Aarhus School of Architecture

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Aarhus School of Architecture

Studies at the Aarhus School of Architecture require a basic artistic, aesthetic, technological and societal understanding. The education is project-oriented and trains students for a wide range of architectural tasks where design qualifications are in demand.

The school places great emphasis on being very active in the development of interdisciplinary cooperation schemes and gives top priority to the training taking place in an international as well as interdisciplinary environment where international students, visiting teachers, and lecturers form part of the research and teaching environment.

The graduates of the school find work within the fields of architecture, design, and planning, as well as within other interdisciplinary environments working with e.g. process, component, and communication design, plus research communication.

What you can study here

Master of Arts in Architecture


Aarhus School of Architecture offers a two-year Master's degree programme.

During the first year of MA studies, the students either choose to continue on the teaching programme they picked on the BA or they switch to another programme. In either case, they follow the selected teaching programme for the remaining study period.

The students are organised in studios that allow for specialisation in e.g. sustainability or urban planning. Theory-based teaching and students receiving supervision from external mentors in subjects related to practice are mandatory elements of the MA programme.

The MA students can choose to do a six-month internship during the first year of the programme. The fourth and final semester of the MA programme is devoted to the
graduation project.

On successful completion of a master degree, you are awarded the title: Master of Arts (MA) in Architecture.

Career opportunities: our master programmes in architecture train you to work professionally as an architect in the fields of research, artistic development and practice.


Eligibility: Bachelor Degree in Architecture. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture.This means that your school of architecture must be recognised by the national architectural association/body as a degree that leads to a professional qualification as an architect.In addition, the following criteria apply:
  • Applicants must have successfully completed their bachelor studies prior to the start of the programme.
  • Students studying programmes that only lead to master degrees must submit documentation from their school/university that they have/will have completed studies equivalent to a bachelor degree.
  • Applicants whose degree is in a major-minor system, must have their major in architecture. Applicants with a minor in architecture or architectural studies are noteligible.
  • Applicants with bachelor degrees in all other subjects, including design, interior architecture, construction, and engineering, are not eligible for admission.
  • In Denmark, only applicants with bachelor degrees from KADK or Aarhus School of Architecture are eligible for admission.
English proficiency: Minimum requirements for 2015-16: TOEFL PBT (paper-based) score: 575, TOEFL iBT (internet-based) score: 90, IELTS score: 6.5.
Results are only valid for two years, and must be taken within the two years prior to the application deadline.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg Unoiversity directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://ufm.dk/en/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


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

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

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

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