Master of Architecture (MSc)

Belgium

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Master of Architecture at KU Leuven

The Master of Architecture is organised by the Faculty of Architecture. The design process - and particularly its social and cultural role-is the core of the faculty's education. The master's programme combines a designerly with an academic approach. It is characterized by a fully integrated design methodology, providing students with solid skills in the contemporary discipline of architectural design and research.

This Master's programme consists of a minimum of four semesters, and is organised at faculty's campuses Brussels and in Ghent.

What is the programme all about?

The Master of Architecture programme explores the subject from a research-by-design and design-by-research perspective. The programme combines an academic approach with a creative experimental approach, and you will be fully prepared for the multicultural and international context of your chosen career.

Structure

This Master's programme consists of a minimum of four semesters, and is organised at faculty's campuses Brussels and in Ghent.

Based on a highly interdisciplinary learning process of integrated research and ‘research by design’, students are expected to determine a critical stance on current issues with emphasis on facilitating, making and imagining, leading to relevant spatial interventions. 

The programme consists out of theoretical courses in the field of History and Theory, Building Technology and Professional Practice.

The design studio is the heart of the programme, this learning environment is constructed out of four multicampus ENGAGEMENTS: Urban Cultures, Craftsmanship, Mediating Tactics and Legacies. A fifth engagements “The Brussels Way” is only related to the Brussels campus. Within these engagaments lectures, workshops and exhibitions complement the studio environment. As a student you give direction to your study career by choosing from a wide range of studios and electives.  

Strengths

This programme opens the doors to a network of cooperative associations with professionals and universities worldwide and strives to leverage this international network for students' benefit. Other benefits are:

  • The faculty's activities are extensive and diversified: students and staff exchange knowledge on a European and intercontinental level. The faculty continues to build on its tradition of academic integration of teaching and research to maintain its high standard of quality.
  • The faculty takes its international dimension as the basis for its own quality assessment.
  • The teaching staff is a mix of academics and architects with an exemplary practice, including many leading international architects and researchers.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

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