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Architecture - Typology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #147 (QS) ,
The Master Program Architecture-Typology (M-ARCH-T) understands typology as a model of change with a special potential for current challenges: the densification of cities in many regions goes hand in hand with the development of open-use, hybrid building types.


In a process of appropriation and use, existing buildings are constantly being adapted to changing requirements. The differentiation of ways of life in an increasingly connected transcultural society affects the shape and organization of buildings. With the technical requirements for buildungs, also the potentials of new planning and construction technologies are increasing. As a result, our knowledge of building types is being questioned again today.The discipline of architecture worldwide is reacting to this development by applying well-known and new typological analysis and design methods. M-ARCH-T is in particular dedicated to this contemporary challenge in architecture. By designing in the interplay with social and technological aspects, the program is aiming at developing innovative building types. Students apply and develop corresponding typological analysis and design methods in a teaching environment that is in close proximaity to research and practice at the Institute of Architecture.Berlin as city and study environment serves as a laboratory for typological developments. It is shaped by a great number of diverse typological approaches. It is well-known worldwide for its open and pluralistic society which is constantly evolving new building prototypes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Integration building technology
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Sustainable building
  • Architectural Communication

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

A bachelor's or respectively higher degree in the field of architecture as well as english language competency at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • The overall grade acquired in the preceding study (55 per cent),
  • additional qualifications acquired outside of the preceding study (5 per cent).
  • the result of an interview conducted with the applicant by university staff (40 per cent).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 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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