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Master of Architecture (Brussels)

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Leuven
September 2020

Leuven
September 2021

Leuven
September 2022

Program description

KU Leuven's Master of Architecture is organised by the Faculty of Architecture. The design process – and particularly its social and cultural role-is the core of the faculty’s education. The master’s programme 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.

What is the Master of Architecture all about?

The Master of Architecture programme explores the subject from a research-by-design and design-by-research perspective. The programme combines an academic approach with a creative experimental approach, and you will be fully prepared for the multicultural and international context of your chosen career.

structure

Based on a highly interdisciplinary learning process of integrated research and ‘research by design’, students are expected to determine a critical stance on current issues with emphasis on facilitating, making and imagining, leading to relevant spatial interventions.

The programme consists out of theoretical courses in the field of History and Theory, Building Technology and Professional Practice.

The design studio is the heart of the programme, this learning environment is constructed out of four multicampus ENGAGEMENTS: Urban Cultures, Craftsmanship, Mediating Tactics and Legacies. A fifth engagements “The Brussels Way” is only related to the Brussels campus. Within these engagaments lectures, workshops and exhibitions complement the studio environment. As a student you give direction to your study career by choosing from a wide range of studios and electives.

strengths

This programme opens the doors to a network of cooperative associations with professionals and universities worldwide and strives to leverage this international network for students' benefit. Other benefits are:

  • The faculty's activities are extensive and diversified: students and staff exchange knowledge on a European and intercontinental level. The faculty continues to build on its tradition of academic integration of teaching and research to maintain its high standard of quality.
  • The faculty takes its international dimension as the basis for its own quality assessment.
  • The teaching staff is a mix of academics and architects with an exemplary practice, including many leading international architects and researchers.

Admission requirements

Please consult the programme website for recent information on admission requirements.


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Tuition fees

Please consult our website for recent information on tuition fees: kuleuven.be/tuitionfees

Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

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

About this institute

KU Leuven

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...


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