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Architecture, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Architecture leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Architecture. The study programme is based on an integrated networking of knowledge, which in the 2nd year of study offers the choice between two study modules: Sustainable Building and Sustainable City.


After the master's thesis, the architect generalist is able to enter the path of independent architectural and urban planning with special knowledge. Under the 2nd-cycle study programme in Architecture, students perform in-depth study aimed at training for performing more demanding architectural tasks or for specializing the profile of the architect in selected areas (architecture, urban planning, spatial planning, or environmental protection).


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Studio M1 (10)
  • Residential Building (5)
  • Architectural Construction and Technology (5)
  • Methods and Concepts of Town Planning (5)
  • Architectural Analysis and Theory in Contemporary Architecture (5)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Studio M2 (10)
  • Public Buildings (5)
  • Spatial Strategies and Urban Development (5)
  • Bioclimatic Concepts in Architecture (5)
  • Development of Settlement and Urban Form (5)

YEAR 2: “Sustainable Building” module

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Studio - Sustainable Building (10)
  • Contemporary Trends in Architecture (5)
  • Smart Architecture (5)
  • Elective course 1 (5)
  • Elective course 2 (5)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Master’s Thesis (30)


YEAR 2: “Sustainable City” module

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Studio – Sustainable City (10)
  • Transformation and Regeneration of the City (5)
  • Methods and Technics of Spatial Planning (5)
  • Elective course 1 (5)
  • Elective course 2 (5)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Master’s Thesis (30)

Electives – students may choose courses under the other study module, 2nd-cycle study programmes of the Faculty, 2nd-cycle study programmes of other domestic or foreign universities, or the following elective courses of the 2nd-cycle study programme in Architecture:

  • Sustainable Management of Urban Environment (5)
  • Urban Futures (5)
  • Urban Landscape Design (5)
  • Urban Management (5)
  • Sustainable Urban Transport and Mobility Planning (5)
  • Interiors in the 20th and 21st Century (5)
  • Architecture and Visual Culture (5)
  • Cultural Perspective in Architecture (5)
  • Conservation Methods and Techniques (5)
  • Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Structures (5)
  • Virtual Spaces (5)
  • International Project (5)
  • Project Economics in Architecture (5)
  • Sustainable Concepts of Building Design (5)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Implementation in the form of lectures (at least 10 students), individual consultations (under 5 students) or in limited form (6-9 students).
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Implementation in the form of lectures (at least 10 students), individual consultations (under 5 students) or in limited form (6-9 students). Instruction is in English.
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Slovenian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 3-4).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all part-time students and to Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia at the following website:

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