Master-Distance Learning

120 ECTS German
*Translated: Architecture*. Only available in German

Build the future – with your Master's online study programme in Architecture.*

* This programme currently does not make you eligible for admission by a German architectural chamber. 

Distance Learning

Start your Master's online study programme in Architecture* now

Want to study architecture but don’t necessarily need the protected German job title of “Architekt:in” (architect)? Then the online master's programme in Architecture* at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is just right for you. In this digital format, you learn how to design our homes of tomorrow. 

This programme is currently not recognised by the German architectural chambers: You acquire professional competencies that enable you to perform most tasks, but are not allowed to wear the protected professional title of “Architekt:in”. In order to receive this title in Germany, you need to be registered with a German architectural chamber. As a rule, you can apply for admission after studying architecture for four or five years and gaining at least two years of professional experience. Architectural chambers in certain German federal states require additional qualifications. Each federal state in Germany has its own architectural chamber and this chamber decides whether or not to accept your application. Many German chambers are currently not accepting applicants that have an online degree in architecture. As a rule, classroom training is considered essential. Holding a bachelor’s degree recognised by the German chambers and following it up with IU’s master’s degree currently does not guarantee admission into any German architectural chamber. 

Nevertheless, IU’s master’s programme in Architecture has a lot ot offer. It is state-approved, accredited and practice-oriented. Our lecturers are internationally recognised experts in the architectural industry who will support you in your professional development. 

Although the German architectural chambers currently do not recognise the programme and are sceptical whether online study programmes can impart the necessary competencies: The state’s approval shows that our study format is perfectly suitable for acquiring the necessary knowledge. The basis of our success is an innovative way of teaching: Students use actual models, create anything from hand-drawn sketches to digital designs and interact with fellow students and lecturers online. 

Completing 6 years of training and work experience to qualify as “Architekt:in” is not the only way to enter the industry. A master’s degree in Architecture* from IU opens many doors for you: Be it in an architectural office or the public sector, you can choose your own path designing concepts, developing constructive details or working on construction projects – without being part of a German chamber. If this matches your personal goals, our online study programme is right for you. 

* This programme currently does not make you eligible for admission by a German architectural chamber. 

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  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (M.A.) 120 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time
  • Study duration & extension
    24-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Study fees
    Starting at 316€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
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This program is part of our study program in German language. You can find more information on our German website.

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Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of. 

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