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: 02.05.2022 to 30.06.2022
For the summer semester: 15.11.2022 to 15.01.2023

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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 (in German) 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:

    The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

    • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

    • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
    • Telc German C1 University

    Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

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.
    Please note: To begin the degree programme in the winter semester 21/22, the portfolio must be submitted in digital form. This is done within the online application process where you can upload your work.
  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.


See also Profile of requirements for the degree programme

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