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Master Degree in Architecture

Aalto University
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Helsinki
Language: English

Master Degree in Architecture

Study architecture in Finland

The Master of Science in Architecture at Aalto University is taught in English and aims to create architecture professionals with the knowledge and skills to perform practical design work and work in co-operation with designers, engineers, and developers.

Students of this master in architecture will cover courses in architecture, theory and history of architecture, building design, urban planning and design.

Graduates of this master degree in architecture will be well prepared for careers in architecture, working as project architects in a company or as entrepreneurs in their own architectural agency, working with new or renovation projects. The public sector is another important employer, with job titles including zoning architect, permit architect, cultural environment manager, museum director and municipal architect.

Suitability and application

The final admission for this Master of Science in Architecture is based on an academic assessment. The evaluation process is competitive and the number of available study places is limited. The used criteria is as follows:

  1. The applicability of the previous degree, i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed school of architecture
  2. The amount of relevant studies
  3. The academic performance of the applicant
  4. The quality of the application as a whole, including the portfolio

The motivation and commitment of the applicant on the basis of a motivation letter.A portfolio consisted of the applicant’s own works is mandatory. The portfolio should widely present the candidate’s architectural and artistic skills and creativity. The evaluation emphasis lies mainly on design drawings and other illustration material. It should be in paper form, easy to handle and no bigger than A3 size.

For more information on the requirements and the application procedure to study architecture at Aalto University, please complete an information request.

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The freedom to succeed at Aalto University

Aalto University offers more than 90 degree programs in Finland, with degrees in the fields of art, design and architecture, business, and technology.

By merging Finland’s premier business, technology, and art and design universities in 2010, the resulting institution, Aalto University, envisions a future that is international, multi-disciplinary, and full of opportunities. Based in both Helsinki and Espoo, Aalto University students are able to take advantage of what the city offers as well as being integrated into the biggest technology hub in the Nordic countries.

Aalto University in Finland is made up of 6 schools offering top quality education and degree programs in their respective fields.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The main focus points in research are in design, digital media, audiovisual communication, art, visual culture, architectural solutions of wellbeing and community as well as city planning. The school prepares its students to work as competent professionals in the fields of art, architecture, design, media, film, television and scenography.

School of Business

Aalto business school in Finland is globally acclaimed for its research and education that trains strong leaders and visionary professionals who influence the society. We offer bachelor’s, master's, licentiate's and doctoral degrees in economics and business administration.

School of Chemical Technology

The School of Chemical Technology at Aalto University combines natural sciences and engineering, offering courses in biotechnology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and forest technology.

School of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering ties electrical engineering, natural sciences and information technology together with eight departments as well as the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and the Micronova Centre for Micro and Nanotechnology, established in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

School of Engineering

Aalto University's School of Engineering operates in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional studies, real estate economics, geomatics, energy and HVAC technology, mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, structural engineering and building technology, and civil and environmental engineering.

School of Science

The fields of computing and modelling, materials physics, energy science, software and media technologies, technology-based business and enterprising as well as brain research and imaging technologies account for a large share of the research and teaching conducted by the seven departments.

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