The Architecture master’s programme is a second-cycle programme and the consecutive continuation of the bachelor’s programme. It builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in a bachelor’s degree and allows you to pursue an individual focus.

The degree programme is designed to provide graduates the competence to be able to independently provide theoretical and practical answers to spatial problems within the interdisciplinary and international professional profile of architecture.

Master of Arts
Program duration
4 Semester
Admission restrictions
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: 02.05.2024 to 15.05.2024
For the summer semester: 15.11.2024 to 30.11.2024

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Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

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Information on admission

Qualification requirements

  1. successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in architecture comprising at least six theoretical semesters of study at a university with 180 ECTS credits or an equivalent degree.
  2. Documentation of at least 16 weeks of relevant professional work. It is possible to provide evidence of this qualification requirement within the first year after commencing studies.

  3. Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

Overview of all recognised language proficiency documentation (pdf in German)

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Aptitude for the specific degree programme:

  1. A portfolio in printed and/or digital form (maximum size of 20 sheets in DIN A3 format) with representative work from previous studies and curriculum vitae: Documents on design and construction work done in the context of papers, from participation in competitions, or documentation of practical experience.
  2. Your portfolio in printed form will be discussed during face-to-face interviews. Please also submit any work from your studies that will not be completed until after the application deadline (e.g. bachelor’s thesis).
  3. After successful pre-assessment, invitation to the admission interview (usually week 29 or 30 for the winter semester and week 6 or 7 for the summer semester)

    For all points, see the applicable Study and Examination Regulations.

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Faculty advisor

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