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Urbanism and Societal Change

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Over the past decades, new forms of architectural practices have emerged that have re-embedded architecture in broader societal challenges –namely in the context of the contemporary impetus towards sustainable development. This  programme will provide you with an expanded set of instruments and develop your skills in bridging research and design within the architectural/urban project. And by doing so, support you in developing an engaged, critical and constructive approach to sustainability in the context of contemporary societal transformation.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

School of Architecture : Tel. +45 4170 1500, 

About the Degree

The first three semesters of the teaching program each focus on the spatial implications of one key societal shift taking place in a Nordic and European context, for example:

  • political-economic transformations (eg. revised welfare frameworks, post-affluent Europe);
  • demographic transformations (eg. population ageing, shrinking populations, household recomposition, generational distortion);
  • climatic- environmental transformations (eg. weather weirding, sea level rise).    

The fourth semester will involve students’ self-identified societal transformations and self-programmed projects. 


Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission. In 2015-16 the requirements are: TOEFL (paper-based) score 575, TOEFL (internet-based) score 90, IELTS score 6.5. 

For more information about admission, see here.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System   


Application date
Feb 27
Start date
Sep 01


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