Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture
University of British Columbia. School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture. Vancouver, Canada.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture is a two-year research degree. You’ll work within the school and the wider University community as you pursue independent design or research-based studies in collaboration with a faculty supervisor. You may enrich this research through related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, art history, and visual art.
This program does not fulfill the requirements for architectural licensure. If you already hold a professional degree in architecture or a related field and have a capacity for independent research, this program may be a good choice for you.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture degree requires the completion of 30 credits, which includes your thesis. You will largely design your own trajectory and specialized studies through elective coursework in interdisciplinary fields. In your first year, you will broaden your knowledge in academic research and electives to prepare for your research thesis in the second year. The degree normally takes two years to complete.