M. Arch in Abroad: Things to Know

Considering an M. Arch abroad? There are several M. Arch courses abroad that are suitable for those with the right qualification and aptitude for the program. The usual tenure for these courses is 24 to 42 months across several countries. You can find employment as an architect, project architect, design architect, landscape architect, urban planner, and senior project architect after completing the course. 

Top Universities Offering the Course (Country-Wise)

Here are the leading M. Arch courses abroad that are suitable for aspirants (country-wise). 


1. University of Michigan

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3. Georgia University of Technology

4. Harvard University

5. The University of Texas at Austin

6. Stanford University

7. Cornell University

8. University of Pennsylvania

9. Columbia University

10. University of California


1. University of Cambridge

2. The University of Manchester

3. University College London (UCL)

4. The University of Edinburgh

5. The University of Manchester

6. The University of Sheffield

7. Loughborough University

8. Cardiff University

9. Newcastle University

10. Lancaster University

11. Oxford University


1. The University of Toronto

2. McGill University

3. The University of British Columbia

4. University of Montreal

5. Ryerson University

6. University of Calgary

7. The University of Waterloo

8. Carleton University

9. Algonquin College

10. Dalhousie University


1. RMIT University

2. The University of Melbourne

3. The University of New South Wales

4. The University of Sydney

5. Monash University

6. Curtin University

7. The Queensland University of Technology

8. The University of Adelaide

9. The University of Technology Sydney

10. The University of Queensland


1. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

2. Eth Zurich, Switzerland

3. Politecnico di Milano, Italy

4. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

5. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

6. Technical University of Munich, Germany

7. KU Leuven, Belgium

8. Technical University of Berlin, Germany

9. Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain


1. Architecture

2. Building

3. Construction and Construction Management

4. Urbanism

5. Design and Sustainable Development

6. Architectural Conservation and Restoration

7. Urban planning and design

8. Housing

9. Building engineering and management

10. Landscape design

11. Interior design

12. Project management

13. Architectural History and Theory

14. Design engineering

15. Building energy performance

16. Industrial engineering

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Level of Education

The M. Arch program is taught at the postgraduate level. 

Average Fee Required for the Program

The average fees are approximately $16,500-55,700 per year (around INR 1.16 lakh to INR 41.78 lakh) in the US. They stand at roughly £20-50,000 per year or approximately INR 20-50 lakh in the UK and Europe. The tuition fees also stand at CAD 10-50,000 (approximately INR 5.96 lakh to INR 29.80 lakh on average in Canada. In Australia, the approximate tuition fees are AUD 34,700-135,720 (approximately INR 19.06 lakh to INR 74.56 lakh). 

Job Prospects

There are excellent job prospects for those pursuing an M. Arch program. Graduates can find work as urban planners and designers, landscape architects, town planners, interior designers, restoration and conservation architects, structural engineers, research architects, industrial and product designers, building surveyors, and architectural technologists. Other positions include interior and spatial designers, construction managers, estimators, VFX, and other artists among others. 

Architects will find work in both public and private establishments including government bodies and organizations along with law firms, offices, conglomerates, and companies in the engineering, building, design, environmental sustainability, green energy, construction, and other related sectors. 

Expected Remuneration/Salary

According to Payscale, the average salaries are the following: 

1. Architectural Designers- $46-82,000 (approximately INR 34.50 lakh to INR 61.50 lakh). Design Architects- $41-112,000 (approximately INR 30.75 lakh to INR 84 lakh). 

2. Architects- $42-100,000 (INR 31.50 lakh to INR 75 lakh).

3. Project Architects- $57-122,000 (INR 42.75 lakh to INR 91.50 lakh).

4. Architectural Job Captain- $49-75,000 (INR 36.75 lakh to INR 56.25 lakh).

5. Senior Project Architects- $66-125,000 (INR 49.50 lakh to INR 93.75 lakh). 

The average salary per year is $64,000 (approximately INR 48 lakh) for trained and qualified architects.

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