MSc, 120 cr, 2 yearsProgramme aim
This Master's Programme emphasises an explorative orientation and a research by design approach in order to unfold the professional profile, skill and scope of the design professions.
The main aim is to provide a broad, architectural education as a preparation for professional activity as an architect in many different roles.
The Chalmers School of Architecture emphasises an explorative orientation and research by design approach in order to unfold the professional profile, skill and scope of the design professions. The ambition is to promote convincing joint future visions for the development of the built environment.
Who should apply
We want to form architects with a high ability to design, with a decisive creative edge, able to work in an international context within in all relevant parts of the construction- and real-estate-sector. The education relies on well grounded experience and integrates elements of research initiation.
Chalmers education in Architecture is noted for:
- its humanistic view of architecture,
- design projects based on real tasks and problems in society,
- contacts with users in briefing and designing,
- open interaction between teachers and student, and
- an inspiring atmosphere free of prestige.
We have a project-based approach to learning in which studies are grounded in real-world situations and problems. This provides a wealth of opportunity for students to develop increasingly sophisticated design skills, beginning with basic sketching and progressing until they can address the full complexity of a real architectural design project.
The curriculum comprises theory courses interwoven with design studio projects.
Detailed programme content in the Student portal, for current students
Matter, Space, Structure
This specialization studies architecture "from within", as a field of knowledge with relative autonomy. Architecture is matter formed into space, where all three factors - matter, form/structure and space - are indispensable. The basic elements of architecture are: materials, the structures they are assembled into, the expressive potential of those structures as architectural form, and the nature of spaces and the relations between them.
Future Visions for Healthcare, Housing and Work
The studio explores renewed architectural approaches in situations of residential healthcare in an ageing society, in housing inventions corresponding to emerging ways of residing and in rethinking complex hospital design as healing environments. Projects are unfolding in collaboration with users and stakeholders and will range from analysis of specific sites to innovative solutions responding to urgent societal and cultural demands. It is the only architectural programme in Sweden with a healthcare profile.
Urban and Architectural Design
The point of departure in the studio is an understanding of architecture and the city as a dynamic system and the design process as a field of research. The aim is to develop alternative strategies and ways to operate and catalyse change within global transformations affecting cities today. The field of study is the impact of globalisation on architecture and urbanities.
A formation in architecture offers a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of architectural design, development, and research in the design and construction industries. It leads to employment at architecture firms and urban planning offices, in the construction industry and at real estate companies. Other career opportunities include working as an academic researcher or technical advisor.
Chalmers leads research in applied architecture and collaborates with a large network of stakeholders in society. The School of Architecture has a tradition of maintaining an innovative approach to teaching at the forefront of design education, while at the same time relying on established experience and the integration of research into the curriculum.
For the Autumn term 2011, the Department of Architecture offers two Master's Programmes
The programmes represents a coordinated, united and mutually supporting academic effort.Both requires the mandatory delivery of a portfolio for assessment of selection qualifications, but they differ in other requirements:
- Architecture and Urban Design: a basic requirement of a BSc degree with documented proficiency in urban architecture and architectural spatial design.
- Design for Sustainable Development: a widened frame of BSc degree professional orientation towards design and urban development, with a strong focus on sustainable development.
The two programmes are also integrated within Chalmers' Academy of the Built Environment for Sustainable Development, together with additional Master's Programmes offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Entry requirements (for entry academic year 2013/14)
General entry requirements
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.General entry requirements in detailSpecific entry requirementsBachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a
Major in Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Interior Architecture, Physical Planning or Landscape Architecture or Design with a profile in ArchitecturePrerequisites:
An architect project portfolio is required, demonstrating a documented proficiency in urbanism, architecture and architectural spatial design.
English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
- IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
To read more about required minimum test results and other means of certifying fulfillment of the English language proficiency requirement, please visit: English Language Proficiency
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 2 years
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 190 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Application Code: CTH-05009
For information about how to submit an application
It is mandatory to submit a number of required documents
Deadlines regarding application process
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (External Link)
Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Chalmers’ Admissions, email@example.com
Specific questions about the programme's content:
Ana Betancour, Director of Master's Programme, firstname.lastname@example.org