Master of Arts in Architecture

Course summary

The uniquely strong profile of the Joint Master of Arts in Architecture results from the synergies between the partner schools (Ecole d’ingénieurs et d’architectes de Fribourg, Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève), its multilingual nature with classes taught in German, French and English, as well as the international recognition and accreditation that the course enjoys.


The programme prepares students for independent and responsible roles in a complex environment requiring qualities of trans-disciplinary analysis, design and leadership, as well as creative approaches, solutions and the implementation of ideas. The process of experiential learning proceeds cyclically, balanced between theory and research.


Title / QualificationMaster of Arts in Architecture
  • Infraurbanism
  • Infratourism
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman, French, English
Course beginsspring semester: Week 8
autumn semester: Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Master program
Co-operationsUAS Western Switzerland, Fribourg; College of Engineering and Architecture EIA-FR; Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève hepia


The course of study provides students with the competency to manage an architectural project from the problem analysis phase all the way to structural realisation. It also provides them with the constructive logical thinking necessary to turn architectural processes into specific structural and economic reality. Graduates have the architectural and social skills to manage their own office or a team in the planning sector, while their internationally recognised university degree will allow them to work and participate in competitions around the world.

Detailed information

MA Architecture

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Head of degree programme

Hanspeter Bürgi

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