Master of Science Programs in Architecture

Compare 9 Master of Science Programs in Architecture

An MSc is a degree that many students aspire to complete either as preparation for doctoral studies or professional practice. A master's degree demonstrates proficiency in a specific field and can make applications more attractive to hiring managers.

What is an MSc in Architecture Studies? A MSc in Architecture Studies prepares students for professional licensure and teaches design fundamentals. A naturally interdisciplinary field, some coursework may focus on broad topics such as the role of architecture within current and historic cultural and global contexts. In addition to internships that provide hands-on experience, specific classes may include pre-design research, comprehensive design, and architecture theory. Students may also supplement their studies with electives in design-related fields.

Students pursuing an MSc in Architecture Studies learn analytic and design skills as well as a greater understanding of the role of built environments within social, cultural, historic and ecological contexts. This knowledge enhances many facets of life, both professional and personal. An MSc in Architecture and a degree from an NAAB-accredited institution is required for licensure.

The cost of an MSc in Architecture Studies varies widely between different programs and institutions, and it take one to three years to complete. It is vital that applicants thoroughly research prospective schools in order to be certain that the offered program meets their needs.

Students receiving an MSc in Architecture Studies may pursue a wide range of competitive positions, though applicants are in high demand. In addition to becoming practicing architects for private firms or independently, graduates may go on to work as building surveyors, city planners, real estate agents, community development specialists or environmental systems designers.

MSc in Architecture Studies programs are available internationally, each offering different options for specialization in the field. Online degrees have become an easier way for students who live in remote areas or need flexible scheduling to pursue a master's degree and enhance their career outlook. To learn more, 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 in Architecture

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 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... [-]


Master of Science in Architecture

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 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. [+]

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 credits which are transferred into... [-]

MSc Architecture

Cracow University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture. 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... [-]

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 of Science in Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Architecture is a field of technology and of art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture. Architecture is a field of technology and of art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. An architect must be able to see problems from many different directions, which is the reason for the broad-based nature of the degree in architecture. The current nature of the education develops the student's scientific and artistic thinking relating to the construction of a socially responsible and sustainable future. Goal of education The learning outcomes are based on the regulations of the EU directive that applies to pursuing the professional activities of an architect (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications). According to the directive, an architectural degree meets the expectations of the construction industry and also enables a career outside Finland. In accordance with the above-mentioned directive, the purpose of the programme is to ensure that after completing a degree, the student has: the ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and related fields of art, technology and human sciences knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design adequate knowledge of urban design planning and the skills involved in the planning process understanding of the relationships between people and buildings and between buildings and their environment and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale understanding of... [-]

MSc in Architecture

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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.... [-]


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 programme 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 programme 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 are various individual research carried out by the members of the staff at the department, which include: architectural design, urban and regional planning. For many years, Faculty of Architecture Pozan 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 in Architecture

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The architectural field currently undergoes significant transformations at both theoretical and practical levels due to the development of digital technologies and the rising importance of globalization processes and sustainability issues. As a result, while the content and specialization areas of architecture change, unprecedented research areas emerge. [+]

The architectural field currently undergoes significant transformations at both theoretical and practical levels due to the development of digital technologies and the rising importance of globalization processes and sustainability issues. As a result, while the content and specialization areas of architecture change, unprecedented research areas emerge. The curriculum of the graduate program in architecture includes courses which relate contemporary theories and criticism with architectural production and emphasize the relationship between architecture and other related disciplines. The aim is to produce research that reflects global advancements in the discipline with particular focus on the specificities of the local context, and to graduate experts who will play an active role in the newly emerging professional scene. Courses ARCH 501 Theory and Criticism in Architecture I ARCH 503 Modernity in Spatial Production GSNS 595 Seminar ARCH 502 Theory and Criticism in Architecture II ARCH 504 Contemporary Architecture ARCH 506 Alternative Practices in Architecture ARCH 599 Graduate Thesis Elective Courses ARCH 551 Reading Buildings, Building Texts ARCH 552 Intersections of Pictorial Art and Architectural Space ARCH 553 Memory and Architecture ARCH 554 Architectural Historiography ARCH 555 Theories of Space ARCH 566 Natural Algorithms in Architecture FFD 551 Spatial Practices FFD 563 Art, Design and City Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in... [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

Izmir Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Turkey İzmir

The department of architecture was established in 1995 as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences. [+]

Master of Science in Architecture

General Information

            The department of architecture was established in 1995 as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences. The Department offered only graduate programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees until 1998, when the undergraduate program was launched. The Department of Architecture aims at education innovative researchers in architecture, and combining excellence in education with cutting edge research. The objectives of the graduate program are: Graduating students with a high critical-capacity, theoretically equipped, having the abilities of developing new perspectives and researching with contemporary methods and tools ; and producing information for the use different accumulations and technologies both in the profession and, in general, for the benefit of society. The graduates play active roles in Turkey and international platforms. As port of its research objectives, the Department focuses on uniting theory with practice, through collaboration links with entities across IZTECH campus and within the IZMIR Technopark Area. The education staff consist of young and energetic academicians who are graduates of various top rated national and international schools. Graduate students have the possibilities of being incorporated into a project or conveying their dissertations in a research project supported by the institution.... [-]