StudiesDegree programmes
Architecture and Urban Design

Architecture and Urban Design
(Master of Science)

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© Julian Martitz/LUH
Profile
Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (compulsory)

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The aim of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture and Urban Design is to train students to work in the area of the development, planning and construction of buildings, urban ensembles and spatial contexts in urban and rural areas. Joint modules offered in collaboration with Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning degree programmes at the Faculty enable students to undertake more interdisciplinary work.

The Master’s degree programme in Architecture and Urban Design revolves around architectural and urban design and its implementation in construction by means of practice-oriented teaching. Students expand on their knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, planning and engineering related to the professional field of architecture, and undertake more interdisciplinary teamwork.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Art and creative design
  • Architecture sociology
  • Building construction
  • Digital methods
  • Design and building design
  • History and theory
  • Structural design
  • Technical equipment of buildings
  • Urban design
Course Content

The degree programme enables students to expand on their knowledge in the following five areas of competence: Design and Building Construction; Design and Building Design; Design and Urban Design; History and Theory of Architecture; Creative Design and Architectural Drafting.

In this degree programme, students take courses to suit their strengths, abilities and self-developed issues, enabling them to establish their very own learning biography, supported by a wide range of courses and accompanied by mentors experienced in science and practice.

 

Semester1234
Compulsory ModulesPlenum A (2 CP)Plenum B (2 CP)Master Thesis (20 CP)
Compulsory Electives
(min. 10 CP from each area of expertise required)

Comprehensive Project (12 CP) Comprehensive Project (12 CP) Comprehensive Project (12 CP)
+ Compulsory Elective Modules (15 CP)+ Compulsory Elective Modules (20 CP)+ Compulsory Elective Modules (15 CP)+ Compulsory Elective Modules (10 CP)
Studium GeneraleExternal Elective Modules (replace max. 10 CP of the Compulsory Electives)
Recommended Abilities
  • A high level of motivation
  • The ability to work independently and in teams
Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree is the academic prerequisite for acceptance to a Chamber of Architecture. Additional state-specific requirements must also be met before graduates can be admitted to a Chamber of Architecture. This degree programme is one of only a few degrees in Germany that have been notified by the EU for automatic acceptance before all European Chambers of Architects.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

Please note that an application folder and an internship certificate must be submitted for the application in addition to the regular application documents. The application folder includes a motivation letter as well as work samples (DIN A4 format).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

There is no minimum grade / entry grade for the Master's application. Notwithstanding the currently valid admission regulations for Master's programmes, the minimum grade of 2.5 is no longer applied. The admission regulations will be revised in this regard.

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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30167 Hannover
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