MSc Programs in Architecture

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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? While an MSc in Architecture 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 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 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 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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Master in Urban Studies and Planning

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares you to excel as a professional capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. You will learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skills and practice. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture. Gen­eral Know­ledge and Skills Upon completing the master’s programme in Urban Studies & Planning, you will be able to: Understand theories and identify concepts and empirical research methods relevant to urban studies and planning from the related fields of social sciences, humanities, ecology, engineering, architecture, design and art Demonstrate a working understanding of the role of urban government, policy-making and planning in urban development Critically and creatively pose and answer significant research questions relevant within and across multiple fields of theory and practice Gather, process and develop relevant conclusions based on information from multiple sources Produce, collect and analyse cases and data relevant to urban phenomena Use digital and other tools to collect, analyse and share data Develop responses to urban problems using relevant tools and techniques for representing, modelling, prototyping, testing and evaluating solutions Understand and develop integrated approaches within and across urban research and applied planning Communicate your understanding of and responses to urban phenomena visually, graphically, orally and in writing Write academic, professional and popular texts on urban themes based on relevant literature Apply and develop skills for co-production of knowledge and co-design Work productively and cooperatively in multidisciplinary, multiprofessional and international environments Know­ledge and Skills Re­lated to Spe­cial­isa­tions and Pro­fes­sions Upon completing the Master’s programme in Urban Studies & Planning, you will be able to: Apply the general knowledge and skills introduced, developed and demonstrated within the courses and thesis work Place urban analyses and proposals in relation to your specialisation and... [-]

MSc Sustainable Construction

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The aim of the programme is to provide Master’s level education for graduates to develop technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in Civil Engineering construction with a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development in light of reliability, environmentally-friendly and cost-effectiveness initiatives. [+]

Overview The rapidly developing world and evolution of urban development have caused a massive surge in environmental pollution, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Civil engineers should take a leadership role to promote sustainable development by providing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges associated with sustainability in civil engineering practices. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. It has a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies. This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time, 36-month basis for potential students currently working in industry. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction. 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. Accreditation This degree is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. Modules • Sustainable... [-]

Master in Urban and Economic Geography

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture. 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. Diverse developments Globalisation is subjecting cities and regions to continuous challenges such as increasing urbanisation and growing economic and social interdependences. Complex and dynamic relationships have developed between inhabitants, migrants, businesses, and institutions, and these relationships can foster innovation, creativity, and economic growth. However, increasing urbanisation can also lead to social and economic inequalities, tensions between groups with different lifestyles, and threats to health and well-being. In addition, globalisation can reinforce economic disparities within regions and cities in both developed and developing countries. Environmental changes can also generate unhealthy living conditions and lead to a displacement of people and businesses. In general, regional and urban areas worldwide experience disparate development due to differences in their position in globalised systems; their location in a developed or developing country or region; and specific cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics. As a student in this... [-]

MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme encourages students to develop advanced and speculative approaches to the design of cities, landscape and territories. It promotes high design values and the integration of new and innovative technologies to address the challenges facing contemporary cities, such as urban growth, climate change, globalisation and social inequality. The programme is designed for students of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and related disciplines, who wish to enhance their academic, intellectual and professional skills. [+]

The MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism encourages students to develop inventive and speculative approaches to the design of cities, landscape and territories. It promotes distinct design and research methods and the integration of new and innovative technologies to explore the complexity of contemporary cities, including issues of urban growth, climate change, globalisation and social inequality. The programme is designed for students of architecture, landscape architecture, design and related disciplines, who wish to enhance their academic, intellectual and professional skills. The programme interrogates the growing influence of landscape processes on the design of future cities and environments. It provides a platform from which to rethink approaches to contemporary urban design, to consider extreme environmental events, shifting economic agendas, new forms of public space and the transformations to urban infrastructures. The MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism focuses on design studio projects informed by classes in landscape and urbanism theory, design ecologies, future representation and design research methodologies. Details of international events, open lectures and student work can be found on: www.thelandscape.org/ Graduates from the MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism join or establish leading design practice or continue their design and research ambitions through PhD studies. The aims of the programme are to: - Interrogate, and speculate on, the emerging ecologies between people, design, technology and the environment - Research the conditions of urbanism through the lens of landscape theory and design practice - Employ advanced design techniques and innovative methodologies through sitebased projects. Contents Students are required to study the following compulsory... [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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 Urban Design & Planning

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 2017 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, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. [+]

MSc Degrees in Architecture. 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, comrehensive, 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. Students may choose to pursue specialized studies in four areas: Urban Design Environment and Sustainability Transportation Housing, Economic, and Community Development In addition, skill building in all aspects of planning communications (visual, verbal, written) is stressed. The City & Regional Planning Department jointly offers the MCRP degree with the Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in transportation planning. The MCRP program is structured to meet the needs of those who have earned baccalaureate degrees in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental studies, economics, business, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, political science, environmental or urban studies, natural resources management, and... [-]

Master in Urbanism Studies

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities. [+]

Master’s programme in Urbanism Studies This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities. Urbanism Studies at KTH The rationale behind Urbanism Studies is for professionals to understand and work in interdisciplinary urban design and city planning teams, coupled with the growing desire for cities to establish different, new forms of urban living. As the goal of this programme is to move design thinking from objects to places, our core Urban Studios and Modules differ from traditional studios/modules in several ways. Our approach involves in-depth explorations of urban design issues by combining five topic-based modules situated within the three studio courses. Ongoing seminar reading series and urban film studies are included in the studios. The integrated final thesis project builds upon the previous three studios and five modules, leading to a thesis portfolio that reflects the main achievements and thinking of each student as an outcome and product of their intense, focused learning throughout the year. Furthermore, students are offered the opportunity to be exposed and collaborate with the guest faculty from some of the leading Built Environment (Urbanism) programs in the world: ETH Zürich, CED at UC... [-]

Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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… [+]

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. ... [-]


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.... [-]


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... [-]


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 2017 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 2017 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. 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 American... [-]

MSc Energy Conversion and Management

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on energy conversion processes and practical abilities in management-related issues. [+]

The MSc Energy Conversion and Management is designed to provide you with a high level of engineering and technical expertise in energy conversion processes, combined with practical abilities in management-related issues. This course is tailored towards graduates in engineering, science and related disciplines. The strong emphasis on science, technology and engineering is specifically targeted towards subject areas within the context of renewable and sustainable energy technologies and the built environment and uniquely combines this with effective management skills, economic appraisal and an understanding of the current policies and regulations that can be applied within modern industry in the UK, EU and internationally. Advanced study in engineering-related research methodologies provides invaluable experience either towards further academic study or industry-based research and development. Key facts as part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world the department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions the course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the... [-]

MSc / PGDip in Spatial Planning

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc level offers full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation in one calendar year. The postgraduate diploma needs to be combined with an approved specialist planning programme, to fulfil the RTPI requirements. [+]

MSc / PGDip in Spatial Planning - September 2016

 

The MSc provides full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation. The PGDip must be combined with a specialist MSc dissertation for this full accreditation. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

This one-year full-time and two-year part-time MSc programme is the benchmark qualification for those wishing to enter the planning profession and is fully accredited by both the RTPI and RICS.spatialplanning.jpgThe MSc in Spatial Planning takes a spatial approach to planning. This requires a much broader level of knowledge and understanding than traditional land-use planning, and today’s planners work alongside other built and natural environment professionals to deliver development that has the concept of sustainable living at its heart.The course combines core planning education with the development of expertise in specialist areas. Our links with practitioners in both the private and public sectors ensures that the course remains at the cutting edge of practice.... [-]