Umeå School of Architecture offers a 300 credit architectural
programme, enrolling 60 students yearly. The 5-year architectural
programme leads to a Master of Architecture. It is also possible to
obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture after three years of
study and a Master of Fine Arts in Architecture upon the completion
of the two final years of study. The master degree qualifies
students for work equivalent to students who hold a Master of
Science and is fully acknowledged in all European Countries. The
first three years of The Architectural Programe is held in both
Swedish and English while the Master's programs are
held entirely in English and open to international students.
Umeå School of Architecture and its courses are included in the
European Commission's Professional Qualifications Directive
2005/36/EC. You can download the directive including Annex V.7.1
The education is largely based on project assignments and aims
to integrate theoretical and scientific knowledge with artistic
process and research.
Throughout the Bachelor's programe, basic courses in
Architectural history, Architectural theory, Technology, Urban
planning and Architectural synthesis will be given. Focus lies on
providing students with a wide understanding of the subject
architecture, the necessary practical tools and implements for
analysis, conceptual sketch and composition skills, and a wide
range of technical knowledge.
The two final years of the education offers the students a
possibility to choose a subject orientation in order to immerse
themselves in the development of a professional identity, finding
their way to a basis for future research and practice.
Our goal is to collaborate with an international spectra of
schools to reflect our view of architecture as a global issue. Our
perspective is international; our staff has been recruited from
various countries, and guest lecturers from a number of renowned
schools will contribute.
The School of Architecture gives high priority to educational
trips and exchange programs. To encounter different contexts and
cultures, and to experience new buildings and situations will help
our students formulate their aesthetic values.