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48 MSc 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… Read more

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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German University of Technology in Oman
Muscat, Oman

Oman’s First Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. The Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning (MSc AUP) at GUtech is the first program in the whole r ... +

Oman’s First Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. The Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning (MSc AUP) at GUtech is the first program in the whole region to offer both Architecture and Urban Planning as specializations. The MSc program capitalizes on the expertise accumulated by the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at RWTH Aachen University and draws form the know-how of GUtech faculty behind the internationally accredited the BSc Urban Planning and Architectural Design program. The program is designed to train fresh graduates and professionals to address the challenges of a rapidly urbanized world by seeking innovative approaches in the built environment. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Gdańsk University of Technology
Gdańsk, Poland

Courses cover a wide scope of issues from the architectural and urban theory and design, advanced structures and materials, conservation of monuments to urban renewal strategi ... +

Courses cover a wide scope of issues from the architectural and urban theory and design, advanced structures and materials, conservation of monuments to urban renewal strategies. Diploma awarded after completion of the second-degree studies is formally recognized (in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC) as proof of obtaining qualifications of an architect in the European Union. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Our Sustainable Architecture: Evaluation and Design MSc is a unique, multi-disciplinary course. It was established in 1994 and continues to grow and evolve. We keep up to date ... +

Our Sustainable Architecture: Evaluation and Design MSc is a unique, multi-disciplinary course. It was established in 1994 and continues to grow and evolve. We keep up to date with changes in sustainability, policies and advancement in the construction industry. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 

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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

With new challenges for architecture such as denser cities, increased globalisation, climate adaptation and the rapid evolution of technology, the need for skilled architects ... +

With new challenges for architecture such as denser cities, increased globalisation, climate adaptation and the rapid evolution of technology, the need for skilled architects who understand these challenges is growing. This programme combines independent, design-led studios with theoretical and practical courses where students learn to find future-focused solutions to real-world issues in order to produce skilled graduates that can compete on a global level. Students can choose from two specialisations: Advanced Architectural Design or Spatial Experiment (Architecture and Digital Process). -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

Master’s in Architecture is a design-oriented study program. The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s professi ... +

Master’s in Architecture is a design-oriented study program. 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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

FHK MA+U, Tilburg, the Netherlands offers the concurrent Master of Architecture. This master is collaborative, topical, creative and practice-based. While firmly rooted in the ... +

FHK MA+U, Tilburg, the Netherlands offers the concurrent Master of Architecture. This master is collaborative, topical, creative and practice-based. While firmly rooted in the Dutch architectural tradition, the programme has a strong international orientation. -
MSc
Part-time
48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Óbuda University
Budapest, Hungary

Our MSc is especially for bachelor graduates who want to advance their personal and professional development in the field of architectural design. The program leads to an Óbud ... +

Our MSc is especially for bachelor graduates who want to advance their personal and professional development in the field of architectural design. The program leads to an Óbuda University degree, accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee and linked to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The stringent quality criteria applied by the Accreditation Committee are based on European standards for higher education. The aim of the training is to prepare students for being able to apply their complex knowledge in the fields of environmental development in general, and architecture in particular. Significant emphasis is laid on theoretical foundations and on design training, respectively, at a high standard. Creative and technical fields are well balanced, with developing various skills in visual arts and engineering. The academic staff of the Faculty has proven expertise in Central-Eastern European Countries, as well as inside and outside the European region. This offers our candidates the possibility to discuss and initiate programs and projects in their respective native countries. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Cracow University of Technology
Kraków, Poland

Starting from Spring Semester, the Faculty of the Architecture Cracow University of Technology offers three semesters (1.5-year) Master’s Degree Studies in English (M.Arch.). ... +

Starting from Spring Semester, the Faculty of the Architecture Cracow University of Technology offers three semesters (1.5-year) Master’s Degree Studies in English (M.Arch.). The offer of these studies is meant for students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and prepares them for professional practice as architects. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Feb 2023
05 Feb 2023
Campus
 
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Mendrisio, Switzerland

The Master of Science in Architecture offers the opportunity to acquire the most advanced theoretical knowledge and operative skills for the practice of contemporary architect ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
Italian, English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Syracuse, USA

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 an ... +

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 to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Faculty of Architecture and Design, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Enrolling in the master’s study program Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Slovak University of Technology (FAD STU or just FAD) you will unfold you ... +

Enrolling in the master’s study program Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Slovak University of Technology (FAD STU or just FAD) you will unfold your creativity and acquire abilities to develop complex architectural ideas and designs of new buildings as well as reconstruction of historical buildings, including their interiors and exteriors. You will be eligible to draft technical documentation of all project stages from architectural design through building permit projects to construction plans. Working on the scale of a city, you will be eligible to develop urban designs and master plans. In all this, you will make use of the understanding of cultural, intellectual, historic, socio-economic and ecological relations of the architecture and the environment, and you will rely on experiences, presentation and other skills obtained during your master studies at the Faculty of Architecture and Design. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

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

Architecture for Society of Knowledge is a professional program focused on digital design and crucial aspects of architecture and urban planning. The duration of the program is 4 semesters. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
01 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Tampere University
Tampere, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in Architecture places your imagination and creativity central in responding to diverse societal, cultural and environmental challenges, through ... +

The Master's Degree Programme in Architecture places your imagination and creativity central in responding to diverse societal, cultural and environmental challenges, through architectural and spatial propositions and interventions. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Poznan University of Technology
Poznań, Poland

The Faculty of Architecture, Poznan University of Technology is committed to studying and teaching the disciplines of Architectural Science, Design Technologies, and Urban Des ... +

The Faculty of Architecture, Poznan University of Technology is committed to studying and teaching the disciplines of Architectural Science, Design Technologies, and Urban Design Planning. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus