Masters Programs in Architecture

Compare 74 Masters Programs in Architecture

The first level of postgraduate study, the master’s degree is sought after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. The master’s program allows students to intensify their studies and become more specialized in the chosen field.

What is a Master in Architecture? This secondary level of study typically focuses on the designing, theory, and project planning of aesthetically pleasing structures. Classes may include architecture history, CAD technical drawing, and structural engineering design. Students may also choose courses that specialize in green construction, sustainable buildings, and improving urban decay. Programs can also focus on digital design techniques, environmental construction problems, and architectural analysis. Emphasis is also possible in historic buildings and their design.

Graduates with a master’s degree in architecture often become detail oriented, analytical, and budget conscious. Other abilities may include money management, team leadership skills, and organizational capabilities, which can have a large impact on their business careers or further education.

Costs vary between universities for master’s degrees in architecture because programs often vary in duration. Prospective students can contact the chosen school and request information about costs and fees for the program.

Graduates with master’s degrees in architecture have many career choices available to them. They include structural engineers, conservation officers, urban designers, and historic building inspectors. Other graduates may choose positions as set and production design coordinators for film and television. Another area of specialization for architectural graduates in films is the overseeing of miniature set design and construction. Individuals may also choose to teach classes, become a landscape architect, or work as a city planner developing road and housing layouts. Building and residential surveyors are also possible career choices, as are architectural historians and writers.

Earning a master’s degree in architecture can allow graduates to pursue a lucrative lifetime career. 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 of Architectural Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Suzhou

China is an architectural and urban laboratory and XJTLU’s Department of Architecture’s two-year March (Des) Masters programme engages with this risk-taking, forward-looking and challenging agenda. [+]

Overview

The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme attracts international students preparing for a career related to China, as well as domestic students preparing for both national and international careers. The programme focuses on architectural design studio as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation for either professional practice or PhD-level studies.

This programme is made to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for RIBA part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom.... [-]


Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space. You will envision future urban and architectural scenarios, according to complex dynamics and evolving requirements. [+]

Master in URBAN VISION AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Re-visioning cities

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience. ... [-]

Master of Architecture

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. [+]

Master of Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. Through studio projects, academic writing and practical experiments it develops professional capacities while placing equal emphasis on research and critical enquiry.

This programme is accredited by the profesional institute in Ireland (RIAI) and the UK (RIBA) and is pursuing the US accreditation (NAAB). Strong emphasis on research and on critical, reflective practice. Intensive small-group teaching from leading practitioners and academics. Two UCD Academics are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal (the world's most prestigious architecture award) Who should apply? ... [-]

Graduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2018 USA San Diego

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. NewSchool can choose to focus their studies in either Neuroscience for Architecture or Healthy Urbanism. [+]

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. Upon requesting more information our Enrollment Specialist can explain the different program offerings in more detail to help you find the path that is right for you.

The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelor's in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years.... [-]


Master of Architecture

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2018 India Ahmedabad

The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to the award of the M. Arch. degree. It enhances the skills of students holding a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture and provides them additional exposure to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. [+]

Master of Architecture

Faculty of Architecture – CEPT University

Architects play significant roles in the design and production of built environments. Those who focus on design are commissioned by clients to lead the work of the many experts who are required to put buildings and places together. When playing this leadership role architects ensure that the end product is architecturally meaningful while meeting prosaic functional requirements.

Many architects refrain from playing this expansive leadership role and prefer instead to focus on some aspect of the built environment. Others refrain from design altogether and focus instead on the study and critique of built environments in a bid to enrich architectural discourse. Yet others choose to proactively work with disadvantaged communities to improve living conditions.... [-]


Master of Architecture

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

Master of Architecture program is for students who are interested in studying architecture at the graduate level, but whose undergraduate degrees were obtained in fields outside of architecture. [+]

The Master of Architecture program’s curriculum has been shaped by the global emphasis on sustainability, factors that impact urbanism, and the hands-on application of the principles of design and technology on materials and construction.

Sustainability

With a global push for a more sustainable world, including buildings that use energy and environmental factors more efficiently to lessen an overall carbon footprint, the focus of many courses reflect the conditions of sustainable design and practice.

Urbanism

Because a degraded urban environment has grave implications for social, economic, cultural, and environmental health, the program pays particular attention to urban settings and urban principles. The complexity of the urban environment requires an interdisciplinary approach to architecture education – one that references economics, public policy, sociology, and regional culture. The program will focus on the practices and principles of preservation and adaptive reuse. The city of Rochester, New York, will serve as an active learning environment for students.... [-]


Master in Architecture

University of Liechtenstein
Campus 4 - 10 semesters September 2018 Liechtenstein Vaduz

The MSc in Architecture offers: -One-to-one teaching in ENGLISH in small studios and classes. -Architectural studies committed to cultural sustainability and social relevance. -A Cosmopolitan atmosphere in a unique alpine setting. -The possibility of studying abroad for a semester in one of the 40 partner universities. -Low tuition fees with some scholarships available. [+]

The programme's curriculum reflects on the diverse and complex challenges facing architecture as a socially responsible profession today. An understanding of and an active engagement with cultural sustainability is at the heart of its curriculum.

The different design studios give students the opportunity to engage with this topic on a variety of scales applying a multitude of design- and research methods, preparing students for the demands of the broad field of architecture and planning. The specific agendas developed in the design studios range from architectural design theory to cultural architecture, sustainable design and sustainable urban design. Together with a series of compulsory and elective classes, they enable students to design their own curriculum and thus develop their personal interests in-depth.... [-]


Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2018 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit, 3-year, first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit, 3-year, first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project.

The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence.

Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals.... [-]


Master's Degree Program in Architecture

Tampere University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

The surroundings we spend our time in have a great impact on our lives. Architects are in a key role in designing built environment and for that providing joy, safety and usability to people every day. [+]

The surroundings we spend our time in have a great impact on our lives. Architects are in a key role in designing built environment and for that providing joy, safety and usability to people every day.

Sustainability – and lots more

Master’s Degree Program in Architecture provides you a broad understanding of fundamentals of architecture. The program has a focus on sustainability but it also covers all major fields of the profession from architectural and housing design to urban planning and restoration studies.

Develop your thinking in inspirational and supportive atmosphere

At the TUT’s School of Architecture, students' own ideas are highly valued. You are encouraged to develop your thinking independently yet with full support. Individual projects are developed in close dialogue with professors, assistants and fellow students in a proactive environment. Personal initiative, original ideas, and creativeness are encouraged and supported.... [-]


Master of Architecture

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Malaysia Kajang

The Master of Architecture program will be about the environmentally sustainable architecture that strives to minimize the negative environmental effect of building by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy and development space. Sustainable architecture that is very much aware of consumption of energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment will be the underlying principles of our design intention. [+]

Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture program will be about:

The effect of architecture on the community and society. This will be the main inspiration and concern for our design strategies, especially in terms of safety, comfort, and wellbeing. The environmentally sustainable architecture that strives to minimize the negative environmental effect of building by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy and development space. Sustainable architecture that is very much aware of consumption of energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment will be the underlying principles of our design intention. The commitment to exploring the sustainable concept of fundamental principles, methodologies, and approach set within architectural management process of planning, designing and delivering infrastructure. The appreciation and thoughtful consideration of the context, framework, and culture of a place, architecture that responses to its surrounding by respecting what is already there, the genius loci. Key Features Studio-based learning Site visits and appraisals Constant communication with lecturers and tutors Critical thinking and independent learning to suit a master program rigor and requirement Program Modules ... [-]

Masters of Sustainable Architecture

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Machynlleth

A Masters of Sustainable Architecture from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative [+]

A Masters of Architecture from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology

This course is delivered at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment based in the award-winning Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE). Surrounded by mountains and forest, this location fosters a unique learning environment.

CAT’s 40 years of sustainable education experience has led to the development of courses that not only tackle environmental issues, but are focused on sustainability at the core of every aspect of learning.

Aims

The M.Arch is aimed at the architecture student who understands that the world is in a time of transition and that building design plays an important role in environmental impact. Therefore there is great potential within the profession for environmental change and this is pivotal to the entire sustainability debate.... [-]


Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

The graduate is an architect with versatile training in architectural structure design, interiors and urbanistic works. The studies finish with the final state exam, a part of which are exams in history of arts and architecture, supporting structures, building construction and a dissertation defence. [+]

Programme Description

The graduate is an architect with versatile training in architectural structure design, interiors and urbanistic works. The studies finish with the final state exam, a part of which are exams in history of arts and architecture, supporting structures, building construction and a dissertation defence.

Admission Requirements Bachelor in a relevant field - recognised in the Czech Republic Motivation letter in English Fluent English skills (at least B2 level, no official certificate required) Practice in an architectonic studio (ideally 140 work-days in a full-time job/internship) - confirmation from the workplace Interview (may be led online after previous agreement gained from the Faculty of Art and Architecture). Portfolio ... [-]

(MArch) Master of Architecture (RIBA pt II)

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

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture.

The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts.... [-]


Master of Architecture

Bond University
Campus Full time 72 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Architecture at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to develop the emerging architectural professional to be fearless in their design ability, as well as possess the confidence to change the world and the habitats of the future through their creative design skills, imaginative vision, strategic thinking and technical proficiency. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Domestic applicants

Completion of a Bond University Bachelor of Architectural studies at a credit average (GPA 2.0/4.0) AND/OR high-quality portfolio of design work. Completion of an undergraduate degree program approved by the Australia New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) with a credit average (GPA 2.0/4.0 or 5.0/7.0) AND/OR high-quality portfolio of design work. Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.0/4.0 are required to include a portfolio for further consideration for entry.

International applicants

A combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree program approved by the Australia New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) with a credit average (GPA 2.0/4.0 or 5.0/7.0) PLUS high-quality portfolio of design work. English language IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score less than 6.5) or equivalent Bond University approved language test. Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.... [-]


Integrated Master in Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 5 years October 2018 Portugal Porto

The new study plan of the MIA/ULP (Integrated Master in Architecture) is according the recommendations of the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education., namely in what it concerns to the interaction between practice and teaching, to research "founded on project work, construction methods, as well as academic disciplines", to project as "a synthesis of acquired knowledge and concomitant skills" and finally to the consideration that project, as a central piece in the education of an architect, should have a substantial weight in the total of the program. [+]

The new study plan of the MIA/ULP (Integrated Master in Architecture) is according to the recommendations of the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education., namely in what it concerns to the interaction between practice and teaching, to research "founded on project work, construction methods, as well as academic disciplines", to project as "a synthesis of acquired knowledge and concomitant skills" and finally to the consideration that project, as a central piece in the education of an architect, should have a substantial weight in the total of the program.

Objectives

Architecture is a multidisciplinary field that comprises: human sciences, social and physical sciences, technology and creative art. The education in Architecture should be considered as a manifestation of an attitude of conceptualizing, coordinate and implement a piece grounded in the humanistic tradition.... [-]