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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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Thomas Jefferson University

The Jefferson Master of Architecture Program is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the dev ... [+]

Masters in Architecture.

The Jefferson Master of Architecture Program is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the development of sustainable design and technology skills, knowledge of project management, and collaborative experiences in an interdisciplinary environment. The program is located within easy access to Center City Philadelphia with its rich collection of major historical and contemporary buildings. Philadelphia also provides an ongoing laboratory for many of our courses and opportunities for internships.

The Master of Architecture is a 3+ year 100-credit degree program for students without advanced standing. Students granted advanced standing may be able to complete the program in as little as two years with 49 credits minimum.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
January 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. ... [+]

The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility, creative leadership, as well as advanced technical skills as key professional abilities in a rapidly globalising world, 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 includes architectural design studios as well as humanistic and technical modules.

A student-centred learning environment offers rich opportunities, design-driven research and individual experimental enquiry to foster students' conceptual design skills as well as research and writing skills in preparation for both professional practice and PhD-level studies. Graduates of the programme are well-rounded, creatively confident and technically skilled professionals ready to create a global future.... [-]

China Suzhou
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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 ... [+]

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. ... [-]
USA Newark
September 2019
Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a first professional degree for those intending to enter the professional practice of architecture. Our degree program is accredit ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a first professional degree for those intending to enter the professional practice of architecture. Our degree program is accredited by NAAB, or the National Architectural Accrediting Board, which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. There are 2 pathways towards obtaining the M.Arch. degree:

The M.Arch. 2 program builds upon a solid base of undergraduate studies in architecture, and provides a challenging professional curriculum. The two-year program (consisting of 52 semester credit hours) is seen as a capstone of professional studies, preparing students for internships, the registration exams, and licensure. ... [-]

USA San Antonio
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

This vocational programme offers flexibility to tailor your learning within a framework that satisfies the requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA ... [+]

The Course

This vocational programme offers flexibility to tailor your learning within a framework that satisfies the requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

This course encourages critical reflection on personal aims, achievements and design philosophy within a framework of structured theoretical debate and individual research. There is an emphasis on developing professional skills through individual study, group work and studio activities.

Students may utilise laboratories and workshops to employ traditional model-making techniques, as well as digital fabrication technologies. After successful completion of the programme, you may choose to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3) as a pathway to becoming a registered architect.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
Campus
International University of Catalonia

The Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management strives to ensure that you will be able to bring distinctive value to your profession through business ... [+]

Within the business sphere of the technical/creative world, there is a marked shortage of professionals with knowledge specific to their particular discipline and the skills to develop and properly manage a company.

The Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management strives to ensure that you will be able to bring distinctive value to your profession through business know-how. This knowledge will bolster your capacity to expand your business and increase your chances of joining the leading companies in your sector, which are in need of professionals with technical knowledge and a versatile, innovative and strategic business mind.

With this master’s degree, you will receive the training needed to set the Project Management Professional Exam and become a certified project manager with the Project Management Institute (USA).... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Miami: School of Architecture

The Master of Architecture I (M.Arch I) is a NAAB-accredited, 3-year (7 semesters), 105 credits program intended for students holding undergraduate degrees in non-design ... [+]

The Master of Architecture I (M.Arch I) is a NAAB-accredited, 3-year (7 semesters), 105 credits program intended for students holding undergraduate degrees in non-design fields. This STEM-designated professional degree program provides a well-grounded understanding of architecture as students immerse in contemporary challenges to address a variety of social, cultural, technological and programmatic contexts.

At the heart of the M.Arch I curriculum are Core Studios that introduce students to critical topics, imbue necessary skills, inspire critical thinking, examine the production of meaning in architecture, and foster an understanding of architecture as an integrative discipline. The Core Studios are carefully synchronized with core courses in drawing and visualization, history and theory, technology and systems, and practice.... [-]

USA Miami
August 2020
Full-time
7 semesters
Campus
School of Architecture - Syracuse University

Syracuse Architecture consistently ranks among the best professional schools of architecture in the country with the Master of Architecture consistently ranked by DesignI ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Paris School Of Architecture

The Paris School of Architecture is a post-graduate only school of architecture based in central Paris and offering courses taught in the English language. The school off ... [+]

The Paris School of Architecture is a post-graduate only school of architecture based in central Paris and offering courses taught in the English language.

The school offers a single post-graduate course in Architecture with three distinct pathways, for students who already hold an undergraduate degree from another institution.

For more information please visit www.parisarch.fr

Upon enrolment, we request that our students select one of the three following pathways:

Project Management Design and Communication Disruptive Technology

Through the studio-led culture of the school, students will be taught as individuals, rather than in ‘units’, and the education that they receive will be bespoke to their needs.... [-]

France Paris
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st-century a ... [+]

Overview

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st-century architect. The program produces broad-thinking architects well grounded in the principles and practices of sustainability who can apply their knowledge and talents to the architectural problems posed by the modern city.

Plan of study

Students are required to complete 105 credit hours. Designed as a full-time program, courses are offered on campus, primarily during the day. Much of the course work is studio-based and includes technical courses, sustainability courses, and electives. In addition to three required sustainability courses, students take one sustainability elective. Students prepare a thesis during their final year of study. Students take four graduate electives, drawn from courses offered by the colleges of Art and Design, Business, Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Liberal Arts. In addition to course work, students must fulfill one co-op experience and one global experience.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
The University of Western Australia

The Master of Architecture (Design) is a program of independent, supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design equivalent in sc ... [+]

The Master of Architecture (Design) is a program of independent, supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design equivalent in scope to the schematic design of a building of major cultural significance.

Students in this course undertake a program of independent, supervised research. Assessment is on the basis of an exhibition of their work.

Starting dates

By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year, except December

Weekly contact time

Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year. Admission Requirements Qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor of Architecture with at least upper second class honors and sufficient architectural design experience to satisfy the School of Architecture, Landscape, and Visual Arts and the Graduate Research School that the applicant has sufficient expertise to complete the course English competency ... [-]
Australia Crawley
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
London South Bank University

Accredited by the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA), this postgraduate diploma offers the professional award of RIBA Part 2. Course offered on a full-time and ... [+]

Encouraging debate

Our programme encourages debate and enquiry about contemporary culture, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions. You'll consider these through diverse responses to the architectural design projects, and critical research expressed in extended, structured writing.

This course will see you build on analytical design skills and professional competencies established at the undergraduate level, with a focus on innovation in design, construction, and resource efficient technology. Working in vertical design studios, students will develop an understanding of, and methods relevant to contemporary professional practice, together with an ability to produce complex and diverse design proposals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Royal College of Art

The MRes RCA Pathway in the School of Architecture offers training in practice-led and practice-based research methods for critical studies of spatial design, complementi ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The MRes RCA Pathway in the School of Architecture offers training in practice-led and practice-based research methods for critical studies of spatial design, complementing the shared arts and humanities research methods taught across the College as part of the MRes RCA. Situated within the Royal College of Art, a world-leading art and design institution, the programme encourages interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with other Schools within the RCA and external partners.

The School of Architecture currently provides research specialism in the areas of architecture and media, city design, social movements, future of work and cultural infrastructure, which are seen as essential to contemporary architectural and urban research. However, the programme welcomes strong applications for other fields of interest as well as traditional academic research.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Technical University of 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 pa ... [+]

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

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 the history of arts and architecture, supporting structures, building construction and a dissertation defense.

Key Facts FACULTY: Faculty of Arts and Architecture LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor in a relevant field - recognized in the Czech Republic Motivation letter in English Fluent English skills (at least B1 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 (maybe led online after previous agreement gained from the Faculty of Art and Architecture). Portfolio Contact person: zdenka.zednickova@tul.cz DURATION: 2 years FEE / ACADEMIC YEAR: USD 5000 APPLICATION FEE: CZK 2000/USD 100 (application), CZK 3000 (diploma recognition application) SCHOLARSHIP: Erasmus+ scholarship for mobilities available. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019 (for academic year 2019/20) Student Testimonial ... [-]
Czech Republic Liberec
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2 years
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Taylor’s University

The master’s programme in architecture is equivalent to Part 2 of the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Professional Examination and is a full-time professional Master’s pro ... [+]

Masters in Architecture. The master’s programme in architecture 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’. Key research areas include: Community & Place, Urban Regeneration and Tropical Architecture. 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. 2-YEAR PROGRAMME - PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Year 1 Semester 1 Culture & Community Design Studio Environment & Technology: Case Study & Analysis Research Methods Semester 2 Urban Design Studio Environment & Technology: Synthesis Core Elective Year 2 ... [-]
Malaysia Subang Jaya
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Full-time
2 years
Campus