An overview of all courses, including detailed information such as program, profile, objectives, class schedule and teaching staff:
- Master of Human Settlements
- Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning
- Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites
The three Advanced Master Programs offered at the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning are all intended for young or mid-career professionals who want to specialize in a specific field, either to enhance their professional expertise or to prepare for a research oriented career. All three programs are international and interdisciplinary.
They are international in that students as well as teachers come from many different countries, using English as their common language. The teachers in these programs contribute to the state of the art in their respective fields and use a wide range of international case studies and own publications to support their teaching. Their involvement in international organizations, such as UNCHS, UNESCO WHC, ICOMOS, or AESOP and EAEPE, ensures that the programs are informed by cutting-edge contemporary academic theory, empirical research as well as top-levelday-to-day practice.
The programs are interdisciplinary in that they are catering for students with different professional backgrounds and since they aim at strengthening the exchange of methodologies and approaches across a wide range of disciplines, including humanities, social sciences and engineering sciences.
The programs consider the design studio as core courses where the integration between different disciplinary bodies of knowledge is implemented.
The programs train students in research methods and practices, culminating in either a written master thesis or a final design project.
Each program focuses on different aspects of the built environment:
- The Master of Human Settlements (60 ECTS) is oriented towards the built environment in developing countries and related problems. It aims at deepening the understanding of the dynamics of rapid change through critical analysis of approaches in architecture, construction, urban design and planning, thereby transcending conventional professional boundaries, and accentuating concepts of sustainable development.
- The Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning (120 ECTS) is oriented towards different forms of contemporary urbanization. It aims at forming alumni who can independently and critically operate by designing and planning spatial interventions and strategies that can impact upon actual urban developments, thereby manifesting a critical vision on the spatial organization of today’s society.
- The Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites (120 ECTS, organized in conjunction with the Department of Civil Engineering) is oriented towards built heritage conservation (monuments and sites). It aims at forming alumni in conservation and restoration studies who understand the history of concepts and practices in this field as well as its current contribution to sustainable architectural and urban development. The education contributes to the development of a proper interdisciplinary attitude within an international perspective.