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MSc in Architecture and Urban Design

Politecnico di Milano
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English, Italian
Start dates
Milan
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Milan
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Milan
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Milan
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Politecnico di Milano

About this program

MSc in Architecture and Urban Design

The program in Architecture and Urban Design provides students with an advanced training in the field of Architectural Design and develops theoretical, humanistic, artistic and design competences based on the Italian tradition, facing different housing cultures, the new forms and spaces of contemporary cities, the development of new urban settlements in developing countries, the innovation in building techniques and environmental sustainability. The educational path meets adequately the increasing need to face the complexity of problems and the new professional responsibility of architects, as required both in Europe and worldwide. The program focuses on the core Architectural Design experience at various scales, both in theory and in practice. The educational offer makes it possible to characterize one’s study plan thanks to optional courses and to elective thematic and final Design Studios.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor Degree in Architecture and a portfolio are mandatory.

Students With A University Qualification Obtained Outside Italy

Applicants to Master of Science programs are required to have a Bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a Bachelor degree. Admitted applicants will have to graduate before the enrollment.

Your undergraduate level program must contain subjects closely related to the MSc program you are applying to.

An English Or Italian Language Proficiency Certificate

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, you may upload a document certified by your university attesting the teaching language instead of the language certificate.

Country-Specific Requirements Related To Your Degree

If you studied in one of the countries listed in the institute wesbite, please read carefully the information and the details about the documents to be provided. If the country where you have completed/are studying your Bachelor degree is not listed in the institute website then there is no Country-specific requirements.

The requirements (minimum GPA included) are strict, and no exceptions will be considered.

Foreign Students With A University Qualification Obtained In Italy

If you have an Italian university qualification you may be admitted to graduate degree courses under the same conditions as Italian students.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

The following is a sample of a typical study plan:

Year 1

  • Architectural Design Studio
  • Urban Design Studio
  • Architectural Preservation Studio
  • Construction and Sustainability Design Studio
  • Contemporary Architectural Design Theory
  • History of Contemporary Architecture
  • Structural Design
  • Advanced Computational Design

Year 2

  • Thematic Design Studio
  • Final Design Studio
  • Elective and Thematic Courses
  • Internship
  • Final Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition fees for EEA students and Non-EEA students resident in Italy range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for year
  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20 €

Career paths

Graduates from the Architecture and Urban Design program can carry out all activities pertaining to the profession of European architect and cover roles of responsibility in public and private institutions and bodies operating the city and land transformation fields.

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Politecnico di Milano

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, as it offers high-quality teaching and a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in Architecture, Design and Engineering taught in English. According to...


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Politecnico di Milano

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milan Lombardy
Italy

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