9 months
15000 EUR/full
15000 EUR/full
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The SOS Master’s Program is a 9-month  post-graduate program in Sustainable Architecture and Design. The full-time master's consists of two phases that exemplify our philosophy of bringing theory and practice together and provide the framework where the developed know-how can be applied to real projects, in collaboration with MC A professionals as well as the SOS industrial partners. 

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The SOS Master’s Program in Sustainable Architecture and Design consists of two phases which bring theory and practice together: the Foundations Courses and the Project Tracks.  

The first part running from October to January features the “Foundations Courses”, designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address the challenges of the future targeting sustainable environments with an open-minded, holistic, research-driven, human-centred approach targeting sustainable environments. These courses train students to become specialized professionals in the field of sustainability. Students are required to successfully complete 4 out of 6 Foundations Courses.  

The selection of the specific courses will be based on the background and interests of the students and will prepare SOS Master’s Students for the second, project-based, part of the program 

The SOS Foundations Courses, while part of the full-time Master’s Program, are also available as Single Courses to be taken individually. The SOS community wants to be inclusive to young professionals who are not able to enroll in the full-time course but still want to tap into the SOS experience.  Students can therefore select one or more of our six Foundations Courses ranging from two to eight weeks.  


The second phase running from February to June is dedicated to the “Project Tracks”.  

In close collaboration with the professionals from the MC A Research and Development Department as well as SOS Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Partners, we offer students the opportunity to experience the entire life cycle of a real professional project, working in teams through a multidisciplinary approach with the collaboration of experts, specialists and industry partners.The outcomes of the projects will be presented by each working group at the end of the program in a public event.  

The specific subjects of the Project Tracks are defined and presented to our Master’s Students by SOS instructors and change year to year in light of trends and developments of the firm itself which fall within 4 distinct themes.  


SOS Master's Program is a non-accredited post-graduate that emulates a 60-credit academic offering bringing together theoretical courses and extensive hands-on practice.

In the end, the student will receive a certificate of successful completion of the Master's Program with the skills acquired to become a Consultant in the Field of Sustainable Architecture, Design and Engineering. 

Programme Structure

Foundation Courses (October – January): 

  • Foundations of Sustainability
  • Environmental Design
  • Design for Circular Economy
  • Green Building Management
  • Digital & Parametric Design
  • Healthy Materials and Sustainable Products

The modules have been designed as highly professionalizing paths; they are aimed at young practitioners looking for new expertise in the field of sustainability that will allow them to be highly competitive in the design professions. The modules forge four main professional figures that are in great demand in the field of consultancy as well as in the corporations, institutions and the third sector: Sustainability Advisor, Green Building Manager, Environmental Analyst and Circular Economy Consultant.  


Project Tracks (February –June): 

  • Architecture as a Social Business  
  • Post-Carbon Architecture
  • The Right to Quality Shelter
  • Design of Products and Systems for the Circular Economy


The SOS Master’s Program welcomes applicants from all over the world from recent graduates to young professionals from the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Design to form a multidisciplinary group capable of tackling environmental challenges using a research-driven creative approach.  The School also invites candidates with other profiles, on the basis of their motivation and skills. 


The SOS - School of Sustainability Team is made up of a variety of experts from the world of education, project management, research and industrial operations. All members bring different skills related to sustainability, climate change, de-carbonization, sustainable development agenda and the transition to a circular economy.  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Design.
  • The program and particularly the project tracks are created primarily to architects, engineers and designers although the School invites candidates with other profiles, on the basis of their motivation and skills in relation to the issues proposed in the courses. The criteria for acceptance are talent and motivation, along with the commitment and the ambition to contribute to the spreading of the culture of sustainability. If you are passionate about Sustainability and looking to expand your horizons SOS is the answer!
  • Additionally for passionate students lacking certain technical skills necessary for acceptance into the Master’s Program, we encourage you to contact us to explore our single course modules as well as our short term programs!

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


The Mario Cucinella Scholarship “Present Talents - Future Visions | Continuing Education for the Post-Carbon Era” 

The Mario Cucinella Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition cost (total value of the scholarship: €7,500) of the SOS9 Master’s Program in Sustainable Architecture and Design for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The call for applications addresses recent graduates and young professionals:

  • under 35
  • with a background in Architecture, Engineering or Design
  • who live in Italy and have completed a university degree in Italy or have been working in Italy for at least 2 years 
  • who want to actively imagine a new future
More details on the official website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Master's Program in Sustainable Architecture and Design
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