The work carried out by architects is shaped by the responsible design of the built environment. Holistic design, academic work, and application-oriented research encourage independent study in line with your interests and spark an interest and a love for the architect profession.

Systematic and creative design methods are further developed in the communicative atmosphere of our studio. A large selection of specializations, which can be freely chosen, allows you to build upon your own interests. Each student is assigned their own workstation within our studios in which the communication between fellow students and teaching staff facilitates an open creative atmosphere. We base our degree programme on the needs of the world of architecture, both regionally and internationally, as well as future production requirements, and therefore provide an inspirational balance of professionalism and forward-looking applied research.


Degree:Master of Arts
Program duration:4 semesters
Admission restrictions:Degree programme-specific
Language of instruction:German
Special features:The Architecture master's degree programme follows directly on from the Architecture bachelor’s degree programme and therefore allows students to undertake five consecutive years of full-time study in the field of architecture. This complies with:
  1. The European standard: Automatic admission to all European architectural associations (of which the EU has been notified (Directive 2005/36/EC Annex v-7-1-architects of 14/09/2012 on the recognition of professional qualifications)
  2. The international standard: The curriculum is in line with the UNESCO/UIA Validation System and the UIA Accord of the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education (2011)
  3. Level 7 of the DQR (German Qualifications Framework), which allows students to go on to complete a doctorate and to enter the fourth qualification level of the Bavarian State Building Department (highest grade)
Subject to the fulfilment of additional prerequisites and the completion of content relating to urban development or urban planning, it is also possible to obtain entry into the Register of City Planners via the Bavarian Chamber of Architects.
Admission semester:Winter semester or summer semester
Application period:For the winter semester: 2 May to 24 July
For the summer semester: 15 November to 15 January


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Architecture is the right degree programme for you.


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International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

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Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm