School of Architecture
School of Architecture
N 55° 42' 50.09'', E 55° 42' 50.09''
t: +46 46 222 0100
f: +46 46 222 4412
Head of Department
Lund University’s School of Architecture produces creative architects with the ability to identify and address problems within the field of architecture and infrastructure. The programme is both artistic and academic and provides comprehensive training in dealing with spatial design problems and theoretical issues. In recent years the profession has been further expanded, with examples of architects who work on product development in industry or on business development.
The most outstanding aspect of the School of Architecture is its international contacts. International guest lecturers regularly visit and we have students from all over the world, giving greater breadth and new perspectives to the programme. Our students are constantly encouraged to think outside the box to come up with fresh and ecological ideas.
Lund is a small university city with a limited amount of accommodation and many students are looking for housing at the same time. Therefore, we recommend that you have your accommodation sorted out before your arrival.To find somewhere to live in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg you can apply via http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s/24817
The rent varies depending on the area and the type of room, but is currently set at between SEK 13 000 and SEK 22 000 per semester. This includes electricity, water, heating and use of kitchen and laundry facilities. Students sharing a corridor often agree on a corridor fee of about SEK 200 per month for common supplies.
A BSc in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or equivalent BSc including courses in architecture, planning and design. Aesthetic awareness and visual communication skills demonstrated through a digital portfolio with a maximum of five work samples.
EU/EEA-students: No tuition fee
Non EU/EEA-students 200,000 SEK per year (€ 22,000)
17 October–16 January for the autumn semester (studies commencing in August/September).
1 June–15 August for the spring semester (studies commencing in January).
Master of Science, Master of Science [ Sustainable Urban Design], 4 terms, Master, 120,
Master of Science, Master Programme in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design, Master,
The basic programme in Architecture takes three years to complete. Studies during the first and second years involve, above all, gaining experience in a studio-type environment; the third year being concentrated on a project of the student’s choice. The third year also constitutes the beginning of an international workshop concerned with processes of experimental construction and design. The latter part of the programme in architecture, beginning in the fourth year, involves training for an internationally recognised master’s degree. The programme enables and promotes exchange with foreign schools. A team of international teachers and tutors is involved at this stage, and all teaching and other required elements of the course are held in English. During this fourth year the student can choose between a variety of areas, including architectural design, building construction, and experiments in interior and furniture design. Students can also take courses appropriate to their chosen field in the profession. During the fifth year students are given the opportunity of gaining professional experience by working at a leading architects’ office either in Sweden or abroad. This practical work experience can form the basis for a dissertation completing the master’s programme.
Master in Sustainable Urban Design
Making the world´s growing cities healthy, attractive and sustainable is an exceptional challenge. Lund University, located in the dynamic Öresund region, is a global leader in balancing urban economic growth and environmental development and offers superb resources for studying the diverse aspects of sustainability and design. The Master´s programme in Sustainable Urban Design at the School of Architecture has a well-established reputation for developing humanistic modern design that promotes liveability, community building and social sustainability. Drawing on best practices and advanced research into urban form, urban quality and sustainability, the Master´s programme produces highly skilled professionals, capable of meeting the challenge of sustainable urban design as productive, successful individuals who are creative, insightful and intellectually skilled in their approach to the profession and their practice.
The objectives of the Master’s programme in Sustainable Urban Design are to: offer a broad education, covering the most important aspects of sustainability related to urban designprovide students with the skills to manifest specific social, economic and environmental intentions in physical form through urban designprepare students for professional practice and continued life-long intellectual developmenttake advantage of the possibilities created by a multi-national student group.
Buildings are responsible for a large share of our global energy use. Energy use is in fact the main determinant of a building’s global environmental footprint, considering its total life span. The environmental degradation caused by the construction and operation of buildings should be minimised as much as possible.
Master Programme in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design
This new Master’s programme is timely due to the issue of global warming and other environmental risks related to global energy use. Lund University is internationally renowned for high quality research related to energy-efficient buildings. The expertise at Lund University is centred on a whole building perspective taking into account the need of the inhabitants, as well as their comfort and health. This Master’s programme will provide knowledge, skills and competence about energy-efficient, environmental building design in cold climates. The ultimate goal is to train highly skilled professionals, who will significantly contribute and influence the design, building or renovation of energy-efficient buildings, taking into consideration the architecture and environment, the inhabitants’ behaviour and needs, their health and comfort as well as the overall economy.The building sector is in need of professionals who are competent in these areas. Each of the three first semesters will consist of two theme-specific courses and one larger applied course. The themes studied each semester will be directly applied in the practical course where you will work in small teams to design energy-efficient buildings, and analyse the consequences of your various design alternatives using an integrated design process.
World-class research, outstanding research staff and specialised research environments create a breeding ground for PhD studies at Lund University. Doctoral candidates at Lund University are not only well prepared for successful careers as independent researchers but they also have strong possibilities to publish their work independently during their studies and to gain significant teaching experience. To be admitted to doctoral studies, you need to have completed courses for at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be for Master’s level studies. In most cases, students will hold a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree, with a major in the same subject as the intended postgraduate study. The major must include a degree thesis presenting the results of independent research. The quality of your thesis/theses is of particular importance and it is important that you demonstrate a capacity for independent thinking in this piece of work. Students must have a very good command of English and you may be asked to include proof of proficiency in the form of a TOEFL or IELTS test, if requested by the individual department.
In recent years, Lund University has been successful in obtaining large research grants. Over SEK 4 billion is awarded annually to research at eight faculties, which gives Lund University one of the strongest and broadest ranges of research in Sweden. The successes can largely be attributed to the interdisciplinary research that is carried out and the diversity that the University has to offer. Cross-boundary collaboration on regional, national and global levels can help researchers to find solutions to the major issues of our time and of the future. Interdisciplinary collaborations at the University have grown in line with the need to meet increasingly complex problems facing society.