MA in Architecture Studies in Europe

Best MA Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018

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Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

The creation of a building or space that is not only aesthetically appealing, but is also structurally sound and within legal parameters involves planning and design work from someone familiar with the principles of architecture.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

MA in Architecture Studies in Europe

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MA in Garden and Landscape History

University of London, School of Advanced Study
Campus Full time Part time 12  October 2017 United Kingdom City of London + 1 more

The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. This course will be particularly useful for graduates who have completed a first degree in a related subject, as well as for architects and landscape gardeners looking to deepen their subject knowledge or add an edge to their curriculum vitae. Teaching will occur at the Institute of Historical Research, with a strong emphasis on tutor-student interaction in class. There will also be an emphasis on practical training, with sessions at museums and libraries, and visits to gardens in London. The course includes an optional field trip to Rome and Tivoli in the spring, with visits to the Vatican, Villa Borghese and Villa Adriana, amongst a number of other magnificent historic cultural sites. Course structure The course will be run on a full-time basis over one year. Teaching will take place on Thursdays from 10:00 to 17:00 and will be divided between two terms. The third term will be dedicated to dissertation preparation and writing. Students must complete core module 1, core module 2 (selecting three options from the seven provided), and core module 3 – a 15,000 word dissertation in order to be awarded the full MA. However, there are a range of options... [-]

MA in Architecture and Urbanism

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities. [+]

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities. Features and benefits of the course: This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Manchester (UoM) with cross-disciplinary connections between the Manchester School of Architecture, the School of Environment and Development (UoM) and Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MMU). This is an internationally based course that actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications. ABOUT THE COURSE Through this course you will begin to engage directly with a chosen research subject area, gather data and formulate an original approach in your practice. You will synthesise your project culminating in the production of a leading-edge proposition until you present and contextualise your thesis. This internationally based course actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publication. This course can be considered as partially meeting the requirements for recognition at Part 2 level (RIBA/ARB) through APEL provisions applied to individual graduates. The course is jointly accredited with the University of Manchester. TYPICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related field. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you have proven... [-]

MA in Urban Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our Urban Design programme is one of the largest and longest established in the UK. It enjoys an excellent reputation and our graduates are highly respected in the profession. Our students are from a variety of professions and backgrounds, including architecture, landscape architecture and planning, from the UK, Europe, and across the globe. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. In an increasingly urbanised world, there is growing international demand for urban design graduates. These courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in this rapidly expanding profession. Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. The pace of urban change, and the challenge of making cities efficient, sustainable and meaningful, demands creative solutions to design and management. The Urban Design courses at Westminster provide a coherent approach to issues that face our cities, combining structured academic study with live design projects, allowing you to develop practical skills, a theoretical understanding and an informed approach to sustainable urban development. Our Urban Design programme is one of the largest and longest established in the UK. It enjoys an excellent reputation and our graduates are highly respected in the profession. Our students are from a variety of professions and backgrounds, including architecture, landscape architecture and planning, from the UK, Europe, and across the globe. They range from recent graduates seeking to expand their skill base before commencing their career or those considering a shift from an allied profession, to established professionals seeking to specialise or develop a more informed critical approach. Our central London location allows you to interact with a huge variety of practitioners and organisations, as well as drawing on the city's huge range of resources; you will be at the heart of the debate over the future of cities. Course... [-]

Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture

Szent István University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Hungary Budapest + 1 more

The Faculty of Landscape Architecture offers a 4-semester Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MLA) Programme, which can be followed full-time and part-time. [+]

The Faculty of Landscape Architecture offers a 4-semester Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MLA) Programme, which can be followed full-time and part-time (thematic semesters are offered separately). The MLA Programme provides a unique opportunity for master or bachelor graduates to invest in their future. It will enable professionals to become an innovative landscape architect, a leading landscape designer who analyses and develops all sorts of open space and landscape plans, based on a thorough understanding of landscape planning and design theory and practice. - 4-semester degree programme or single semesters as part time - Linking theory to practice - Linking landscape design to planning - English taught programme - Academic award: Master of Arts accredited by IFLA Europe and Hungarian Accreditation Board A step in your career The course will enable participants to advance their career opportunities in an international platform. It provides a series of landscape design themes from urban open spaces projects to historic gardens and landscapes or the renewal and reclamation of protected or non-protected landscapes. The course enables a direct link between theory and practice, and between landscape design projects and large scale landscape planning concepts. The programme is announced at the Szent István University, the only Hungarian institute for landscape architecture education with a more than 100 years long practice in this field. In the form of invited professors, lecturers and trainers the SZIE also offers an international network of professional landscape designers, landscape architects and professional lecturers and trainers. Students/Participants will benefit from... [-]

MA Architecture

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Pursue a specialism within architecture. We focus on three keys areas - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture this studio-based course will help you realise your ambitions. You will take a research-by-design approach in a studio environment to help you develop your own specialism and research-based study. We offer an international perspective on design and you will be encouraged to develop exciting design-led propositions on issues such as environmental sustainability, urban resilience and resource depletion. You will study three themes - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. You will complete introductory and advanced projects in your chosen theme and you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work at the end of your course. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. English Language Requirement : IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants : Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be... [-]

MA in Interior Architecture and Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. [+]

MA Interior Architecture and Design This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. This course: focuses on interior spatial interventions in the context of existing or new buildings develops advanced design, management and technical skills enables you to focus on areas of interest to you benefits from strong links with industry offers extensive opportunities to work on live design projects is available full-time, part-time and by continuing professional development. This visual and interactive course gives you the opportunity to become an architectural design innovator and problem solver, combining practical skills with spatial awareness, practical applications and function. You will gain a deep understanding of the role of an interior architect, ready to move straight into industry upon graduation. What you'll study You will also gain a broad understanding of newly developing material technologies and related optional subject areas to enable you to exploit and maximise all design opportunities. The course develops skilled professionals qualified to solve and manage complex problems related to interior architecture from advanced cultural, environmental, economic and design perspectives. For example, these may be related to sustainable urban contexts and materials, technology, component design, architectural conservation, exhibition / museum design in the digital age or learning environments for the future. How you’re taught... [-]

Master in Architecture

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation. The Master in Architecture educates future architects with specific additional skills in research and knowledge in the field of urban design particular to European urbanism and globalisation. The Master in Architecture focuses on: architectural and urban design on different scales in a European context, with an emphasis on the strategic aspects of design architectural and urban research with architectural means (plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, perspectives), focusing particularly on European urbanisation research on the impact of globalisation on cities and regions, as well as on comparative analysis of typologies in architecture and urbanisation worldwide At the University of Luxembourg, we understand architecture as a profession within which all the actors are constantly anticipating change in their work context, whether demographic, political, environmental, cultural or technological change. Therefore, architectural design goes hand in hand with architectural research. The Master in Architecture’s research element involves both experimental research by design and scientific research in architecture and urbanism. Career opportunities Students are trained to think and act strategically and future-oriented. They develop a broad skill set and are prepared for a career in the private sector, in administrative bodies, or as PhD students at universities. Why study architecture at the University of Luxembourg You will explore the historical, social, political and... [-]

MA Architecture

Plymouth University
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Plymouth

This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social... [+]

MA Architecture This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social and physical conditions and demands. Key features Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts building in the heart of the campus, with students and staff from other art courses to bounce ideas off and collaborate with. And, you’ll have 2.5 square metres of desk to call your own. Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results consistently above 90 per cent satisfaction. Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations. Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Poland. Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong urban and sustainability dimension. Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests. Our school was described as ‘charged’ by Architects’ Journal. Programme overview You’ll undertake design studio... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  February 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city. It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historical documents conveying the motives underlying their continuous changes, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as works of art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention to issues related to public health, the programme investigates tensions between global and local, gaps between formal and informal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe, and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable living conditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses is provided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture of Groningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the public health dimension of urban interventions. Programme: 1 year Starting with the European city, this Master's track provides students with the expertise and critical attitude to study... [-]

Master in Interiors (Architecture and Design) Degree (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

MA Interiors (Architecture + Design) develops your knowledge and skills of space and place making in order to encourage your creative innovation within the broad remit of the design of space. [+]

Why you should study MA Interiors (Architecture + Design) at Middlesex At Middlesex we support an innovative and creative approach to Interiors that enables you to explore your interests and enhance your skills through experimentation, research and critical analysis. Flexibly designed to meet the ambitions of students from a wide range of creative backgrounds our course will equip you with the advanced skills, contemporary knowledge and industry insights you need to develop your own practice to a professional standard. Based in our £80 million Art and Design School and taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners from a range of disciplines, our course features world-class facilities and specialist workshops fitted with both new and traditional equipment. With opportunities to build industry contacts and exhibit your work off-site, you'll also gain the employability skills, exposure and experiences you need to navigate a successful career path in today's competitive creative industries. Course highlights: - Our facilities are among the best in the UK, with cutting edge technologies, such as 3-D printing, laser-cutting, CNC Routing, large format digital printing, all available in a dedicated workshop with expert technical support - An exhibition of your work in central London to create networking opportunities, build industry contacts in a professional environment - Direct access to London's design world with valuable industry links to a range of industry specialists, galleries, studios, businesses, libraries and collections that will enhance your research and inform your practice - Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the... [-]

MA in Architecture: Cities and Innovation

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London

In a world where established customs, systems and structures are increasingly unstable there is a need for a different kind of architectural thinking - one that identifies and exploits opportunities, and address the challenges of contemporary society. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. In a world where established customs, systems and structures are increasingly unstable there is a need for a different kind of architectural thinking - one that identifies and exploits opportunities, and address the challenges of contemporary society. In this Course you'll explore the edges of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, and test design approaches which respond to the burgeoning need for contemporary city design to focus not only on the traditional ‘hard’ infrastructures of buildings, transport and engineering, but also the softer infrastructures of social networks, organization and human interactions. Reasons to Apply MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Prepare yourself for entry into a changing profession – the practice of architecture continues to go through changes, MA Architecture Cities and Innovation offers you the opportunity to engage with the challenges of the future now. Explore the role of architecture in creating sustainable communities – architecture can be much more than designing new buildings. On this Course you will challenge the traditional role of the architect, and develop new ways of working that engage with real and long-term sustainability. Engage in professional practice as part of your studies –... [-]

MA City Design

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 15  October 2017 United Kingdom London

With a global urban population of 4 billion and 28 megacities, urban life is experiencing momentous change. New social groups are emerging, populations are ageing, family units are extending and dispersing, work is becoming casualised and whole communities have moved online. At the same time, dangerous new social divides are appearing on the periphery of cities, between different cultures, and now also between different generations. [+]

About the Programme With a global urban population of 4 billion and 28 megacities, urban life is experiencing momentous change. New social groups are emerging, populations are ageing, family units are extending and dispersing, work is becoming casualised and whole communities have moved online. At the same time, dangerous new social divides are appearing on the periphery of cities, between different cultures, and now also between different generations. Many of the models used to explain, design, develop and manage cities have resisted change. More recently however, new possibilities are emerging and their consequences promise to be profound: modern social movements, automated building supply chains, technology platforms, driverless transport and logistics, distributed water and energy infrastructure – all will radically reshape the city's fundamental building blocks. The MA City Design programme is a new 15-month MA aimed at an emerging generation of architects interested in the convergence of new social, technical and spatial innovations, and harnessing their potential to generate alternative forms of urban life. At its core is a belief in the unique capacities of design and the value of propositional forms of thinking. The programme is field-focused, design-led and project-based. It proposes a unique, multi-scalar approach to city design education that unites architectural, technological and scientific research. The programme is also connected to practice in London through an innovative partnership scheme. Students will learn to negotiate between a complex range of city-making actors and their constituencies. The distinctive studio-based model offers students a rigorous and experimental platform for developing... [-]

MA Landscape Architecture

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

This programme is designed for students in disciplines related to design, such as architecture, design, geography, town planning or fine art, or from the environmental sciences, such as horticulture, botany, biology or forestry. [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. This postgraduate programme is designed for individuals interested in becoming professional Landscape Architects. Graduates from the programme, which is recognised and accredited by the Landscape Institute, have joined some of London's leading landscape practices, have founded award-winning international design studios and have led strategic urban design projects like the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The core component of the MA Landscape Architecture programme is the design studio where students engage with landscape, urbanism, agriculture and infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad. With a team of academics and practitioners the students develop their design projects through tutorials and design reviews. They are supported to develop innovative and distinct approaches to landscape architecture, reflected in their final design project and dissertation thesis. Teaching is informed by comprehensive technical and theoretical seminars and guest lectures from international artists, designers and academics. Details of international events, open lectures and student events can be found on: thelandscape.org. ... [-]

MA in Urban Design

Cardiff University
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. [+]

MA in Urban Design "Urban Design - the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver better urban places." The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. The MA Urban Design uses design practice, theory, development and control practices to inform design processes, and uses studio teaching focused on local development possibilities to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of typical urban design problems. The course seeks to produce students who can: Think three-dimensionally and creatively manipulate space at the intermediate scale between architecture and planning; Analyse the qualities of localities and places and respond to complex and often contradictory community aspirations; Critically appraise development (built and proposed) and make suggestions for improvement, and develop improved policy and control practices; Conceptualise and draw development proposals at different scales from the territorial to the block scale; Be able to recognise and add quality in all development situations; Test developments for their sustainability, economic viability and constituency; Understand how to approach implementation through inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration and consensus building. Course Recognition This MA is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a 'specialist' masters for those who have completed at least a three year RTPI recognised undergraduate spatial planning degree, allowing completion of the RTPI's educational requirements for membership. For further details visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website. It is... [-]

Master of Science in Architecture (Conservation)

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The programme will address: historical-critical and historical-technical analysis of architecture, ranging from individual projects to the landscape and environment as a whole; architectural project design and execution and conservation of existing architectural structures; specific scientific knowledge and critical know-how [+]

Top Master of Art Degrees in Architecture Studies in Europe 2017/2018. The Master Programme in Architecture (Conservation), which focuses mainly on Italian architectural heritage, aims to train students to consolidate and preserve existing architectural and environmental heritage and develop high-quality projects that take into account the relation between new projects, the environment and the historical city. The programme brings together a range of different disciplines, including humanities and technical-scientific subjects, to prepare students to work as architects with specific competences in building processes and the conservation of existing structures. In particular, the two-year programme will delve deeper into the main competences acquired with the Bachelors Degree and will address: historical-critical and historical-technical analysis of architecture, ranging from individual projects to the landscape and environment as a whole; architectural project design and execution and conservation of existing architectural structures; specific scientific knowledge and critical know-how Eligible students and Entry Requirements: Master of Science in "Architecture (Conservation)" admits students: - Having at least a three-year (or four year) Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Project Management and Building Sciences. - That took exams about the following disciplines : mathematics, building physics and building energy systems, architectural history, drawing, architectural survey, building design, architectural conservation, structural mechanics, structural engineering, architectural and urban design, urban and landscape planning, architectural technology, professional practice. - Native-speakers of English or with a good knowledge of spoken and written English. A Certificate of English language knowledge of B2 level at least will be required. Bachelor’s degree... [-]