Degree Programme in Architecture, MSc (Arch)


Head of the Degree Programme: Panu Lehtovuori, Olli-Paavo Koponen
Faculty Secretary: Antti Viiman
Study Coordinator: Marleena Yli-Äyhö

Learning Outcomes

- Students are able to apply the knowledge acquired during the Degree programmes of Architecture and a artistic and scientific approach to topical and concrete tasks.

Students are able to operate independently in different design tasks and in different expert, development and management positions in working life.

Students are able to participate in societal debate pertaining to architecture.

Students have the competence to use their language, communication and cooperation skills in working life and to apply them to artistic and scientific activities and societal debate.

Students are able to work as an architect and have the abilities stated for architects in the directive of the European Parliament and council 2005/36/EC.

After achieving the learning outcomes, students will meet the prerequisites for pursuing a postgraduate degree and continuous learning.


Professional Studies 52 cr

Compulsory courses

Major Studies 30 cr

Compulsory courses

Optional Compulsory Courses

The course Professional Practice is compulsory for students who have not completed their Bachelor's degree in Finland. Students who are not taking this course should complete ARK-54208 with 5 credits.

Course Credit points Class
ARK-53656   Professional Practice 2 cr IV  

The major subject (30 cr) is completed during the autumn semester of the second study year.

Elective Studies, 8 cr

Complementary Courses

Please select at least 8 credits of courses

Other master level courses may also be included.

Diplomityö, 30 cr

Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
OPN-9006   Diplomityö 30 cr V  
TUT-8930   Proficiency Test for Master's Thesis 0 cr V  
Total 30 cr  

The thesis has to be presented at the School of Architecture's master's thesis seminar. Separate instructions for the thesis can be found on POP (POP > Master's thesis > Master's thesis Guidelines). A proficiency test has to be written in connection with the thesis.

Updated by: Yli-Äyhö Marleena, 09.03.2018