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Architecture (Architecture and Urban Design)

24 months
13400 EUR/year
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The Architecture (Architecture and Urban Design) course from University of Malta includes a significant individual and independent research component, culminating in the writing of a Dissertation.

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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 complementary programmes, taken as a whole, but also, in particular, the 2-year Master degree Programmes, are informed by the requirements of Article 46 of the DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC OF THE EU “On the Training of Architects”. The  Architecture (Architecture and Urban Design)  course from 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.

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;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Architectural Discourse
  • Understanding Interior Space
  • Pre-Contract Management Systems
  • Principles and Politics of Urban Design
  • Sustainable Urban Design and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Introduction Week
Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
  • Opening Ceremony
Friday 16 October




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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 above. The admission of applicants under this paragraph may be made conditional on the results of an assessment as the Board may deem appropriate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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Architecture (Architecture and Urban Design)
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