Master of Science Programs in Architecture Studies

Compare 57 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture Studies. 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 offer varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understanding. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Modules Core modules: • Fundamentals of urban design • Place-making and urban design (studio) • Architectural theory and criticism • Urban design enquiry • Sustainable urban planning strategies • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Theory and practice of urban regeneration • Politics, society and participation • Spatial analysis and evaluation • Topics in architectural history • Heritage, historic districts, and conservation. Additional learning activity modules Careers Urban design plays an important role in the environmental, social and cultural factors that influence society and is crucial to building sustainable urban systems. Graduates of this programme can expect to pursue careers as urban or regional planners in... [-]

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... [-]


MSc in Architecture

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

L'Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio aims to create the new architect, capable of taking on the developements that have occurred in the profession in an effective way. [+]

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 with 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 programme 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 programme draws on two different but correlated teaching approaches. The first consists in 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... [-]


MSc Programme 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 analyse 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 Balanced learning environment of guided training and self-study Course Content The cities of today are complex with interrelated economic, social, environmental and physical challenges which need to be balanced in the ever-changing urban environment. Contemporary cities need competent urban managers with skills in action and strategic planning, policy analysis, research methods and negotiation and communication to be able to integrate their knowledge within and manage the complex urban multidisciplinary environment.... [-]

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture Studies. 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. Coursework consists of two required studios, one of which is paired with a prototype thinking research seminar, and a series of electives meant to complement the design + research studio projects. Applicants holding a professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design or urban planning are encouraged to apply, though applicants in related disciplines such as management, engineering, geography, environmental, graphic or product design may also be admitted at the discretion of the admissions committee in consultation with program administrators. Please note that this program does not meet the licensure requirements to become an architect in New York and is not considered licensure qualifying in New York. APPLICATION PROCESS Apply to Syracuse University Graduate School On-line application is preferred. Application fee of $75. Deadline: January 20 (January 10 for SU African... [-]

MSc in Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. [+]

The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide. Over the last decades environmental design as a subject area has developed, responding to new research and experimentation, both in academia and in practice. However, buildings claiming to be environmentally conscious do not perform to the expected standards, still heavily contributing to global CO2 emissions and often providing unsatisfactory comfort conditions to occupants. The same can be said for the existing built environment which is largely outdated and underperforming, requiring urgent implementation of effective retrofit strategies. This is due to a lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols, which are still not common practice in architectural design. Course content Students on this course will take a fresh critical look at this subject. Here you will gain the knowledge and tools to make informed design decisions based on post-occupancy feedback and performance analysis, towards a new paradigm of environmental architecture, which is environmentally and energy conscious, yet sensitive to the contextual and socio-cultural landscape we live in. You will learn environmental design methods which relate to the various stages of architectural design. You will be able to evaluate existing buildings and design new ones following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant focused approach. In the core design modules you will follow an evidence based design approach where the acquisition of specialised software and analytical tools... [-]

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture Studies. 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 Maste rprogram ABP offers you a series of courses and projects with a lot of flexibility and multidisciplinary opportunities the possibility to gain international experience educations in soft skills, such as creativity and communication skills in the curriculum [-]

Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus 3 semesters September 2018 Belgium Leuven

Want a programme with true pedigree? Try the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, run by the RLICC, founded by Raymond Lemaire. The RLICC has almost 40 years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of preservation of constructed heritage. Its advanced international and interdisciplinary study programme in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites is a three-semester programme. [+]

Want a programme with true pedigree? Try the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, run by the RLICC, founded by Raymond Lemaire. The RLICC has almost 40 years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of preservation of constructed heritage. Its advanced international and interdisciplinary study programme in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites is a three-semester programme. What is the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites about? This three semester programme is organized jointly by the department of Architecture and the department of Civil Engineering. Structure The Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, 90 credits, is a three-semester, research-based academic degree spread over two years. The first academic year consists of theoretical courses, seminars and project work. The first semester is chiefly dedicated to the establishing of a common theoretical framework, providing students with different background with a common basis, according to the interdisciplinary character of the programme. Optional courses offered by the other Advanced Master’s programmes of the Department of Architecture, and project-based education oriented towards building archaeology, documenting and surveying heritage, and larger-scale urban sites and landscapes, complete his semester. In the second semester, the theoretical framework is dedicated to the technical and policy aspects of heritage. On the project level, its backbone consists of interdisciplinary project work integrating all aspects of conservation, based on a group work format, this is completed with a workshop abroad. The third semester consists mainly of the Master’s thesis, i.e. individual research... [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 5 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, programme is implemented through Studio method - study courses are integrated into a single complex task: students learn architecture-related principles of drawing, composition, physics, materials strengths, etc. and apply directly in the project they are working on. Another exclusivity of the programme lays in the historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, associated with the design of aesthetic prototyping which integrates constructions, mechanical, ecological and economic research. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture Studies. Architecture Master of Science in Creative Arts A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, programme is implemented through Studio method - study courses are integrated into a single complex task: students learn architecture-related principles of drawing, composition, physics, materials strengths, etc. and apply directly in the project they are working on. Another exclusivity of the programme lays in the historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, associated with the design of aesthetic prototyping which integrates constructions, mechanical, ecological and economic research. This extended undergraduate programme leads to the master’s degree (5 years programme). Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/b/architecture Internship & academic mobility opportunities Internship (studies practice) is a part of Bachelor’s study programme (typically 2 months during the last semester but not limited) therefore all graduates gain professional experience. The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. The main business partners of the programme are AB Miestprojektas, Lithuanian Real Estate Development Association, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Union of Architects, etc. KTU students also are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1-2 semesters in a partner university of KTU and gain... [-]

MSc Architecture

Cracow University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Poland Kraków

Starting from Spring Semester, the Faculty of Architecture Cracow University of Technology offers three semester (1.5-year) Master’s Degree Studies in English (M.Arch.). The offer of these studies is meant for students with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and prepares them for professional practice as architects. [+]

Starting from Spring Semester, the Faculty of Architecture Cracow University of Technology offers three semester (1.5-year) Master’s Degree Studies in English (M.Arch.). The offer of these studies is meant for students with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and prepares them for professional practice as architects. The programme of studies is exactly the same as the curriculum in Polish which is a professional degree programme accredited by The Polish Accreditation Committee, The Accreditation Commission for Polish Universities of Technology, the EU evaluation as well as The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) evaluation. The programme of studies lasts for three semesters. The total number of ECTS credits is 90 (30 per semester). The total number of hours is 900 plus 150 for Internships after the 1st semester (1st semester: 405h +150h; 2nd semester: 390h, 3rd semester: 75h). The Master of Architecture programme of studies focuses on a wide range of issues directly affecting contemporary architecture and urban design: - Architectural and urban design in the fields of multifamily housing and public use buildings, - Spatial and regional planning, - Preservation of monuments and revalorization of urban complexes with design for conservation, - Landscape architecture, architecture and planning in the countryside, - Building construction systems and building structures, - Theory of architecture and urban design as well as spatial and regional planning, - History of art, culture and contemporary urban design, - Ecology and environmental protection. Design, history, theory and building structure technology are taught to prepare students for professional registration as architects... [-]

Master of Science in Urban Development (UD)

TUB Campus El Gouna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Berlin Egypt El Gouna + 2 more

Urban growth is extensively transforming the face of the planet. For the first time in human history, more than half of the world's population now lives in towns and cities. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture Studies. Master of Science in Urban Development (UD) Background and Challenges Urban growth is extensively transforming the face of the planet. For the first time in human history, more than half of the world's population now lives in towns and cities. With an average growth rate of 2.1% per annum from 1990-2003, the MENA region has one of the world’s most rapidly expanding populations, increasingly concentrated in urban areas. Cities in both the MENA region and other parts of the world are engines of growth, providing a disproportionate share of income opportunities and access to services. At the same time, cities are places of growing social and economic inequality, with increasing numbers of people living in poverty and deteriorating living conditions. Furthermore, urbanization also poses a significant challenge in the 21st century, with an estimated 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions linked to urban areas. The enormous contribution of urban areas to global greenhouse gas emissions is set to increase even more. Tasks and Objectives The challenges surrounding urban growth require theoretical approaches and operational tools that are properly geared to the specific social, economic and institutional conditions of a specific region. In addition, urban low carbon concepts in recognition of local resources, know-how and management capacities are essential elements of an effective planning strategy for the future. The central concern of the Master’s program is to equip the participants with a critical understanding of the development of urban areas, unveiling the political, economic and social... [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Oulu

The international master’s degree programme in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. [+]

Master’s Programme in Architecture, Master of Science (Architecture) northernmost architect school in the world design-oriented study programme leads to an EU-notified professional architect’s degree The international master’s degree programme in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and architectural debate both in Finland and internationally. The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees. The study programme provides students with skills, knowledge and advanced tools in: design of urban areas and spaces public building design detailing of buildings and urban structures use of Nordic building materials (e.g. wood) architectural lighting interior design research and theory of architecture academic writing team work and presentation Courses are organized as semester-long integrated studio projects, ranging from larger scale urban design tasks to designing of public buildings, as well as detailing of buildings and urban structures: Design-led Urban Renewal Design of Public Buildings Advanced Architectural Design Thesis project Studies are carried out both individually and in multicultural teams in an international working environment. Nordic nature, climate and light circumstances offer a living laboratory for lighting experiments in 1:1 scale. Varying courses and additional study options give possibilities to integrate student competitions or workshops in the student’s individual study plan. The School of Architecture... [-]

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 International Planning and Development

Cardiff University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc International Planning and Development tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. [+]

MSc in International Planning and Development "Meeting the challenges of change and development in an urbanising world, promoting excellence in professional practice." The MSc International Planning and Development tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. Cities are crucibles of culture, knowledge and innovation, but also harbour poverty and exclusion; globalisation, environmental pollution, and climate change all threaten the well-being of urban residents. This course spans the disciplines of spatial planning and development studies, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical awareness to make significant contributions to the design and management of cities. Core teaching focuses on issues of development and underdevelopment, city futures in a globalising world, and creation of space and place within different political, cultural, economic and environmental contexts. Options enable students to follow specialisms in urban design, real estate and housing – or a general route with options in planning, environment, transport, real estate, site planning, regeneration and housing. The dissertation is an opportunity for students to develop their specialist interests. International Studies The School has research and teaching links with countries throughout Europe and the world. Staff have experience in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and the School has long-standing academic and professional links in countries as diverse as USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal and many other countries. Course Recognition The MSc is a combined planning course, accredited by... [-]

MSc in Architecture

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's programme in Architecture combines best practice with advanced research, thus educating students to become highly skilled professionals who are competitive at an international level. [+]

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.... [-]