamic Chinese context and is taught across the Departments of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. [+]

Overview

The MSc Urban Design programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form.

The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces. Staff teaching on the programme offers varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understanding.... [-]


MSc Urban Design & Planning

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. [+]

MSc Urban Design & Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. This Masters programme is focused on the role of urban design in the context of urban planning, and is delivered with an emphasis on the distinct methodologies, professional perspectives and pedagogies of that discipline. It provides specialist knowledge and skills in: urban design theory; urban conservation; risk, resilience and sustainability; as well as social science research methods applied to the built environment. The programme will enable graduates to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create better places through urban design. Students will also have the opportunity to draw upon the School’s specialist research and teaching in environmental policy, to place urban design centre-stage in tackling wider environmental risks. This programme will equip planners and others working in related areas with the capacity to develop urban design solutions, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in regards to their implementation one for which there is a growing demand. This includes traditional urban design concerns surrounding the urban public realm, residential quality etc., but also emerging challenges surrounding the role of urban design in mitigating or adapting to climate change, the role of design in promoting ‘healthy’ cities or neighbourhoods, and the incorporation of ‘nature’ into design (e.g. bio-mimicry) to address biodiversity loss. The MSc Urban Design & Planning is accredited as... [-]


Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Luis Obispo

The MCRP Program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic-minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comprehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. [+]

About the Program

The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic-minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comprehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable.

General Characteristics

The Master of City & Regional Planning degree (MCRP) is an applied, comprehensive, and professionally-based program. It is open to students with high standards of academic achievement who wish to pursue careers in city and regional planning. It is structured to prepare graduates to function in a general context of city planning, as well as in an area of special emphasis. The core courses cover planning theory, methods, law, and formulation and implementation of plans and policies.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES) is a unique two-year interdisciplinary and international programme. 4CITIES takes students to Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid and a number of surrounding cities. The programme adds a European perspective to the field of Urban Studies: it wants to break up and to open the national perspective on urban problems. The growing importance of globalisation and the shift towards a world of flows calls for a new approach in important fields of urban policy like culture, economy, planning, etc. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES) is a unique two-year interdisciplinary and international programme. 4CITIES takes students to Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid and a number of surrounding cities. The programme adds a European perspective to the field of Urban Studies: it wants to break up and to open the national perspective on urban problems. The growing importance of globalisation and the shift towards a world of flows calls for a new approach in important fields of urban policy like culture, economy, planning…

The strength of the programme results from the integration of analytical skills typical for the (social-) sciences and the more design-oriented skills of planning and architecture. The need for interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, as opposed to the more narrowly defined academic disciplines, is strong.... [-]


Master of Science in Planning

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The restructured Master of Science in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree. [+]

The restructured Master of Science in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for:

practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree.

This degree program is designed to provide a stimulating opportunity for students who have an interest in planning as a career, and who seek a strong and robust graduate educational experience as a platform for high-level planning and public policy work. Specifically, our program will appeal to students desiring a richer theoretical understanding of complex issues in city and community planning, environmental planning, and international development planning, as well as intensive study of instructive case studies.... [-]


Master in Urban and Economic Geography

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalised and urbanised world, and you will learn to translate up-to-date theoretical and methodological developments into empirical research. [+]

Researching Diversity In Cities And Regions

Cities and regions throughout the world face challenges that require integrated knowledge of urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, and planning. In this Research Master’s programme in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning), you will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow you to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions. You can specialise in your preferred geographic sub-discipline while maintaining a broader perspective on the functioning of cities and regions, as well as the relevant theories and methods.... [-]


MSc in Architecture

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Mendrisio

The Master of Science in Architecture offers the opportunity to acquire the most advanced theoretical knowledge and operative skills for the practice of contemporary architectural design. Architectural design is taught through its disciplinary foundations and is closely related to technological innovation, environmental issues, models of territorial management and the themes of restoration and reestablishment of the historical, architectural and environmental heritage. [+]

Goals and Contents The Master of Science in Architecture offers the opportunity to acquire the most advanced theoretical knowledge and operative skills for the practice of contemporary architectural design. Architectural design is taught through its disciplinary foundations and is closely related to technological innovation, environmental issues, models of territorial management and the themes of restoration and reestablishment of the historical, architectural and environmental heritage. The objective the Master pursues is to train professionals who, on the basis of the acquired awareness and in-depth knowledge of the complexity of current architectural practice, are competent both to carry out the functions of direct architectural design and to coordinate the different specialists involved in professional projects. The study program consists of a series of theoretical lectures and design studios dedicated to arguments and methods of architectural design in its different forms (housing, services industry, culture, etc.) and scales (from interior design to the architectural structure, all the way up to the urban and territorial plan). The program draws on two different but correlated teaching approaches. The first consists of theoretical courses pertaining to the methodological, technological and historical knowledge that will enable future architects to explore central themes of contemporary architectural culture critically. The second approach entails each semester, the choice of a design studio which focuses on a specific project typology, whether architectural or urban. In the years of the Master, students are asked to produce one theoretical paper on topics of their own choice with the approval of a teacher.The last... [-]


Post-Professional MS in Architecture Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters August 2018 USA Syracuse

The Syracuse Master of Science in Architecture program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high-performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation landscape urbanism to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban design planning. This 30-credit course of study can be completed in two or three semesters and admits students whose areas of interest can be matched with the expertise and ongoing research of the School’s faculty. [+]

DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES is a concentrated research + design program that leads to a post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture. The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high-performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation landscape urbanism to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban design planning.

Students are directed for the duration of the program by faculty actively engaged in externally sponsored research and design projects and have numerous opportunities for research internships in the faculty’s various research facilities.... [-]


MSc Program in Urban Management and Development (UMD14)

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

Are you always coming up with solutions and innovations for the cities of the world? Do you think globally and act locally? Have you got what it takes to be a city changer? Our lecturers, students and alumni are excellent professionals, developing and managing urban projects and initiatives all over the world. If you want to learn the ins and outs of city management from our international expert lecturers and guest lecturers, this might be your spot! [+]

IHS offers a 12 month Master of Science in Urban Management and Development which provides a unique opportunity for both professionals and bachelor graduates to invest in enhancing their qualifications and academic development. The programme prepares participants with the knowledge and skill-set necessary to become innovative urban managers and leaders who analyze and develop cities based on in-depth understanding of urban theory and practice. Upon completion of the programme, participants receive a worldwide recognized Master of Science degree from IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Programme features

Highly international study environment with participants from over 45 different nations. Lecturers with long-standing international teaching and working experience in the field. High profile guest lecturers from established institutions such as UN-HABITAT, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Lund University. Unique training methodology of role-playing games, real-life case study analysis, class debates and on-site visits. 6 different specializations offering a unique chance to tailor your study and broaden your career path. Focus on linking theory to real-world urban challenges and solutions developed and perfected in IHS’ almost 60 years of experience in the field. The balanced learning environment of guided training and self-study. ... [-]

MSc in Architecture

Poznan University of Technology
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 Poland Poznań

The 1.5 year Master of Architecture is a qualification for students who want to advance their architecture skills. While it is open to Bachelors Degree in Architecture graduates, the program has been specifically developed to learn new techniques, sharpen design skills and keep abreast of current theory. [+]

MSc in Architecture

The 1.5 year Master of Architecture is a qualification for students who want to advance their architecture skills. While it is open to Bachelors Degree in Architecture graduates, the program has been specifically developed to learn new techniques, sharpen design skills and keep abreast of current theory. The Faculty is supplemented by the critics and theorists from various countries, introducing students to issues and trends in contemporary design, urban planning. There is various individual research carried out by the members of the staff at the department, which includes: architectural design, urban and regional planning. For many years, Faculty of Architecture Poznan University of Technology has educated students who have assumed important roles in shaping Polish built environment. Today's graduates continue this tradition by answering the challenges posed by contemporary European society.... [-]


Master of Science in Built Environment (By Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48 months January 2018 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Built Environment programme is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in built environment at the master’s level. Through the programme, professionals and graduates would be equipped with technical knowledge and skill required in the Built Environment sector. The programme also serves as an opportunity and pathway to pursue the PhD in Built Environment and other relevant fields. [+]

Master of Science in Built Environment (By Research)

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Built Environment programme is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in built environment at the master’s level. Through the programme, professionals and graduates would be equipped with technical knowledge and skill required in the Built Environment sector. The programme also serves as an opportunity and pathway to pursue the PhD in Built Environment and other relevant fields.

Key Features Preparing students to be competent for research and development in specific areas of Built Environment. Development of students’ intellectual ability through research and successful application of advanced tools and techniques that will support their professional development. Flexibility of research projects: academics, professional, industrial, etc. Research Areas Architecture Geomatic Engineering Quantity Surveying Landscape Architecture Facilities Management Real Estate ... [-]

M.Sc. Architecture and Urban Planning - Architecture for Society of Knowledge

Warsaw University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

Architecture for Society of Knowledge is a new professional program focused on the digital design and crucial aspects of architecture and urban planning. The duration of the program is 4 semesters. [+]

Faculty of Architecture offers the following program conducted in English:

Master of Science in Architecture

2-year graduate program in the area of Architecture, specialization:

Architecture for Society of Knowledge (ASK)

Architecture for Society of Knowledge is a new professional program focused on the digital design and crucial aspects of architecture and urban planning. The duration of the program is 4 semesters. The last semester is dedicated to the preparation of the final thesis and ends with Master of Science in Architecture degree in the field of architecture. Students can explore contemporary design practices as well as media and digital technologies applied in the design and construction of the 21st-century city.... [-]


MSc in Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The educational path of the M.Sc. Programme "Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors" provides advanced training in the field of Architectural Design with the aim to graduate practitioners able to change and to transform the built environment in its physical, architectural and landscape elements, empowering architectural resilience and affordance. [+]

Mission and goals

The programme focuses on the modification and the regeneration of urban fabric, as well as of fragile territories, on interventions of building extensions and transformation, restoration and enhancement. The programme offers the possibility to characterize the study plan according to personal interests by choosing, besides the compulsory courses, a large number of elective thematic Design Studios. Furthermore, specific courses aimed at providing advanced knowledge on Computational Design are available during all the two yearprogramme. Beside curricular activities, the School provides a number of international seminars, conferences, workshops and study visits to enhance academic development. Graduates of our MSc programme are currently working as independent professionals, for Public Administration, research institutes, private firms both in Italy and abroad. Politecnico di Milano has been home to many well-known architects of the 20th Century, such as Renzo Piano, Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Franca Helg, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, and Aldo Rossi. The programme is taught in English.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Environmental Economics and Urban Planning interdisciplinary degree program, you will combine economic analyses with the tools of a professional planner to approach real-world environmental challenges facing cities and urban planners. [+]

In the Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning interdisciplinary degree program, you will combine economic analyses with the tools of a professional planner to approach real-world environmental challenges facing cities and urban planners.

Critical environmental challenges face cities today, such as sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, transportation, land use, and sprawl. To be an advocate for environmental issues, you need to have the quantitative and data skills to be able to effectively evaluate existing and future programs and policies. In this joint degree program, you will develop a quantitative and analytical skill set along with the professional planning credentials to address real-world environmental and urban challenges.... [-]


MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Eindhoven

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. [+]

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. The built environment industry will have to respond to this, and society must provide a continuous stimulus with innovative and market-oriented concepts. In the Master program Architecture, Building and Planning, you will learn to encounter these developments by translating them into smart, healthy and sustainable opportunities for the built environment.

Characteristics of the Master program

The vision of the Graduate School (the Master program is part of it) is that students develop a personalized education program. Therefore the Master program ABP offers you:... [-]