Architecture, M.Sc.

Architecture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The international master’s degree programme in Architecture at University of Oulu is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and architectural debate both in Finland and internationally. 

About

The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees.

The Architecture study programme offered by University of Oulu provides students with skills, knowledge and advanced tools in:
  • design of urban areas and spaces
  • public building design
  • detailing of buildings and urban structures
  • use of Nordic building materials (e.g. wood)
  • architectural lighting
  • interior design
  • research and theory of architecture
  • academic writing
  • team work and presentation

The School of Architecture has recently become a part of the university’s main campus in Linnanmaa, and will at the beginning of the year 2018 move into tailored and newly renovated premises in the campus. The school has its own computer labs for architecture students and workshops for professional model making. In Fab Lab Oulu the university provides common facilities, tools and instruction for digital fabrication and 2D and 3D laser cutting.

Career prospects:

After graduation the students are eligible to carry on to doctoral studies at the University of Oulu. Most architects work as building designers and urban designers. Additional career options for an architect may be

  • entrepreneur
  • expert
  • teacher
  • researcher
  • concept designer
  • visualizer

Programme Structure

Courses are organized as semester-long integrated studio projects, ranging from larger scale urban design tasks to designing of public buildings, as well as detailing of buildings and urban structures:

  • Design-led Urban Renewal
  • Design of Public Buildings
  • Advanced Architectural Design
  • Thesis project

Studies are carried out both individually and in multicultural teams in an international working environment. Nordic nature, climate and light circumstances offer a living laboratory for lighting experiments in 1:1 scale. Varying courses and additional study options give possibilities to integrate student competitions or workshops in the student’s individual study plan.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: You can apply between 14th and 28th of March.
  • 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:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Bachelor's Degree in Architecture with 'very good' or 'excellent' marks, 'very good' or 'excellent' design skills presented in a portfolio.
  • The Bachelor's degree should be equivalent to 180 ECTS, or at least three years of full-time studies in architecture, including studies in history of architecture, architectural design, urban design, building physics and technology.
  • Applicants from EU/EAAE countries, whose university does not award a Bachelor's degree, may still apply if completed 180 ECTS of studies in architecture at a higher institute of education

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oulu

  • 660 - 1040 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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