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Architecture Master’s Program

The main purpose of the Master’s programs in Architecture is to gain professional working skills in a successful and productive manner, equipped with universal values ​​and contemporary knowledge, developed research and analytical thinking skills, developed interdisciplinary working and research skills, ethical values ​​in professional working life.  The program offers to gain the knowledge and skills to conduct scientific research and work in all of the basic fields of architecture for those who graduate from and architecture and relate department. With world-class education, our Master’s graduates will have the competence to take part in scientific research and development projects, both national and international. In addition, in line with the researcher’s tendencies, they are prepared for their acceptance to doctoral programs at universities for their qualified scientific studies.

Architecture program curriculum

Architecture graduate program consists of 120 ECTS in total. In the first year of the two-year education program, students who improve themselves by doing scientific research in the courses. In the second year, they do research for the thesis by choosing topics in the fields they are interested in. The student who completes the thesis is entitled to become an expert in the field of interest. It is of great importance for the student to assume the leadership role in the problems related to the research area, to evaluate their own knowledge and skills with a critical point of view, and to direct the learning process in line with their interests. For this reason, the student can determine the thesis topic in any field related to architecture. Some areas to choose from are;

  • Architectural design
  • Structure
  • Architectural History Theory and Criticism
  • Housing/Project Construction and Management
  • City and Regional Planning and Design.
  • Restoration and conservation
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Building Physics (Lighting, Acoustics, Energy)
  • Definition, Protection and Improvement of Cultural Heritage

Program Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

  1. Uses the conceptual/theoretical and practical knowledge and comprehension in architectural design, building and research.
  2. Apply critical thinking methods, identify, formulate, and effectively communicate the critical issues involved in the solution of design problems.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to recognize diversity of user needs, values, behavioral norms and of social patterns in local, regional, national and global scales, as they relate to the evolution/production of the built environment.
  4. Be able to adopt state of the art technologies and academic knowledge toward conceptualizing and solving design problems as they relate globally to social, cultural, environmental issues of architecture.
  5. Demonstrate competence in taking individual and/or collective responsibility in independent, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies.
  6. Be aware of the social responsibilities in terms of human rights and community interests and demonstrate personal sensitivity in social and physical quality of the built environments as well as conservation of the natural and cultural values.
  7. Be able to take responsibility for the sustainability of all natural and artificial sources.
  8. Be able to communicate conceptual and practical thoughts in the field of architecture using written, oral and visual media.
  9. Apply and integrate information and communication technology in design processes and products.
  10. Engage legal, ethical and aesthetical responsibility in the process of design and building.


Course evaluation consist of, midterm exam, Research homework/presentations and final exam at the end of the semester. Depending on course structure every beginning of each semester necessary course evaluation skills announced by the tutor with course syllabus. In order to encourage students to produce science, they are supported by topics such as preparing scientific articles and making presentations depending on the subject of the course.


In order to graduate from the Master of Architecture, it is required to complete the 120 ECTS courses and thesis in the curriculum. Student who is successful in a total of 7 courses and 1 seminar course in the first year is entitled to take a thesis.  At the end of the second year, the student who completes his thesis, depending on the research done under the supervision of the advisor, presents his research to the selected jury and if it is found successful according to the jury’s evaluation, he/she is eligible to graduate.

What makes us different

The Department of Architecture, which facilitates within the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, aims to be a department that is sensitive to national universal problems, capable of analytical thinking, critical thinking, entrepreneurial, innovative, learning to reach, and use and share knowledge and aims to raise happy individuals who are aware of it.

The Department of Architecture educate individuals of the world citizens who have ethical values and adopt universal cultures. By adopting the student-oriented system, our department supports students in contributing to science through original research, reflecting universal developments and changes to the education system, using contemporary education methods, and solving problems.

On the further side of acquiring a profession, Bahcesehir Architecture Department aims to educate creative individuals keeping the social responsibility and environmental awareness at the forefront, contemporary, innovative, respected, sensitive to social problems, having team spirit, considering the satisfaction of its employees.

How to apply to the Architecture study program

The application process for studying Architecture at BAU Cyprus is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:


  • Passport or EU identity card
  • High school diploma certificate with transcript. Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.
  • University certificate with transcript (if applicable). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.
  • English language test certificate
  • Portfolio PDF with a minimum of 10 works


For more information, please use the menu item Admission or link could be used to reach the Admissions page.

Career opportunities with the degree in Architecture

Students graduating from Bahçeşehir Cyprus University’s department of architecture master can practice their profession by opening their own offices, as they are architects of international standards. In addition, our graduates have the knowledge to work in all units of government, municipality or private institutions related to the building and design environment. Cultural heritage, conservation and restoration are among the fields in which graduates can work.  Four-year education program provides opportunity to our graduates to compete at the forefront of their working life in all areas related to the construction industry.

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