Each main subject offers mandatory course units on architectural-scientific and construction matters that are relevant to the scale level that is being studied. Each main subject also includes studio work. A number of course units on engineering and preliminary vocational training are common to both main subjects. Choosing from a range of design studios and elective course units, you give further shape to curriculum. The design studios provide you with the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the lecturer’s vision on architectural design.
A fair share of the programme is devoted to research seminars with alternating topics based on the staff’s current research (Advanced Topics) As these seminars are a preparation for academic research, you make a choice that is informed by your Master’s dissertation topic. The Master’s dissertation is an independent piece of academic work in which you elaborate on a design or research question.
The programme’s flexibility allows you to either thoroughly specialize in a main subject, or to continue to cover the full breadth of architecture, from construction detail to city, from practice to theory.
Part of the Master’s programme is English-taught. This prepares Dutch-speaking students for the international professional environment in which they will end up after graduation. The English-taught part of the programme also attracts international students. In addition, the programme stimulates participation in study abroad initiatives (Erasmus), during which students gain international experience at universities abroad.