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Architecture is both the science and art of designing buildings. It involves the macro-level design of the overall built environment (urban planning, civic centers, plot divisions, landscape design) and the micro-level aspects of product design and furnishings. 

 As an art, Architecture presents the physical environment for living and lets society view and fashion their living space and environment differently. As a science, architecture fulfills our functional requirements, offering us an environment and space for living that is convenient and practical.

Popular Architecture Courses

The top courses provided by the leading architectural colleges globally cover a wide spectrum of subjects in architecture education.

Top Bachelor Courses Available

1.     Architectural History and Theory 

2.      Architectural Design Studio

3.      Building Materials and Construction

4.      Digital Design and Visualization

5.      Sustainable Architecture and Green Building

A catalog of the leading post-graduate courses offered at premium architectural colleges worldwide include:

Post- Graduate Courses Offered

1.      Masters of Architectural Design and History

2.      Masters of Architecture - Built Environment Interiors

3.      Masters of Architecture - Building Architecture

4.      Masters of Landscape Architecture

5.      Masters in Building and Architectural Engineering

Best Universities For Architecture  

Name of UniversityCourses

University College of London (UCL) - The UK

Ranked #1 Globally In the QS World University Rankings 2023

Urban Planning, Design and Management BSc (Hons)

Architecture BSc (Hons)

Architecture Msci (Hon)

Urban Planning and Real Estate BSc (Hons)

Engineering and Architectural Design MEng (Hon)

Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies BSc (Hons)

Sustainable Built Environments, Energy, and Resources MEng (Hon)

Civil Engineering with Integrated Foundation MEng

Creative Arts and Humanities BA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - United States

Ranked #2 in the QS Rankings

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSA)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies (SBAS)

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

Master of Science in Architecture Studies (M.S. Arch.S.)

Master of Science in Building Technology (SMBT)

Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology (SMACT)

Technical University of Delft (TUDelft) - The Netherlands

Ranked #3 in the QS Rankings

Bachelor of Science, BSc Architecture

Master of Science in Architecture

Master of Science in Building Technology

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETH) - Switzerland

Ranked #4 in the QS Rankings

Bachelor of Science ETH in Architecture (BSc ETH Arch)

Master of Science ETH in Architecture (MSc ETH Arch)

Manchester School of Architecture - The UK

Ranked #5 in the QS Rankings

BA (Hons) Architecture

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Harvard University - United States

Ranked #6 in the QS Rankings

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

National University of Singapore - Singapore

Ranked #7 in the QS Rankings

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Master of Architecture

Master of Arts in Architectural Conservation

Master of Landscape Architecture

Master of Science, Integrated Sustainable Design

Master of Arts in Urban Design

Master of Urban Planning

Tsinghua University - China

Ranked #8 in the QS Rankings

Bachelor in Architecture

Bachelor in Building Environment and Energy (HVAC)

University of California Berkeley - United States

Ranked #9 in the QS Rankings

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)


Politecnico di MIlano - Italy

Ranked #10 in the QS Rankings

M.Sc. Architectural Design and History

M.Sc. Architecture - Building Architecture

M.Sc. Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors

M.Sc. Architecture and Urban Design

M.Sc. Building and Architectural Engineering

M.Sc. Design and Engineering

M.Sc. Design for the Fashion System

M.Sc. Integrated Product Design

M.Sc. Interior and Spatial Design

M.Sc. Landscape Architecture - Land Landscape Heritage

M.Sc. Urban Planning and Policy Design

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the scope of architecture?

Architects have a variety of career options to pick from, like working for architecture firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, or as self-employed consultants. This enables architects to discover the perfect fit for their skills, interests, and goals. The scope of architecture is the complete built environment. It involves the design of an entire city or its subdivisions.

Is architecture easy to study?

An architecture degree is ranked as the most difficult college degree to major. Learning architecture at university requires you to be creative, hard-working, and logical. If you are attracted by the design, buildings, and infrastructure, this may be the proper subject of your study.

Which is the best country to pursue architecture courses?

Architecture is a trending course for international students to study overseas. The best countries to learn architecture are Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, China, Spain, France, Canada, and the United States of America. Every country has a specific architectural style affected by culture, history, and experiences.

Which subject is best for architecture?

For numerous potential architects, the finest way to be ready for a career in architecture lies in majoring in architecture-oriented courses in college, like architecture, construction engineering, architectural drafting, and urban planning. Besides, students should also evaluate related topics like engineering, mathematics, and environmental studies.

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