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Top 5 M.Arch colleges in Europe


A master's degree program in architecture will usually take one to three years depending on an applicant's undergraduate degree. Applicants with a five-year bachelor's degree in architecture (B. Arch.) will typically complete the degree in one to two years. A masters degree would be well worth the effort and allows you to lead a design team in many instances. European countries had already proved their architectural excellence and so actually pursuing a masters degree from these countries gives the candidate a wide exposure and equips the students with the ability to tackle any project.

The general eligibility requirements for applying to Masters in Architecture in Europe are as follows:

-Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 50% approx.

-Design portfolio

-Proof of English proficiency by submitting IELTS or TOEFL test scores

Apart from these criteria, certain documents are also important while applying to the universities, requirements might differ for each one but below mentioned are the basic ones:

- Design portfolio

- Personal statement

- Resume/CV

- GRE scores

- Statement of purpose

- Proof of English proficiency test

- Recommendation Letter

According to QS News World University Ranking 2020 for architecture and built environment, the following are the top universities offering Masters of Architecture in Europe:

1. Delft University ( Netherlands)

2. ETH, Zurich ( Switzerland )

3. Politecnico di Milano ( Italy )

4. The University of Sheffield ( United Kingdom )

5. University of Manchester ( United Kingdom )

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” – Le Corbusier