Faculty of Architecture
The International Master of Science in Architecture is offered by the recently inaugurated Faculty of Architecture, the most recent embodiment of a century-old tradition of excellence in architectural education at the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture. The programme’s uniqueness stems from the integration and interaction of design studios and technical, theoretical and explorative artistic courses and research.
Architecture is characterised by a multi-disciplinary and holistic scope. It is influenced by critical knowledge and coherent methodologies drawn from the humanities and technological sciences. In our faculty, the design process – and particularly its social and cultural role – is the core of our education. It also defines the trajectory of our graduates’ later practice or research career.
The teaching staff at the Sint-Lucas campuses includes many leading international architects and researchers all of whom bring extensive experience in the field of Architecture and Urban Design to the classroom and design studio.
In addition to the International Master of Science in Architecture, the faculty offers the following related programmes (taught in Dutch): Master of Science in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Urban Design and Spatial Planning. Interaction between the different programmes is stimulated through shared reviews, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, excursions, etc.
Situated in the heart of Europe, Brussels and Ghent are two culturally vibrant and diverse international university cities. Both cities are centrally located and are easily accessible from anywhere in Europe or abroad. Both Ghent, the historic heart of Flanders, and Brussels, the capital of Europe, provide students with a particularly invigorating environment, combining the most diverse aspects of architecture with unexpected cultural opportunities to widen one’s own frame of reference. Brussels and Ghent are simultaneously historical cities and dynamic, modern architectural and cultural centres, offering a full-option architectural, social and historical landscape. The Sint-Lucas campuses are well-equipped base points from which to further develop and engage in the contemporary discourse on architecture from multiple critical vantage points.
Master of Science in Architecture
The Faculty of Architecture offers a two-year programme leading to the academic degree of Master of Science in Architecture. This international-oriented Master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over (a minimum of) four semesters. All courses are taught entirely in English.
The Master’s programme explores architecture from a research-by-design and design-by-research perspective. Students are educated and trained in a multicultural and international context. The programme combines an academic approach with an artistic-experimental approach. It is characterised by a fully-integrated design methodology, providing students with solid skills in the contemporary discipline of architectural design and research. The International Master of Science in Architecture is organised at both of the faculty’s campuses, though with a different orientation:
• Brussels Campus (established in 1887): Architecture: Urban Projects, Urban Cultures
• Ghent Campus (established in 1862): Architecture: Resilient and and Sustainable Strategies
More info: http://arch.kuleuven.be/english
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