Masters Programs in Architecture

Compare 33 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 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 of 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 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's Degree Programme in Architecture

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

The Tampere University of Technology’s (TUT) Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture aims to provide students with a broad general understanding of the fundamentals of architecture. Although the programme has its focus in sustainability, it also covers all major fields of the profession, from architectural and housing design to urban planning and restauration studies. [+]

The Tampere University of Technology’s (TUT) Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture aims to provide students with a broad general understanding of the fundamentals of architecture. Although the programme has its focus in sustainability, it also covers all major fields of the profession, from architectural and housing design to urban planning and restauration studies. The degree Master of Science (Architecture) corresponds to the Finnish degree of "Arkkitehti" and complies with the criteria established by the 2005/36/EC EU Directive, meaning it is listed among the recognised European Degrees. The degree confers eligibility to work as an architect in Finland and other countries, even though actual access to the profession may entail a training period, an internship or an examination, depending on local regulations. The Master’s Degree in Architecture also confers eligibility to apply for admission to doctoral studies. TUT’s School of Architecture offers postgraduate studies in architecture in the Doctoral Programme in the Built Environment. High quality education TUT’s School of Architecture enjoys an outstanding reputation and attracts students from all over the world. The quality of teaching offered by the School, combined with Finnish know-how in the design field, is known to provide an excellent foundation for working anywhere in the world. Instruction is offered by faculty members who are also pursuing research activities and are internationally recognised for their prestigious accomplishments as professional architects. This ensures access to the most up-to-date knowledge, which is a crucial necessity in today's rapidly changing work environment. Individuality through teamwork At the School of... [-]

Master of Architecture

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2018 India Ahmedabad

The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to 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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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. The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to 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. The program also offers the possibility of, but does not require specializing in and obtaining a Major and/or a Minor in any of the following: Architectural Design History, Theory and Criticism Urban Design Conservation This program at CEPT University is highly recognized and provides the opportunity for young professionals to upgrade their capacities and credentials. It also provides an opportunity for wider exposure to architecture, planning, construction, design and management of human habitats. Exchange Programs with international universities allow... [-]

Master in Architecture

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Master’s programme in Architecture emphasises development of architecture specialists in design, architectural, urban and territorial planning. Studies provide competences of scientific-methodical assessment, which enable preparation of professional projects for buildings and urban complexes as well as managerial skills to progress in architecture business field. This is one of a few study programmes with very tight collaboration among architects and civil engineers both in studies and research areas. [+]

Architecture Master of Creative Arts Master’s programme in Architecture emphasises development of architecture specialists in design, architectural, urban and territorial planning. Studies provide competences of scientific-methodical assessment, which enable preparation of professional projects for buildings and urban complexes as well as managerial skills to progress in architecture business field. This is one of a few study programmes with very tight collaboration among architects and civil engineers both in studies and research areas. The Master + model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/architecture Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students 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 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Some of our numerous universities-partners of the programme are Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), University of Malta (Malta), University of Ferrara (Italy). Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of... [-]

Integrated degree (Bachelor and Master) in Architecture

Politehnica University Timisoara
Campus Full time 6 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

With a 6-year study period, the integrated bachelor and master degree in architecture offers a holistic view of the complex parameters that define the architectural practice. During the 12 semesters, students gain theoretical, esthetical and technological knowledge in both architecture and urban design, as well as from the related and complementary fields of fine arts, human sciences, engineering and technology, all of which provide adequate knowledge to match the demands of the future clients. [+]

Masters in Architecture. General information Requirements: Baccalaureate (or equivalent) Duration: 6 years (12 semesters) Teaching language: Romanian Form of studies: Full time Professional title for the graduates: Architect Architecture With a 6-year study period, the integrated bachelor and master degree in architecture offers a holistic view of the complex parameters that define the architectural practice. During the 12 semesters, students gain theoretical, esthetical and technological knowledge in both architecture and urban design, as well as from the related and complementary fields of fine arts, human sciences, engineering and technology, all of which provide adequate knowledge to match the demands of the future clients. The theoretical information gained during each year is linked with real practical activities during summer, when the faculty offers a wide array of choices: different field trips, architecture or urban planning workshops, short term internships in architectural offices or on selected building sites. All these activities aim to give students a first, unmediated contact with the realities of the architectural field. Students may also apply to study at partner universities or to do internships in offices within the European Union under the Erasmus programme. The Faculty of Architecture and City Planning in Timisoara emphasizes the interaction and dynamic relationship between teacher and student, focusing on formative education and encouraging individual creativity. The Diploma project can tackle either a general complex architectural design, a rehabilitation or restoration of an existing building / site or an urban design project. This full time campus based study programme is taught in... [-]

Master of Architecture

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Architecture is a focused, professional degree and is required to become a practising architect. It is the second of two degrees, undertaken after the successful completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (C10004) or equivalent. [+]

This course is an innovative and flexible professional degree. Through a non-sequential structure, which allows students to select from a range of core and elective subjects, it gives students choice regarding their professional specialisation that can best serve them in their future careers. Architectural design subjects enhance a critical understanding of architecture as both a discipline with an existing body of knowledge and a set of practices that continuously challenge and add to that body of knowledge. Research is undertaken as a preliminary to design decision-making, during design and in reflection on design development. Architectural practice subjects prepare students for expanded practice in emerging media and markets, contemporary business practice and global economies and within challenging social, environmental, political and regulatory contexts. Students who complete a Master of Architecture and subsequent practical experience are eligible to become registered architects.... [-]


Masters in Architecture

Tianjin University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 China Tianjin

School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. [+]

Masters in Architecture. School of Architecture School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. We have 157 staff members including 146 faculty members. There are 44 professors and researchers and 53 associate professors. Among them, there is one Academician of the China Academy of Science, one Distinguished Teacher in Higher Education National Teachers Award, and four foreign professors. After the assessment by the National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China in 1992 and 1995, the school obtained the first batch of National Excellent Teaching Qualification in Architecture undergraduate and master programs. Urban and Rural Planning program was assessed by the National Board of Urban Planning Accreditation of China in 2000 and achieved an outstanding accreditation in 2004. Landscape Architecture program was founded on the basis of landscape architecture institute in 2012. Competition awards 1st Prize, 2015 US D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Nomadism Revolution, New Tank-dwellingof Sea Gypsies” 1st Prize, 2013 Annual AIM Contest, “Heal in The Rain” 1st Prize, 2013 D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Life on the Ropeway” 2nd Prize, eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition, “Mountain Band-Aid” International Communications Our school has established teaching and research partnership with over 40 foreign universities through visiting scholar, joint studio, research cooperation and academic conference. Our partner schools include UCL, AA and TU Berlin from Europe, GSD, UCLA and Columbia University from America, and... [-]

Master in Architecture

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. [+]

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society. M. Arch Track I Unit Requirements Major 48 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 9 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval Architecture M. Arch Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units (Track I) or 87 units (Track II) M. Arch Track II Unit Requirements Major 66 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 15 units TOTAL 87 units *Per director approval MARCH Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Design: Demonstrate development of design exploration and understanding throughout the program Visual Communication: Visually communicate ideas through hand sketching/ drawing, including hand drawn concept sketches, design process sketches and diagrams Visually communicate ideas through architectural drawings (digital or otherwise): site plan, plan, section, elevation, and 3D representation Produce accurate physical models of design ideas Written Communication: Effectively summarize the project and process in a well-crafted proposal and thesis book Presentation Skills: Professionally present the thesis proposal and final project Building Systems,... [-]

Master in Architecture

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Architecture Department at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa was founded in 1998 and is currently an architecture school well-established both at national and at international levels. Our training provides theoretical, technological and cultural knowledge to future architects, lecturers and researchers. [+]

Masters in Architecture. The Architecture Department at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa was founded in 1998 and is currently an architecture school well-established both at national and at international levels. Our training provides theoretical, technological and cultural knowledge to future architects, lecturers and researchers. Our teaching methodology integrates professional practice and research, since our faculty includes renowned professionals, whose work is nationally and internationally recognized in the fields of architectural projects, art, technology and criticism. The study plan is divided into two study cycles, in accordance to the Bologna Process. The 1st study cycle is 3 years long, awards the title of Bachelor in Architectural Studies and corresponds to 180 ECTS. The 2nd study cycle is 2 years long, awards the title of Integrated Master in Architecture and corresponds to 120 ECTS. A research centre - the Architectural, Urban and Territory Research Centre(Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura, Cidade e Território - CEACT) - is associated to the Architecture Department. CEACT has its own publishing service, several research strands and publishing projects. These services provide extracurricular activities on the city, the territory and on architecture. The Department has about 230 students and 45 lecturers. The course units Project Workshops are at the core of our teaching methodology. [-]

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. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 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. Delivered through a comprehensive design studio environment, current issues are debated through historical and philosophical architectural thought as well as contemporary states of urban habitation, challenges to a sustainable ecology and the ramifications of modern technology. Professional architectural concerns in law, contracts and ethics are also examined which prepare you for... [-]

Master of Architecture

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Who is the Master of Architecture for? Applicants will usually have a Bachelors level Architecture Degree or another approved equivalent degree with a minimum of 6 semesters of architectural education Advanced Entry To Year Two Applicants who hold a UCD Bachelor of Architecture Degree or an approved equivalent Degree awarded from another institution can apply to enter Year Two of the MArch Degree Programme and successful candidates may apply for further module exemptions. All applicants who gain entry to Year Two must complete a minimum of 30 credits. Career Opportunities The MArch qualification is RIAI (and European Union) and RIBA accredited and will equip... [-]

Master of Architecture

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya

Architectural education is more than just building structures. It is also about the cultivation of appreciation and creation of architectural space, the natural as well as the built environment [+]

The programme is equivalent to Part 2 of the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Professional Examination, and is a full-time professional Master’s programme that centres on the advanced study of architecture. It takes on an integrated approach to learning architecture and adopts the teaching philosophy of ‘design as research’. It aims to develop well-rounded architectural graduates, leading to the development and application of appropriate solutions to encounter demands of the globalised and cross-cultural environments. Students undertake a range of specialist and research-based studio projects supported by knowledge and application of technology and environment, cultural context, research, and professional practice to forge the position of ‘sustaining humanity’. Utilising a design as research teaching pedagogy, the design studio forms the intersection of interests across three broad domains of inquiry, i.e. urbanity, community, and technology. Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science or Arts in Architectural Studies / (Architecture) Min. CGPA 2.67 with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 1 recognition Other Qualifications Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis Pre-requisite: SPM / O Level, min. 5 credits in English and Mathematics with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History in SPM For students without a LAM Part 1 recognised degree, students must obtain LAM Part 1 recognition before being conferred the Master of Architecture award Min. six (6) months practical experience after graduating from the first stage of architectural education at a registered architect’s office, approved architectural related organization or practice within the building industry. As evidence, students are to provide a... [-]

Master in Architecture

University of Liechtenstein
Campus 4 - 10 semesters September 2017 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Online

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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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. Small classes and design studios provide a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment. Currently, students of more than 30 different nationalities create a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere on a compact campus within a stunning alpine setting. A compulsory exchange semester at one of the Institute’s high-profile international Partner-Universities helps students to test their acquired knowledge in a different cultural and academic environment and offers new perspectives and opportunities. Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture are well prepared for a career in architecture, and thanks to the sound practical and academic education, promising perspectives may also arise in various research fields and academia. Upon successful completion of the programme, the University of Liechtenstein grants the academic degree of: Admission requirements Bachelor’s degree or diploma in... [-]

Master in Architecture

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

The specialty of Architecture was established at the faculty of Fine Arts. The faculty of Engineering was established in 2005-2006 academic year and the chair of Architecture have been included in its composition. [+]

Master in Architecture The specialty of Architecture was established at the faculty of Fine Arts. The faculty of Engineering was established in 2005-2006 academic year and the chair of Architecture have been included in its composition. Two specialties functioned in the chair of Architecture in 2005-2006 academic year: Specialty of Architecture Specialty of industrial and civil construction The faculty of Engineering began operating as the faculty of Engineering and Architecture in 2007-2008 academic year and there were 4 chairs. One of them is the chair of Architecture. It includes: In 2002-2003 academic year-8 students In 2004-2005 academic year-10 students In 2016-2017 academic year-12 students were accepted to the faculty (full-time). Part-time department was created in the chair of Architecture in 2012, currently, 12 students study. Currently, 130 students study in the chair of Architecture. In full-time department- 51 students In part-time department-12 students [-]

MArch Digital Architecture and Tectonics

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

This 12 month MArch Digital Architecture and Tectonics focuses on the role and application of digital technologies and advanced materials and construction methods in the creation of contemporary architecture. [+]

Masters in Architecture. This 12 month MArch Digital Architecture and Tectonics focuses on the role and application of digital technologies and advanced materials and construction methods in the creation of contemporary architecture. The course is designed to ensure that the most appropriate technologies are integrated into comprehensive design thinking. As such, it provides insight into recent technological developments in the fields of structures morphology, performance orientated design, digital modelling, rapid prototyping technologies, advanced materials and construction methods. This course comprises a series of design projects, skills-based workshops and research seminars, through which you will investigate technologies in an interdisciplinary manner to provide innovative solutions that are supported by appropriate technical evidence, testing and modelling. An innovative feature of this course is its research and collaborative nature where associated disciplines work together in the design studio. Students will develop a multidisciplinary approach to exploring façade design through opportunities offered by novel materials and structures, and develop the integrated design skill derived by considering both structural and environmental performance. Students will be encouraged to creatively engage with digital modelling and digital fabrication techniques in the analysis and exploration of design. Students will develop professional skills in communicating ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups, and the ability to exercise original thought. Key facts Participation in relevant prestigious national and international design competitions, in which there have been recent successes, is encouraged on this course As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment... [-]