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Architecture - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

The world of today is growing more globally interlinked and connected, thus offering new challenges for architecture. These challenges concern everything from the densification of cities and sustainability, to threats related to extreme events and the environment. Lund University, located in the dynamic Copenhagen-Malmö region, is well known for its competence and knowledge, and offers superb resources for studying these matters in a broader context. The programme combines best practice with advanced research, thus educating students to become highly skilled professionals who are competitive at an international level.

Teaching contains both theoretical and hands-on projects aiming to find future-focused solutions to real-world issues. The programme features international collaboration, as well as locally active professionals. The process of working/learning consists of a mixture of workshops, crits, tutorials with invited guests (both international and local) and longer projects that will be exhibited to a public audience.

The objectives of the Master’s programme in Architecture are:

  • to offer a broad education in architecture with possible specialisation within three main fields (Advanced Architectural Design, Spatial Experiment, and Human Shelter/Urban Space)
  • to provide students with the skills to manifest an internationally recognised capacity to act within a challenging but uncertain future related to globalization and extreme situations.

Programme structure

The Master's programme in Architecture is divided into three different specialisations: Advanced Architectural Design, Human Shelter/Urban Space, and Spatial Experiments.

For each specialisation, the first two semesters will constitute a common platform within the focus area. In the third semester students will study courses part of one of the other specializations. A number of courses from the five-year Swedish Architect programme are labelled as elective within each specialization. Semester four of the Masters programme in Architecture is devoted to a Degree Project worth 30 credits which must be executed within the chosen specialization.

Study trips, inventories, surveying, environmental studies etc. are integrated into the programme. These trips are optional, and all students participate at their own expense. Students who cannot participate will be given alternative assignments in Lund. Each specialisation has its own line of study trips and destinations may vary from year to year. Previous destinations include Great Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, USA (NASA), Japan, Marocco, Phillipines and China.

Please note: Field trips may be subject to cancellation/alteration due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as natural disasters and/or visa denial. 

Career prospects

After graduating from the programme you will have the necessary skills to practice as an architect on a global market. You will be up-to-date regarding theory, practice and tools at an advanced level. Your competence will enable you to engage in professional practices on both private and public level. The future-focused nature of the programme will make you especially attractive on the market, by being an architect capable of finding innovative ways of approaching the projects of tomorrow.

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For programmes starting in autumn 2018! Check the entry requirements and how to apply instructions and apply by 15 January 

Contact

Master Programme in Architecture
Kårhuset, John Ericssons väg 3, Lund

Programme Director and Director of the School of Architecture:
David Andréen 
Programme Coordinator:
Maria Rasmussen
International Master Coordinator:
Lykke Jacobson, +46 (0)46 222 72 01, E-mail: architecture [at] master [dot] lth [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in architecture. A digital portfolio of their own work in the field that clearly proves that the applicant has good potential to benefit from the programme. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on the submitted portfolio and at a statement of purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2018

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

September 3, 2018 - June 7, 2020

Last application date January 15, 2018Apply now

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a portfolio, an application summary, a statement of purpose and a CV when you apply for this programme. For detailed instructions regarding the portfolio, please read more here.

Please note that these programme-specific documents should be submitted directly to Lund University (not to University Admissions in Sweden).

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 420 000

First payment: SEK 105 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations