Master of Advanced Studies in the History and Theory of Architecture

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in History and Theory of Architecture is a two-year, part-time, post-professional programme established in 1993 as a key component of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA). The course has three main goals: first, to convey the basics of the history and theory of architecture; second, to address contemporary disciplinary questions in architectural practice and debates in architectural and urban theory and the history of science; third, to introduce students to the methods of critical scholarly work as a key tool for independent research, writing, and practice. Further information regarding the structure of the program can be found here.

Students attend core seminars, workshops, and a yearly study trip open to MAS students only. In addition, they enroll in the Institute’s lectures and seminars and contribute to the GTA’s ongoing research, publication, and exhibition projects as an integral part of their study. Recent highlights of this collaborative work include the book Städtebau als politische Kultur: Der Architekt und Theoretiker Hans Bernoulli (Claus/Zurfluh, eds.) and the exhibition Phantom Theorie.

MAS students come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds at various stages in their professional lives. MAS graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia, private practice, journalism, and historic preservation, among others, and maintain a strong alumni network.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019–21 cycle with a deadline on May 31, 2019. For further details on how to apply, please look here. For further question, please contact us.