General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

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)

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


School of Architecture / Granada campus

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

  • Architecture and town planning (0731)


Students who have completed the second cycle have the following competences:
– They possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
– They are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
– They are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
– They know how to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
– They possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.

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

Applicable regulations Ministerial Order DU/2075/2010, of 29 July (Spanish Government Gazette, BOE 185 of 31 July 2010)

Programme courses

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


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.

Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.

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.

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