Architecture (Architectural Design), Master | University of Malta | Msida, Malta
24 months
13400 EUR/year
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The Architecture (Architectural Design) course plan at University of Malta maintains a balance between theoretical knowledge, in subjects relevant to architecture, and practical architectural design workshops, culminating in the synoptic Final Project. 

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The M.Arch degree Programmes, are a second tier qualification which, together with the preceding complementary programmes comprising the 1-year Diploma in Design Foundation Studies and the 3-year B.Sc. (Hons) in Built Environment Studies, provide the training that fulfills the academic requirements for the profession of Architect. The 1+3+2 course structure conforms to the Bologna Process.

The Architecture (Architectural Design)  course plan at University of Malta  also includes a significant individual and independent research component, culminating in the writing of a Dissertation.

Each M.Arch. Programme is intended to allow successful candidates to attain:

  • an ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements;
  • an adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences;
  • a knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design;
  • an adequate knowledge of urban design, planning and the skills involved in the planning process;
  • an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale;
  • an understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing briefs that take account of social factors;
  • an understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of the brief for a design project;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Architectural Discourse
  • Understanding Interior Space
  • Pre-Contract Management Systems
  • Architectural Technology 
  • Advanced Architectural Science 
  • Process of Creative Design
  • Realities in Architecture
  • Research Methods and Tools
  • Contemporary Materials Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a first cycle degree in Built Environment Studies from this University, with at least at Second Class (Honours) or
  • a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualification listed in paragraph (a). The admission of applicants under this paragraph may be made conditional on the results of an assessment as the Board may deem appropriate.
All applicants shall be required to submit a transcript of studies showing that during the first cycle degree they successfully completed the minimum number of credits in the relative thematic study-units, as indicated in the Schedule approved by the Board.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:

  • Total Tuition Fees: Eur 26,800
  • Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: Eur 13,400

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 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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