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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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73 Results in Architecture

Philadelphia University + 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
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1
August 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology

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 i ... [+]

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.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
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1
September 2019
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
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1
September 2019
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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1
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IUAV University of Architecture in Venice, Italy

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Specialisation Programme for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spac ... [+]

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Master course for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spaces, architectures and experiences for commercial and social places.

Held at the University of Architecture in Venice –IUAV– ReADs is a high-level Master’s course that aims to train Retail Design professionals through a “learning by doing” teaching consisting of frontal lessons integrated by workshops, internships, visits to the main international companies leaders of innovation and a filed trip to Sweden, home-country of Retail.

Lessons are held by some of the best professionals in Retail, Design and Architecture worldwide.... [-]

Italy Venice
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1
November 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Salford

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engagin ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
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1
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
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
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1
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Domus Academy

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 e ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Italy Milan
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1
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

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 prof ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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 ... [+]

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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1
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

With a strong focus on ideas-led venturous design exploration, RMIT’s Master of Architecture will assist you to develop a sophisticated understanding of architecture, whi ... [+]

Overview

RMIT Architecture has an international reputation for design excellence and leads the way both in Australia and overseas by producing graduates who are design innovators.

With a strong focus on ideas-led venturous design exploration, RMIT’s Master of Architecture will assist you to develop a sophisticated understanding of architecture, while providing you with a diverse set of advanced skills and learning experiences.

You’ll continue to develop the core skills of architectural design learnt in the degree to an advanced level. You will enhance your understanding of architecture and design-based research, acquire diverse skills, undertake a wide variety of learning experiences and gain a critical awareness of your own work.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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1
February 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of South Australia

The Master of Architecture comprises the final two years of the five-year professionally accredited architecture education offered at the University of South Australia. T ... [+]

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.... [-]

Australia Adelaide
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1
January 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Rochester
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1
September 2019
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
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1
January 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

This course is design focused, with emphasis on a research-informed approach that develops architects with a broad outlook – competent to work within both local and globa ... [+]

MArch Architecture

This course is design focused, with emphasis on a research-informed approach that develops architects with a broad outlook – competent to work within both local and global communities and contexts. Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the course focuses on productive architecture, emphasising ‘thinking and making’ within particular places and contexts.

This course aims to develop global architects adept to work within both local and international contexts. You will benefit from:

a lively, multidisciplinary teaching and learning environment exemption from the Part 2 examinations for the RIBA an enthusiastic staff team supported by reputed practitioners with eminent visiting professors brand new teaching, CAD and studio spaces in a city centre location opportunities for live projects and development of individual architectural specialisation site visits and field trips, including an international study trip (included in your fees) a commitment to sustainability underlying the curriculum. ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
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1
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus