About this master
Want to make a positive impact on the world through architecture and urban design? This MSc degree prepares architects and other professionals to develop and rebuild communities affected by rapid urbanization, poverty, conflict and natural disasters. It is the only masters with a joint focus on international cooperation, sustainable urban development and emergency architecture, promoting a holistic approach that integrates interdisciplinary knowledge and citizen participation and enables practitioners to manage projects in cooperation and sustainable development ranging from the urban to the architectural scale.
Reasons to study this master
- Wide range of job opportunities This master course prepares both professionals and academics to critically intervene in the context of international cooperation and urban development. A mandatory internship period provides students with the connections and experience needed to secure positions in institutions like international cooperation agencies, municipal planning offices, research institutes and consultancy firms that deal with international cooperation, post-disaster and post-conflict contexts, foreign aid, human settlements, slum improvement and infrastructure development, among other areas. The master provides immediate access to PhD programs in Europe after approving the 60 ECTS due to its official accreditation.
- Interdisciplinary and inter-scalar approach Meeting the complex challenges presented by the field of development requires holistic solutions that integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and range from the urban to the architectural scale, which is why our program counts on a prestigious roster of both local and international professors from diverse sectors and professional practices.
- Multicultural environment Much like our faculty, our students hail from diverse countries around the globe, making for an exceptionally international and enriching learning environment and a valuable professional network.
What our alumni say
This master was the best combination of practical training and theoretical teaching to help me take the leap from traditional architectural practice into the field of socially responsible design.
Chris Kulp, USA