Taught course

Architecture and Urbanism (integrated master’s degree)

Universidade Fernando Pessoa

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Entry requirements

Certificate or Diploma of the undergraduate or graduate degree; Transcript of Records of undergraduate or graduate degree, including courses’ workload details and grades and syllabi of the course, with respective content (only necessary if requesting creditation of curricular units); Updated CV (preferably according to Europass template); Foreign students must present language proficiency proof of the language they wish to study in; Declarations and transcripts issued by foreign institutions of higher education: originals or copies must be authenticated by the official education services of their home country and recognised by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities or bear The Hague Convention stamp.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Degree / Duration / ECTS

Integrated Master (1) / 10 Semesters / 300 ECTS

Main focus

Sustainability within the built environment is core to the UFP school of Architecture and Urbanism Master Degree Program and this is reflected strongly across its teaching and research methodologies. During the learning process the students will have the chance to cross the boundaries of architecture and Urbanism through a series of joint design projects with related disciplines like civil engineering and environmental engineering. At the end of the study program the graduate will be able to integrate the key theoretical subjects of the course within a conscious team practical competence on project design. This sequence will culminate in the end-of-degree project and a final dissertation.

Core Themes

The UFP Architecture and Urbanism Master Degree Program is composed by ten full time semesters, including a 200 hours emplacement, an end-of-degree project and the a final dissertation. Successful completion of the course curriculum is mandatory which implies de acquisition of the correspondent competences.

The study program includes a wide range of subjects giving special attention to seven main issues:

  • Design Project;
  • Freehand Drawing;
  • History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism;
  • Building Construction;
  • Urban Rehabilitation;
  • Urbanism;

(1) – Integrated Master. The successful completion of all course units and the approval at 300 ECTS credits confers a Master’s degree. The bachelor degree in Topography and Construction Design is awarded after six semesters and approval at 180 ECTS credits.

Information for international students

The International Relations Office provides a dedicated advisory service for international students on non-academic and welfare matters such as immigration, employment, finance, health services and any other concerns you may have. We also organise UFP’s International Orientation, Portuguese language courses and coordinate events for international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
€15500 (full 5 year program)
International students
€15500 (full 5 year program)

Contact gase@ufp.edu.pt

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch
    full time
    50 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Creative work20
Professional practice10
Dissertation30 (45000 (max) words)

Course contact details

Luis Pinto Faria