Master of Fine Arts in Architecture

Study Programme Details
Country: Malta
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


30 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Master of Fine Arts in Architecture is an innovative research-based M.A. program that empowers students to advance their architectural ideas and practices. It fosters independent exploration across various art and design disciplines, challenging traditional architectural norms. Under the guidance of renowned experts at the Faculty for the Built Environment, students develop unique proposals in areas such as schematic design, space planning, light and color perception, theory, modeling, and materials. The program culminates in a dissertation that encourages students to articulate their ideas clearly and comprehensively.


This program offers a project-based research approach, allowing students to use studio-based or practice-based portfolios as mediums for their research. The curriculum includes theoretical, studio-based, or practice-based research, seminar presentations, and a dissertation of at least 15,000 words. During seminars, students demonstrate their ability to utilize available information and literature in their field, review relevant literature, and communicate effectively. Throughout the program, students develop a profound understanding of their research subject and demonstrate critical awareness of current issues and new insights in their chosen field.

Admission Requirements

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  • BEN5010 Research Seminar (5 ECTS)
  • BEN5011* Dissertation and Portfolio (85 ECTS)

Non EU Applicants:

Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of this program have gone on to achieve success in various roles, showcasing the program’s effectiveness in preparing students for the professional world. Alumni have excelled as architects, urban planners, interior designers, and more, highlighting the diverse career paths available to graduates. The program’s emphasis on critical thinking, research skills, and creativity has equipped students to address complex challenges in the field of architecture.

Visa Requirements:

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