Urbanism and Societal Change

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


MA in Urbanism and Societal Change is based upon the ambitions to a) embed the architectural/urban project within the dynamic conditions of contemporary society, b) couple research and design within the project process, and c) train future architects as leading actors in the sustainable development of the built environment.

Profound societal transformations, ranging from economic to demographic shifts, and altered resource availability to climatic change indicate that we can no longer expect the future conditions of the discipline to be an extrapolation of the past. These emerging conditions challenge conventional understandings of urban spatial organization and the role of the architect and planner. In this context the capacity of architects to identify, understand and respond to these new conditions affecting the discipline becomes increasingly crucial.

Career Opportunities  

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About the Degree

The course is structured by four independent, yet mutually informing semesters. Each semester will be organized around the theme of a particular societal transformation, with an associated set of courses, lectures, and assignments.

Each theme articulates a starting point for the exploration of a wider and complex set of interrelated phenomena. 


Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

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Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

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Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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