General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Professional

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


School of Architecture / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Architecture and town planning (0731)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be qualified to practice the profession of Architect as stipulated in the provisions of Ministerial Order EDU/2075/2010 of 29 July (BOE, 31 July 2010) and will possess the following professional competences: – They will have have an in-depth knowledge of research methods and the design of construction projects. – Graduates will also be capable of creating architectural projects that will satisfy both aesthetic and technical demands as well as user requirements, and which at the same time, comply with budgetary constraints and construction regulations. – Finally graduates will have a solid understanding of the architectural profession and its function in society. Accordingly, they will know how to design and implement projects that also take social factors into consideration.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Arquitectura

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Access to a regulated profession

Professional Status Architect

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Analysis of Computer-Aided Structure Calculations 1st Year 2nd Semester
Architecture: City, Heritage and Landscape 1st Year 1st Semester
Diverse Perspectives on Project Attentions 1st Year 2nd Semester
Energy Efficiency. Rating and Near-zero Energy Buildings (Refurbished and New Buildings) 1st Year 2nd Semester
Geotechnical Risks in Urban Areas 1st Year 2nd Semester
Heritage, Memory and Architecture 1st Year 2nd Semester
Homes, Domestic Spaces and Ways of Living 1st Year 2nd Semester
Intervention in Existing Buildings 1st Year 1st Semester
Legislation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Project and Planning Management 1st Year 1st Semester
Project Technology and Construction Management: Budgeting, Prevention and Quality Control 1st Year 2nd Semester
Structure Projects, Old Structural Mechanics, Structural Failure and Refurbishment 1st Year 1st Semester
Sustainability, Design and Calculation in Bioclimatic Architecture 1st Year 2nd Semester
Sustainable Urbanism Laboratory 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Students wishing to undertake this Master’s degree must demonstrate specific aptitudes acquired as a result of successfully completing a Grado (Bachelor’s Degree) in Fundamentals of Architecture, a Grado (Bachelor’s Degree) in Architecture or another degree that meets the access requirements as stipulated in Ministerial Order DU/2075/2010, of 29 July. These competencies are the following:; C1 – Working knowledge of architectural history and theory, and of related arts, technology and human sciences; C2 – Working knowledge of the Fine Arts as an influencing factor in the quality of architectural conception; C3 – Working knowledge of urbanism, urban planning and the techniques employed in the planning process; C4 – Understanding of the problems associated with structural conception, construction and engineering that may arise during building projects, and the techniques used to resolve these; C5 – Working knowledge of physical problems, the different technologies and the various functions of buildings, to ensure that the latter are comfortable and protected against the effects of weather and climate; C6 – Working knowledge of the relevant industries, organisations, standards and procedures, in order to translate projects into buildings and use building plans effectively in the planning process; C7 – Ability to understand the relationships between people and buildings, and between the latter and their environment, along with the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to reflect human needs and scale.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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