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Architectural Design, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #448 (QS) ,
The aim of the Master’s course in Architecture is the advanced training of Architects according to the requirements of knowledge and skills as defined by the European Union Directive EC 1985/384 and subsequent 2005/36/EC.


The course lasts two years and meets the requirements set by the EU Bologna Process. Students will learn the architectural Design process, from conception to production and the construction site, for architectural and urban transformation in complex urban systems, both historical and modern, and related contemporary construction techniques and materials in relation to environmental and economic sustainability; they will learn also design methods and tools for architectural heritage conservation and for traditional construction techniques and materials, associated with their contexts.

What you will be able to do

Graduates in this class of degree may, after passing the state exam, enrol in section A - field "architecture" of the Italian Professional Association of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists as expressly provided by the DPR No.328 of 5 June, 2001. The main job opportunities provided by the Master's Degree Course are architectural design, urban planning and architectural heritage conservation with competence of aesthetic, distribution, functional, structural and technical issues, of construction and economic feasibility, of the built environment and landscape valorisation, of cultural changes and with critical attention to the needs expressed by contemporary society. Other main job opportunities are business activity on an individual basis or in combination, related to design and construction of public and private projects and architectural project management in public institutions and private organizations relating to construction and property.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Architecture and Structure Design Lab 
  • Restoration of Architecture Lab
  • Economic Evaluation of the Project
  • History of the City and Contemporary Architecture or History of the City and Renaissance and Classical Architecture
  • Urban Sociology
  • Architecture and Environment Design Lab
  • Architecture and City Design Lab
  • Free Course or Seminars
  • Final Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Access to the master course in “Architectural Design” in Florence, for the years 2013/2014, is not limited. European Union students who hold the title of Bachelor of Architecture complying with the requirements of EU Directive 2005/36/EC and subsequent EC 1985/384 can access the Master’s Course.
  • The course is open to students from countries outside the European Union who hold the degree or diploma of at least a three years in Architecture at University, or other qualification recognized as equivalent.
  • The admission depends, however, on the student’s knowledge of english-language. Certificate B2 writing level or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Florence

  • 850 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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