Master in Architecture

Join the profession. Then redefine it.
Our master’s in architecture (MArch) combines the rigorous training required to achieve professional licensure in Spain and the European Union with an international, entrepreneurial, and sustainable approach. We help you gain professional licensure, and then redefine the profession. On your own terms.
PROGRAM

Graduate

DURATION

10 months

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid

Mode of study

Full-time

Format

In-person

Intake

September 2023

The program consists of three elements: the Thesis Project module, led by world-renowned architect, educator, and entrepreneur Ben Van Berkel, of Amsterdam based UNStudio; an intensive architectural design and building construction studio based on sustainable technologies and architectural strategies; and the Design Management Module,which builds on our legacy of excellence in entrepreneurial thinking and business training, as applied to the fields of architecture and design.

The master’s in architecture program, held in our new Madrid vertical campus, as well as in Amsterdam, prepares graduates to become leaders in the architectural profession as well as in related design fields. With our rigorous, innovative approach, small class sizes, and access to IE’s international network of partners and alumni, you’ll not only be ready to join the profession. You’ll be ready to lead. On day one.

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Master in Architecture at IE University

3 REASONS TO JOIN THE MASTER’S IN ARCHITECTURE

Ambitious careers, sustainability, co-living, skyscrapers and courtyards—working in harmony. Join our Master in Architecture masterclasses to learn more about what the world of architecture has to offer.

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WHO SHOULD JOIN THIS PROGRAM?

This program is intended for students looking to complete their professional architectural licensure requirements in Spain, and who want an international, innovative approach to the profession.

The MArch is open to all students who have graduated with the Spanish 5-year non-license-granting undergraduate architectural studies (“fundamentos de arquitectura” or “estudios de arquitectura”) degree, from any accredited Spanish university.

Students who have graduated with a minimum 5-year degree from other countries and have demonstrated a record of academic excellence may be eligible for our intensive Professional Acesss Path (PAP) option, which can provide access to the MArch program for those who have not completed their undergraduate studies in Spain.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

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DIGITAL FABRICATION

Our MIT-certified FabLab will play a fundamental role in your time at IE. You’ll have direct access to the latest digital fabrication tools, and will be able to integrate them into your work every step of the way.

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NETWORK

When you join IE, you’re not just enrolling in a school. You’re joining an international network of alumni, partners, and fellow students. Wherever your work or your life may take you, our international network will be there to help.

INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION

At IE, you’re not just a face in the crowd. We’re highly selective and we like to keep our groups small enough so that we know each and every one of our students, and can help challenge, guide, and encourage them individually as they move along their path.

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LEARNING INNOVATION

Architecture education has been around for a while. We appreciate what’s been done in the past but are always looking for new ways to address the challenges of the future. The world’s changing fast. We think architecture education needs to change too.

NAAB International Certification

The Bachelor in Architectural Studies and Master in Architecture offered by the IE School of Architecture and Design at IE University, as well as the former Bachelor in Architecture are being assessed by the NAAB’s International Certification program.

“International Certification” identifies a program as comparable in educational outcomes in all significant aspects to a U.S.-based program and indicates that it provides an educational experience meeting acceptable standards, even though such program may differ in format or method of delivery. While International Certification is not accreditation, ICert recognition by the NAAB represents that a program of architecture has achieved the highest standard of quality assurance in professional architecture education.

The ICert process consists of three visits by a NAAB team to a program over a minimum of three years. A NAAB assessment team conducted a virtual visit to the IE School of Architecture and Design on 27–29 October 2020. The NAAB Board of Directors voted to advance the program to visit two, which will take place in spring 2022. A decision on whether the program will receive the ICert designation is anticipated in 2023.

The following ICert documents are available for download:

BEING PART OF THE IE COMMUNITY

Our masterclasses feature innovative guest speakers who are active architecture and design professionals, offering incisive insight into current trends. These sessions are complemented by diverse events such as School Day, which brings together students, impactful alumni, and world-class faculty members. This is what the IE Community is all about—a life-long network of support to help you design your own path to professional success.

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WHERE DO OUR STUDENTS AND COLLABORATORS HAVE LEADING ROLES?

Our innovative master’s in architecture combines a year-long thesis project, led by Thesis Chair Ben van Berkel, along with advanced design and construction courses, and an intensive Design Management Module, where you’ll begin to chart your individual professional path.
  • Foster & Partners
  • Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Perkins + Will
  • ARUP
  • David Chipperfield Architects

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Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.

At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.

In the particular case of the Master in Architecture, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

Find out more about Liquid Learning at IE University