In our master’s programme in Architecture, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of architecture and planning, including socially sustainable values and approaches.

This degree programme:

  • affords you the time and space you need to develop your own architectural and social philosophies;
  • expands your specialist knowledge in the ‘Architecture & Wood’ and ‘Architecture & Areal’ focus areas;
  • provides you with additional skills in conceptual and constructive design;
  • broadens your horizons by providing access to applied research and innovative practices;
  • grants you access to our programmes in wood, and the research and training topics they cover;
  • allows you to select the topic of your master’s thesis and position yourself for your future as an architect;
  • positions you for freelance work or leading roles in the construction industry;
  • is offered in cooperation with HES-SO Fribourg and HES-SO Geneva. 

Video on the master thesis in architecture (in German)


  • Title/Degree Master of Arts (MA) in Architecture
  • Specialisations Architecture & Wood – Constructive design with renewable resources
    Architecture & Areal – Conceptual design in constructed space
  • Mode of study Full-time (4 semesters)
    Part-time (7 semesters)
  • Start date Autumn: Calendar week 38
    Spring: Calendar week 8
  • Application deadline Autumn semester: 31 May
    Spring semester: 31 October
  • ECTS credits 120 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German, courses at HES-SO conducted in English and French
  • Location Biel City Lab
  • School School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

This degree programme is offered in German. For detailed information, go to the German page.