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Master of Architecture, International Options for unrelated Bachelor's


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This is my first post on the forum and I see that there are not that many posts in architecture! I hope I can get some information. Anyway, I have applied to five programs this year for the three year program. I spent a huge amount of time on my applications. I graduated with a BFA in photography and I took the summer program at Berkeley last year. So I am hoping to at least get into a couple of my choices.

That being said, I graduated from the University of British Columbia and I have always been interested in living outside of the US. Studying is often much cheaper that way too... I'm terrified of falling $150k in debt. I have done a lot of research and I basically found no options for architecture internationally considering that I am coming from an unrelated discipline.

I know UBC and Toronto have the three year option. It seems like even McGill and other Canadian universities can accomodate a four year option (two years undergrad, two years grad). I am inquiring into the Oslo School of Architecture because they might be willing to set up something similar. The Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam offers a four year program. This would be a dream come true, however only one of the four years is taught in English.

Outside of what I have listed, I have found nothing. Not even in the UK or Australia. This is very difficult to research though, so I am hopeful that there are some good options that I have not come across. Is there anyone out there who might know more?

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I thought the Bartlett School at UCL in London allowed you onto an M.Arch without the BA in Architecture... but I may be mis-remembering. It's also an absolutely amazing school!

This is my first post on the forum and I see that there are not that many posts in architecture! I hope I can get some information. Anyway, I have applied to five programs this year for the three year program. I spent a huge amount of time on my applications. I graduated with a BFA in photography and I took the summer program at Berkeley last year. So I am hoping to at least get into a couple of my choices.

That being said, I graduated from the University of British Columbia and I have always been interested in living outside of the US. Studying is often much cheaper that way too... I'm terrified of falling $150k in debt. I have done a lot of research and I basically found no options for architecture internationally considering that I am coming from an unrelated discipline.

I know UBC and Toronto have the three year option. It seems like even McGill and other Canadian universities can accomodate a four year option (two years undergrad, two years grad). I am inquiring into the Oslo School of Architecture because they might be willing to set up something similar. The Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam offers a four year program. This would be a dream come true, however only one of the four years is taught in English.

Outside of what I have listed, I have found nothing. Not even in the UK or Australia. This is very difficult to research though, so I am hopeful that there are some good options that I have not come across. Is there anyone out there who might know more?

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Thanks for this... I had even looked into Bartlett, but only at the standard diploma program. I do indeed like what I have read about their programs. It appears that their M.Arch in Urban Design is open to outside disciplines, but I am afraid that it is similar to the other international options that I have found. The description online is very brief, but I am sure that it isn't anywhere near the equivalent of a three year M.Arch in North America. It seems to have a very broad focus and it is only 12 months long. Perhaps it is similar to the Interprofessional Studio at the AA School. I will look into it and post if I come to a different conclusion.

I am really starting to realize that there just aren't any options overseas...

I thought the Bartlett School at UCL in London allowed you onto an M.Arch without the BA in Architecture... but I may be mis-remembering. It's also an absolutely amazing school!

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helloo , im going to change my major to architecture my prev course was engineering , do you know can i get acceptance from any high ranked universities ? can i get fund or sth/

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