Masters Programs in Architecture

Compare 76 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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MArch (Hons) in Architecture

University of Dundee
Campus Full time 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Dundee

We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment. [+]

This 5-year programme is professionally accredited by the ARB/RIBA for part 1 and part 2.

The first three years (part 1) are designed to build basic knowledge and skills in Design, Communications, Architectural History/Theory and Sustainable Technology. Each year culminates in a major integrated design project which draws these parallel threads together.

The final two years (part 2) offer more opportunities to choose a programme of study which suits your emerging interests as a maturing designer. At level 4 you will choose an integrated design project from a series of offered options, and also select a ‘design research’ theme which leads into final year unit studios. These studios give you the opportunity to develop individual thesis projects which specialize in the aspects of architecture that most interest you.... [-]


Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Umeå

Do you want to take part in designing sustainable architecture and developing socially just cities for the future? The Master’s Program in Architecture and Urban Design is operating in-between the artistic and the scientific field of knowledge. The program is characterized by a consistent focus on sustainability and has an exploratory and experimental profile with teachers from all over the world. [+]

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Do you want to take part in designing sustainable architecture and developing socially just cities for the future? The Master’s Program in Architecture and Urban Design is operating in-between the artistic and the scientific field of knowledge. The program is characterized by a consistent focus on sustainability and has an exploratory and experimental profile with teachers from all over the world.

While studying

Ecological challenges such as climate change and social crises such as unequal local and global development and migration places raise a strong demand on architecture to develop new solutions based on broad interdisciplinary perspectives. In the Master's Program in Architecture and Urban Design, these complex issues are dealt with in various design studios. Departing from your own experience and ethical position the program wants to challenge the conventional contemporary architectural practice and the future of the profession.... [-]


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'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.... [-]


(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.... [-]


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 (M.Arch)

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus September 2018 USA Newark

The M.Arch. is a NAAB-accredited program for students with undergraduate degrees in Architecture or other fields who wish to become licensed architects. Graduate student research opportunities explore many emerging facets of Architecture. [+]

Overview

The M.Arch. is a NAAB-accredited program for students with undergraduate degrees in Architecture or other fields who wish to become licensed architects. Graduate student research opportunities explore many emerging facets of Architecture.

Objectives

As an Architecture school within a research university, we are a platform for innovation. Our emphasis on research faculty offers students the opportunity to collaborate in growing areas from nanotechnology to augmented and virtual reality, and to explore the frontiers of robotics and digital fabrication. Our program objectives are grounded in professional accreditation requirements.

Learning outcomes Build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing and modeling. Comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions considering their impact on the environment. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution. Understand business principles for the practice of Architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public. Degree Requirements for Professional M.Arch. ... [-]

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. ... [-]

MArch Architecture

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

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme 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. [+]

In Brief: Integrated industry experience will prepare you for professional practice We're ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment teaching (QS world ranking 2017) This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), providing the crucial second stage in the seven-year education of an architect International students can apply Course Summary

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MArch in Architectural Design (International)

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria. The course runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment. [+]

MArch in Architectural Design (International)

This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria.

The course runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment.

You’ll develop skills in advanced design, analysis and architectural critique designing complex buildings in a variety of contexts and address social, cultural and environmental issues.

This course demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation.... [-]


Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board as a first professional degree, a requirement of licensure for becoming a practicing architect in the United States, and a terminal degree for many design educators around the globe. [+]

The Master of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board as a first professional degree, a requirement of licensure for becoming a practicing architect in the United States, and a terminal degree for many design educators around the globe.

Our curriculum is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in any field to acquire a first professional degree, but also supports advanced standing for students with baccalaureate degrees in architecture and related fields.

Curriculum

Focused on preparing forward-looking students, our curriculum highlights innovative practices, new techniques and technologies, and transdisciplinary approaches to architectural research, inquiry, and design.... [-]


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 of Architecture

Universidad del Turabo
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years January 2019 Puerto Rico Gurabo

The Master of Architecture degree program is intended to provide our graduates with the requisite educational background and practice experience to enter the profession of architecture. The program’s focus balances historical, theoretical, technical, practice and design knowledge in the economic, social, and professional realms of architecture. [+]

Description

The Master of Architecture degree program is intended to provide our graduates with the requisite educational background and practice experience to enter the profession of architecture. The program’s focus balances historical, theoretical, technical, practice and design knowledge in the economic, social, and professional realms of architecture. Students will also work in a design-build studio with a community-oriented project that includes research, schematic design, design development and construction of an innovative solution containing all practice phases, as are viability study, the contract document, construction procurement and building administration stages. The program has been designed to fit the needs of a highly focused student that intends to complete architecture licensing process and to become fundamental pieces in the roles of integrating a collaborative contemporary architecture practice both locally and globally.... [-]


MRes Architecture, Communication, Design, Fine Art & Humanities

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master’s of Research (MRes) RCA offers early-career research students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery in the theory, methods and practice of research within an art and design environment. [+]

MRes RCA degrees are offered in four Schools (Communication, Design, Fine Art and Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.

MRes RCA programmes are delivered through a combination of: structured learning, comprising of lectures and master-classes by practitioners and senior academics; workshop classes based around a set task (a ‘brief’); tutor-led seminar classes where students will be asked to reflect on material that they have read or studied in advance; and project assignments that support the structured teaching programme. Students are taught by highly regarded and active practitioners who are also academically qualified to provide a critical context for their work.... [-]