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5410071: Master’s Thesis

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Semester:WS 22/23
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:130.0 L / 97.5 h
Self-directed study time:532.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)


The Master's Thesis builds upon the Preliminary Study. It includes a developed hypothesis which is verified (or falsified) within the context of a given or freely chosen design project.


    • Execute complex defined and self-defined projects of research, development or investigation and identify and implement relevant outcomes.
    • Develop an architectural idea into a sustainable proposal, carefully taking into consideration the project's historical, theoretical, cultural, economic and social context.
    • Communicate and articulate ideas and information fluently in English language and work comprehensively in visual, oral and written forms.
    • Make formal presentations about specialist topics to informed audiences.
    • Exercise autonomy and initiative in carrying out set project briefs and self-directed programme of study.
    • Demonstrate ability to manage time and physical resources in relation to set project briefs and self-directed programmes of study as an individual and a group member.
    • Deal with complex ethical and professional issues.
    • Show competence in analysing case studies and the ability to infer principles and motivations.
    • Apply a variety of design- and research methods and visualization techniques
    • Have knowledge of scientific or artistic methods within an interdisciplinary context
    • Explain competently, discuss and critique own work through oral presentations, writing or visual communication
    • Understand how to work with confidence in the complex organisational and community settings within which the applied methods and design processes are typically deployed.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work with other students for assignments, exercises, experiments, presentations etc.
    • Assess own work and put it into a historical, theoretical and social context.
    • Gain confidence in own role and the persuasive and accountable manner in which it is expected to be performed.

Lectures Method

design studio, exercises, experiment, research, writing, visualising, modelling, presenting, case study


Literature lists are issued and updated each semester


Successfully passed module "Preliminary Study"

Exam Modalities

Grade drawn from: Thesis (80%), Presentation and Defense (20%);
75% mandatory presence


  • PAR MA 19_Master's Thesis (WS 22/23, verworfen)