IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Master Program

Master programme

Curriculum | Courses

MArch.
180 ECTS / 6 Semesters
Teaching language: Englisch

Architecture is the three-dimensional expression of a society. Accordingly, as mentioned in the preamble, the programme is geared toward the acquisition of technical and theoretical knowledge in connection with the development of design ideas. However, it also gives students an awareness of the fact that architecture is part of culture and that they bear a responsibility with regard to the given tasks. By critically reflecting on “practical necessities” and standardised procedures, their specific expertise regarding space and organisation enables them to devise solutions to current and, above all, future problems and to meet the demands of society.


This is possible thanks to an educational training that encourages collaboration and imparts to the students the necessary tools and platforms for communication. Work in the design studios trains an openness between various disciplines, and the master programme intensifies this close interaction all the more as it is now possible to increase the intensity of studies on the structure and the solving of tasks to an advanced level.

For admission, proof of successful completion of a bachelor degree in architecture must be provided.