Master’s Degree in Architecture

Qualifying program to obtain professional skills
Master’s Degree in Architecture

Master’s Degree in Architecture

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* Campus:Some Saturday sessions may be taught at the Madrid - Princesa Campus

Student profile: In accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of Order EDU 2075/2010, the academic characteristics that define this admission profile are those of students who have obtained the Bachelor's degrees referred to in the first section of the Ministers' Agreement of July 23, 2010, which establishes the conditions for curricula that lead to obtaining degrees that enable exercising the regulated profession of Architect, as stated by the directives indicated in EDU Order 2075/2010. Access to the studies leading to obtaining the enabling Master's degree for the exercise of the regulated profession of Architect will require first passing the Bachelor's degree teachings contained in EDU 2075/2010.

Graduate profile: The profile of the student graduated from the Master's Degree in Architecture is that of people capable of:

  • Practicing the profession of architect who has regulated professional powers, this situation determines the scope of development of the professional exercise, as well as his specialization.
  • Solving problems in new or little-known environments within broad and multidisciplinary contexts related to Architecture, and also capable of generating new knowledge in the sector's own areas.
  • Creating architectural projects that meet the esthetic and technical demands and requirements of its users, respecting the limits imposed by budgetary factors and construction regulations.
  • Knowing the research and preparation methods of construction projects.
  • Understanding the profession of architect and his role in society.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Architecture

Center responsible:Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Openings available: 195 (45 classroom attendance and 150 blended).

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2013 - 2014

Type of Education: Class attendance / Blended
(it allows for a schedule compatible with professional activity)

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project

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Quality of the degree

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RCR Arquitectes, WEST 8 and LABICS are some of the directors of the unit

Nebrija University is a pioneer in teaching this program, thus completing the training cycle of architecture students that leads them to exercising their profession in a very demanding context and with a clear international vocation.

This Master's degree is oriented to the integral and experimental training in the development and management of the architecture project, from a professional approach in a multidisciplinary context. Advanced knowledge in energy, construction, urban planning and structures will be taught with the transversal development of the project discipline with a fully contemporary base.

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The Master's Degree in Architecture in the blended modality allows for a schedule that is compatible with a professional activity, allowing the student to design their own training process adapting it to their personal and professional needs.

Architecture is in a process of profound transformation in all its constituent aspects. It is in this context where the needs and demands of our society must be met by professionals with a solid and excellent training. The qualifying aspect of the Master's Degree in Architecture makes it a determining value for those who want to practice the profession of Architect in Spain.

This program means a clear commitment by a highly qualified and sensitized professional to the future challenges that he will have to face. An architect capable of carrying out all his skills within a complex and variable context, and where only the best prepared will participate in the most intense and attractive projects.

Who is it for?

Graduates of Fundamentals of Architecture according to the EDU order 2075/2010. Architects already professionally qualified by their curricula prior to EDU 2075/2010.


The teaching methodology will be oriented to delving into the different aspects contemplated in complex projects, while directed by specialists of recognized international prestige in the matter. In the same way, a continuous monitoring of the student will be carried out, promoting a highly personalized attention. The program is also taught for groups in blended modality.

Nebrija University develops academic alliances with leading companies and international educational institutions in order to increase the network and quality of knowledge of our programs.

Fernando Moral Andrés Director of the Department of Architecture

"The challenges that today's society poses implies the development of different academic approaches capable of preparing the best professionals. The Master's Degree in Architecture (qualifying degree) is a solid way that allows you to develop your own projects in an effective way. A program created to address a subject that is both rigorous and experimental from an integrative approach, and with some work units led by some of the professionals with the greatest international prestige of the moment. The development of deep and cutting-edge knowledge around complex architectural design, sustainable construction, unique structures and landscape opens a door to new perspectives of making architecture."

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A natural continuation to the Bachelor’s Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture

A modern and cutting-edge program

The curriculum of this master's degree was designed based on the latest developments and needs of the sector, such as the importance of sustainable development.

A modality adapted to your needs

The possibility of studying the program in the class attendance or blended modalities allows the student to combine his personal and professional life with his education.

Supported by the Nebrija – Santander Chair for Sustainable Transportation

With projects such as the GreenWay Project, which researches sustainable and non-polluting transportation systems.


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This Master's degree has a system of teaching units defined and taught by internationally renowned specialists along with our academic faculty.
Workshops are divided into four main fields: Construction | Urban planning | Structures | Projects.

The student must take 60 credits

First Semester 18 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included
  • 3 ECTS | Research Methodology
  • 3 ECTS | Building Energy Management
  • 6 ECTS | Construction and restoration
  • 6 ECTS | Composition and project workshop

Second Semester 12 ECTS

  • From January to June, both included
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced urban planning workshop
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced structure analysis

Final Research Project 30 ECTS

  • 30 ECTS | Final Research Project
    • Transversal to the two four-month periods: The Final Research Project will begin to be considered during the first four-month period, although most of its work is carried out in the second one. This way the teaching load between the two four-month periods will be approximately balanced.

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Career Opportunities

This Master's degree qualifies the student to practice the profession of architect in Spain. It is a gateway to work within the free exercise of the profession, in public entities and companies linked to this field of knowledge. Also, those students who have completed it, and in accordance with current regulations, may study the doctorate degree.


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We have an enriching context in which our students are trained within a multidisciplinary environment. This ecosystem is complemented by the presence of key figures for current architecture, such as Patrik Schumacher, Emanuel Christ and Assemble, together with educational projects developed with universities such as HIT - Harbin Institute of Technology (China), MARCH - Moscow School of Architecture (Russia) and Central Saint Martins (United Kingdom). The professional internships are supported by companies such as Ikea, Cosentino, Acciona and Ferrovial.


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