Architecture (MArch, Integrated Master in Architecture, 5 years / BAArch, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 4 years)
Integrated Master in Architecture (MArch) / Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (BAArch)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
Language of Instruction
English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek)
Mode of Study
Full-time or Part-time
Minimum ECTS Credits
MArch, 300ECTS / BAArch, 240ECTS
The Architecture Programme provides students with a comprehensive set of skills, competences and knowledge with the aim of preparing them for a career in Architecture.
The objective is to create critical thinkers, who are intellectually acute, socially aware, and technically skilled architects that can meaningfully contribute to contemporary architectural discourse. A strong design-based education equips students with both a hands-on approach and advanced knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge digital tools and technologies. Global issues are addressed, along with local conditions of culture, climate, the local industry and social needs. Ecological and sustainable thinking are highly valued, providing the necessary tools of context, comprehension and application of social, environmental and cultural aspects. The programme caters to diversity, enabling students to prepare complex design projects of various scales and in diverse contexts.
The programme acknowledges that design teaching is central to architectural education and is characterized by a strong emphasis on critical thinking, on positive and constructive reasoning and rationality, and on creative and reflective thought. Design is considered as the core skill of the architect. The programme develops around five thematic headings: design, technology, history and theory, communication and management & practice. Design projects aim to integrate all thematic positions into the process of ‘design thinking’ and to develop the students’ skill of combining and assimilating complex and multiple components of information and knowledge into the project proposal.
Following the completion of the 5-year cycle of studies (300ECTS) students are awarded an Integrated Master in Architecture (MArch). Students may choose to graduate in year 4 (following the completion of 240ECTS) with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (BAArch).
Graduates of the programme are well prepared for a labour market orientation and can pursue a professional career in architectural practice. They are also well equipped for further postgraduate studies or an academic career.
The programme is accredited by the CYQAA and has been designed in accordance with the European Commission’s Architects Directive. It is recognized by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK – Επιστημονικό Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Κύπρου) and the European Commission.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates of the Architecture Programme are well prepared for a labour market orientation and can pursue a professional career in architectural practice, both locally and abroad. They are also well equipped for further postgraduate studies or an academic career.
Indicative areas of possible employment sectors:
Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape, Urban Design and Planning practices.
Built Environment Engineering practices.
Architecture, Planning and Engineering Consultancies.
Governmental and Municipal Public sectors such as Planning Authorities, Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage departments.
Governmental Ministry departments such as Environmental […]