MSc in Advanced Architecture at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences 4 semesters
Germany Full Time
Master of Science (MSc) Onsite

Students gain broad knowledge of design and construction through a combination of lecture series and modules that discuss design and construction in the areas of urban design, design of buildings in existing contexts and built environments, and design of new buildings. These topics are directly related to internationally oriented projects and a series of elective modules, giving students the chance to focus on their individual interests, which may then become the main focus of their Master’s theses. Moreover, 30 ECTS can be chosen from the German Master’s degree course “Design and Construction“ (“Entwurf und Konstruktion”).


Course Details:

By intensively studying several contexts from a global, diversity-oriented, and multicultural point of view, students develop an ability to independently translate any abstract design into a concrete implementation of material and construction. They will be able to combine professional, practical, technical, economic, ecological, and social aspects while, at the same time, taking varied cultural, historical, and climatic situations into consideration.

In the fourth semester, students write their Master’s theses.

The modules complement each other and are linked to one another, for instance, through combined projects, excursions, lectures, conferences, and e-learning. The integrated, international structure of the degree course offers students the chance to have unique study experience in the future-oriented metropolis of Frankfurt.

Course objectives

The study programme concentrates on the combination of design and construction. “Advanced Architecture“ means designing and constructing on all scales, from urban contexts to single details. Advanced, future-oriented concepts are developed and addressed in study projects and office internships as well as with the FFin (the Frankfurt University research institute) and in close collaboration with our cooperation partners from the construction sector.

In particular, graduates will be able to work at the interface between abstract designs and their concrete implementations. This means a focus on the planning phase, referred to in the German Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers as “execution planning“, with strong feedback on the design process and in close connection with current developments of scientific research in design and construction.

Relevant occupational fields of graduates are in architectural, engineering, and construction companies, the construction industry, property development and housing associations, real estate companies, and the public sector as well as the research and technological development of design and construction.

Enrollment Requirements:

Academic Admission Requirements

Admission to the English-language Master’s degree course in “Advanced Architecture“ is granted to applicants with a diploma or Bachelor’s degree in architecture with 180 ECTS, completed with a grade that corresponds at least to the grade of 2.3, as calculated according to the German grading system. Applicants will have to submit a CV, a portfolio describing their studies, and a letter of motivation. They also have to provide proof of at least a four-month internship in an area relevant to architecture.

Submit application to

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin


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Free of Cost

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The application deadline for the next summer semester is 1 March of the same year for applicants holding German Bachelor's degrees. Applicants with Bachelor’s degrees from foreign countries must submit their applications by 15 October of the previous year

Language Requirements:

English language skills should be at the level of TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6, or Cambridge First Certificate (A), corresponding to the level GER B2. Native English speakers as well as graduates from English-language Bachelor’s programs are exempt.

About the University/Institution:

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences offers practice-oriented study programmes of a high academic standard, opening the way to a broad range of attractive professions. Frankfurt University’s international orientation paves the way to the global job market. It not only offers a wide range of language courses and language learning levels but also maintains partnerships with about 100 universities worldwide. Students graduate with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees that are in conformity with international standards.


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