Masters Programs in Architecture

Compare 67 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 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 of 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. The programme offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Unique selling points As China experiences unprecedented transformations as well as increasing professional, industrial and academic collaboration with international partners, this programme educates coming generations of architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable and to define ongoing and future transformations in the built environment domestically and internationally. Emphasising and engaging with the Chinese context... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. Envision. Adapt. Change. Cities are experimental laboratories where humans formulate and refine responses to our basic needs: for shelter, relationships, movement, commerce. 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. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in urban planning and/or architecture, as well as those who have a first-level degree in economics, humanities, social sciences, communication, or other related disciplines. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Learn how to apply appropriate research and design methodologies to urban and architectural design projects Design projects from start to finish, using a systematic sequence of steps relating to form, structure, technology, and aesthetics. Conceive of, propose, and realize a research and design presentation at a professional level, selecting the best communication strategy and languages for a multicultural audience. Program In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you’ll learn to envision transformations of urban spaces. You’ll have a chance to propose innovative solutions to problems in the fields of contemporary architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. And you’ll come to understand the changing role of architects and urban designers in different contexts. The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders support students through individual coaching and project mentorship. The Master... [-]

Graduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2017 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. The Master of Architecture II degree gives students who have already completed a NAAB accredited bachelor’s degree the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of design principles and theory. Students gain the academic credentials and practical experience it takes to pursue a rewarding career in teaching as well as similar occupations. Master of Science in Architecture From urban planning to interior design, many professions today benefit from in-depth study of architecture. The Master of Science in Architecture at NewSchool is designed for students who want to enrich their knowledge of the field but don’t plan to pursue architectural licensing. The program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second... [-]

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. 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 Architecture Completion of... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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... [-]

(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. The course has three main objectives: to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Year One, Semester One DESIGN PROJECT 1 (Year 1 DESIGN STUDIO) This single design project, or series of linked design projects, is individual to each elective Design Studio, and is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. You choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year; each Design Studio offers a new project every year. Projects... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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... [-]

Integrated degree (Bachelor and Master) in Architecture

Politehnica University Timisoara
Campus Full time 6 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 Romanian. Applicants unfamiliar... [-]

Master in Architecture

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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... [-]

MArch Architecture

University of Salford
Campus Full time 1 year 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. Our academics are leading architecture practitioners who regularly contribute to research and enhance current practice. Their knowledge and experience puts them at the forefront of this field, and if you study here, you will be able to tap into this vast knowledge bank. You will be taught in purpose built design studios located in our brand new New Adelphi building. These carefully designed spaces house the specialist equipment and tools you’ll need to inspire your creativity and execute your ideas. You will learn in our world-leading School of the Built Environment, which was ranked 6th in the UK and 46th in the world for architecture teaching, in the prestigious 2016 QS World University Rankings. 3 good reasons to study Architecture at Salford Integrated industry experience will... [-]

Integrated Master in Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 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 programme. [+]

Masters in Architecture. 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 programme. 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. Occupacional Profiles Professional activities are all areas that concern knowledge and practice relating to the worlds of architecture, urbanism, planning and urban management, scientific research and teaching. Thus, the career options are: Professional practice as an architect in the liberal regime; Professional practice as an architect in private institutions and companies in the construction industry; Central and local public administration (municipalities, public institutions and local technical offices); Scientific research and teaching. [-]

Master of Architecture DMAE

University of South Australia
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Adelaide

The Master of Architecture comprises the final two years of the five year professionally accredited architecture education offered at the University of South Australia. This program has consistently recorded top ratings in the Good Universities Guide's field of study for Architecture in the areas of Good Teaching and Overall Satisfaction. [+]

The Master of Architecture comprises the final two years of the five year professionally accredited architecture education offered at the University of South Australia. This program has consistently recorded top ratings in the Good Universities Guide's field of study for Architecture in the areas of Good Teaching and Overall Satisfaction. In the 2016 QS Subject Rankings UniSA ranked in the World Top 100 for Art, Architecture and Design. During this degree, students will refine their technical and communication skills, and solve increasingly complex design problems through the application of skills developed in integrated courses. The program has a core focus on Design Studio as a place of integration for other streams of learning. The Design Studio courses allow students to develop capabilities in areas such as sustainability, construction and documentation, urban design, contemporary design theory and digital exploration. Student-directed learning is an important facet of the program, which offers extensive opportunities for specialisation according to individual preferences. Students can pursue specific areas through the major research components of the program and through advanced electives such as remote construction, urban design, sustainable design, conservation, digital environments and architectural history and theory. The program also offers an excellent Student Design and Construction program, which enables students to engage in real-life projects, such as designing and building pre-fabricated structures for remote communities. Professional accreditation This program is professionally accredited by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia, endorsing the architecture qualifications of graduates required for registration as an architect. Accreditation demonstrates the achievement... [-]

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH [+]

Masters in Architecture. This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Master en Architecture [-]