Chalmers University of Technology

Architecture and Urban Design, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The field of Architecture and Urban Design is closely linked to some of today’s most pressing societal, environmental and cultural challenges. It encompasses a wide range of capabilities, from design and technology to critical thinking. This programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.


This Architecture and Urban design Master's Programme at the Chalmers University of Technology emphasises an explorative orientation and a research by design approach in order to unfold the professional profile, skill and scope of the design professions.

The main aim is to provide a broad, architectural education as a preparation for professional activity as an architect in many different roles.
The Chalmers School of Architecture emphasises an explorative orientation and research by design approach in order to unfold the professional profile, skill and scope of the design professions. The ambition is to promote convincing joint future visions for the development of the built environment.

Why apply

Chalmers education in Architecture is noted for:

  • its humanistic view of architecture,
  • design projects based on real tasks and problems in society,
  • contacts with users in briefing and designing,
  • open interaction between teachers and student, and
  • an inspiring atmosphere free of prestige.

Career opportunities

A formation in architecture offers a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of architectural design, development, and research in the design and construction industries. It leads to employment at architecture firms and urban planning offices, in the construction industry and at real estate companies. Other career opportunities include working as an academic researcher or technical advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable development and the design professions
  • Matter, space, structure
  • Architecture and urban space design 
  • Future visions for healthcare, housing and work 3: Healthcare architecture
  • Material and detail
  • Matter, space, structure 
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We want to form architects with a high ability to design, with a decisive creative edge, able to work in an international context within in all relevant parts of the construction- and real-estate-sector. The education relies on well grounded experience and integrates elements of research initiation.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Spatial planning or Urban design.

Prerequisites: An architect project portfolio is required, demonstrating a documented proficiency in urbanism, architecture and architectural spatial design.

English Language Proficiency

The most common and important scores that are accepted are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)

  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)

  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19745 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19745 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 190 000 SEK/ academic year;


Meritorious students from around the world, required to pay tuition fees, are eligible for one of the numerous scholarships offered and administrated by Chalmers. Additionally, there are several external scholarships that you can apply for such as the Swedish Institute Scholarships. Students are also encouraged to search for and identify other such scholarships.

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