BAM Ranks the 20 Best Master of Architecture Programs in the World in 2018

Spain-based platform Best Architecture Masters (BAM) has revealed its inaugural ranking of the best postgraduate architecture programs in the world. Based on the QS Ranking by Subjects – Architecture / Built Environment, the rankings were selected by 13 educational-performance indicators, including quality and internationality of faculty, alumni, and postgraduate program.

Harvard's Master in Architecture II has topped the BAM ranking, followed respectively by TU Delft's Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design, and MIT's Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism. By region, Tsinghua University's Masters in Architecture was ranked first in Asia (#5); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile's Magíster en Arquitectura in Latin America (#11), and Sydney University's Master of Architecture in Oceania ranks 17th worldwide.

The best master's degrees in architecture are:

1. Harvard University | Master in Architecture II
Boston, USA

2. TU Delft | The Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design
Delft, The Netherlands

3. MIT | Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism
Boston, USA

4. ETSAM + ETH Zurich | Master in Collective Housing
Madrid, Spain

5. Tsinghua University | Master in Architecture
Beijing, China

6. University College London | Architectural Design MArch
London, UK

7. Columbia University | Master of Science Degree in Advanced Architectural Design
New York, USA

8. University of California, Berkeley | Master of Sciences in Architecture
California, USA

9. AA Architectural Association | MArch in Architecture & Urbanism
London, UK

10. Politécnico de Milano | Master Architecture and Urban Design
Milan, Italy

The Top 20 follows below:

  1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile | Magíster en Arquitectura | Santiago, Chile
  2. Manchester School of Architecture | MA Architecture and Urbanism | Manchester, UK
  3. Tongji University | Master in Architecture | Shanghai, China
  4. Universidade de São Paulo | Master in Architectural Design | São Paulo, Brazil
  5. Rice University | Master of Arts Degree in the field of Architecture | Houston, USA
  6. The University of Hong Kong | Master of Architecture | Hong Kong, China
  7. Sydney University | Master of Architecture | Sydney, Australia
  8. National University of Singapore | Master of Sciences Integrated Sustainable Design | Singapore, Singapore
  9. Universidad de Los Andes | Maestría en Arquitectura | Bogotá, Colombia
  10. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya | Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture | Barcelona, Spain

Check out BAM's Expert Committee here, and read more information on BAM’s methodology here.

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Cite: Nicolás Valencia. "BAM Ranks the 20 Best Master of Architecture Programs in the World in 2018" 07 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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