Architecture (Ghent), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Architecture combines a designerly with an academic approach. It is characterized by a fully integrated design methodology, providing students with solid skills in the contemporary discipline of architectural design and research. You will define and unfold your own academic design and research expertise within one of the two main curriculum frameworks.


What is the Master of Architecture (Ghent) at KU Leuven all about?

This Master's programme focusing on "Architecture: Resilient and Sustainable Strategies" explores architecture from a research-by-design and design-by-research perspective. Students are educated and trained in a multicultural and international context. The programme combines an academic approach with creative- experimental approach. It is characterised by a fully-integrated design methodology, providing students with solid skills in the contemporary discipline of architectural design and research.

Career perspectives

Graduates are trained to lead multidisciplinary teams of engineers, interior architects, landscape architects and artists. In addition to working as independent (self-employed) architects, our graduates also work as professionals in government agencies and international design firms. Some graduates go on to roles as researchers serving local or international governance bodies, NGO's or other institutes.

Programme Structure

  • Architecture and Sustainability 
  • Ecology and Sustainability 
  • Building Technology - Integration 
  • Climate Design & Sustainability 
  • Innovative and Sustainable Structures 
  • Project management
  • Design Studio

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        • Students comply with the language requirements if they have obtained one of the following:
        • the minimum score on one of the following internationally recognised language tests:
      • TOEFL ( ) iBT 79 or CBT 213 or PBT 550
      • IELTS ( 6.5
        • a diploma of secondary or higher education from an institution in Flanders or the Netherlands
        • a diploma in English-taught higher education in an institution located in the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, the Caribbean Islands or South Africa
        • In case of doubt, students must submit a valid language test (see above)

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          3500 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA

          923 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 923 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Gent

        • 754 - 1210 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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