Masters Programs in Architecture

Compare 72 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. ... [-]

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 bachelors 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

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's Degree Programme 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 in 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 in 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 Programme in Architecture provides you a broad understanding in fundamentals of architecture. The programme has focus in sustainability but it also covers all major fields of the profession from architectural and housing design to urban planning and restauration 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 in Architecture and Urban Design

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

Preparation of a graduated architect to become a creative expert in the whole complex of his profession, who is able to cope with design and management tasks in the process of capital construction. [+]

Architecture and Urban Design

Abbreviation: ARCHURB

Level of course unit: Master's

Faculty: Faculty of Architecture

Academic year: 2016/2017

Title awarded: Ing. arch.

Qualification awarded: Ing. arch. in the field "Architecture and urban design"

Level of qualification: Master's (2nd cycle)

Accredited from: 29.2.2012

Accredited until: 30.11.2020

Specific admission requirements: Condition for admitting is obtaining a bachelor's degree.

Profile of the programme:

Preparation of a graduated architect to become a creative expert in the whole complex of his profession, who is able to cope with design and management tasks in the process of capital construction. He shall also be qualified for activities in state administration. It is strictly required that the acquired education and knowledge is made use of according to the principles of sustainable development and optimum formation of the environment.... [-]


Master in Advanced Architecture

Institute For Advanced Architecture Of Catalonia (IAAC)
Campus Full time 9 - 18 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

IAAC offers in Barcelona an international Master programs in Advanced Architecture (MAA), oriented to architects, engineers and designers from all over the world eager to imagine the future of our cities and societies and committed to build it in the present. [+]

IAAC offers in Barcelona an international Master programs in Advanced Architecture (MAA), oriented to architects, engineers and designers from all over the world eager to imagine the future of our cities and societies and committed to build it in the present.

Being the first Master in Advanced Architecture of the world, the IAAC’s MAA has now reached its 17th edition. During this time IAAC has received and been home to over 1000 students from more than 70 countries, making it an exceptionally international and multicultural place.

In the version of 9 months (MAA01) or 18 months (MAA02) the Master in Advanced Architecture is accredited by the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with 75 ECTS and 130 ECTS respectively. The MAA is directed by the architect and researcher Areti Markopoulou.... [-]


(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.... [-]


MArch Architecture

University of Salford
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

This contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) course combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research. [+]

Course Summary

This contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) course combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research.

Our uniquely hands-on programme integrates industry experience with academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice.

You will typically get the opportunity to go an international study trip, enabling you to enrich your study experience and stimulate your creativity. Visiting speakers will also contribute to your learning, bringing real-world examples that will will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of this subject, and giving you insight into what is required to become a chartered architect.... [-]


Master Of Science In One Cycle In Architecture

Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Campus Full time 5 years October 2018 Italy Matera Potenza + 1 more

The educational objective of the Degree Course in one cycle, in compliance with Directive 85/384 / EEC, is to create a professional profile that combines a specific design skills to architectural and urban level to mastery of systems for the building feasibility of ' work that has come up, so you can follow competently run properly from the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic. [+]

The educational objective of the Degree Course in one cycle, in compliance with Directive 85/384 / EEC, is to create a professional profile that combines a specific design skills to architectural and urban level to mastery of systems for the building feasibility of ' work that has come up, so you can follow competently run properly from the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic.

Learning objectives

Over the five years of study, the activities have a balanced spread between the theoretical and practical aspects, so as to enable students to achieve basic learning objectives as:

the ability to design the scale of the building, the city and the countryside; knowledge of the history and theories of architecture; knowledge of the theories and techniques of restoration; knowledge of urban design and planning; the knowledge of investigation and preparation of the construction project methods; the knowledge of the structural design, construction and civil engineering; the knowledge of physical problems and technologies, for a building design that takes into account climate factors; the technical skills to properly design buildings both from a safety point of view (structural, plant, distribution), both from the point of view of the cost factor taking into account of in the field of construction regulations. The educational activities ... [-]

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2 Exemption), MArch

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. [+]

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching.

All students choose a design unit within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, bio-technology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors.

The first year of the programme starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored 'Design Realisation' technical report. Additionally students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture.... [-]


Architecture

SRH University Heidelberg
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months October 2018 Germany Heidelberg

Our Master's Program in Architecture offers the two priorities Project Management Building and European architectural culture. With project management construction you purchase realization related skills. With a focus on European building culture you are studying more analytical and entwurflich coined. Your completion of our Master's program architecture is assimilated to the universities and opens up the possibility of promotion or access to higher technical management services. Above all, you hereby paving the way for a future entry into the Chamber of Architects. [+]

Course overview

Your study is made up of compulsory and elective modules. The compulsory modules consist of two to three systematically coordinated individual events each. In elective area you choose from a wide range two compartments and deepen their individual interests. The module table shows the list of the entire degree program.

The consecutive Master's degree program is to deepen placing on the bachelor's degree program and have two areas of specialization: "European building culture" and "Construction Project Management". General priorities of the Master Program are Sustainable Design and Building, Designing, economy, energy efficiency, law and business, project development and Property and Construction Management.... [-]


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 ... [-]