Master's Thesis

At the centre of the freely chosen topic are the independent elaboration, the in‐depth research and discussion as well as the conceptual design of the project.


In semester 3, the student prepares the Master’s thesis by means of a preliminary study. The goal of the preliminary study is for the student to outline the research design and define the research interests. The scope and specific topic of the thesis are determined in an elaborate disposition and in close supervision with 2‐3 thesis supervisors. After a successful completion of the preliminary study in semester 3, students start the in‐depth design phase of the design project in semester 4. 

The goal of the Master’s thesis is for the student to deepen their acquired knowledge and to strengthen their independent way of working by developing their capacity for integrative thinking and the creative management of major architectural tasks.