Universidad de Navarra, E.T.S.A.
Universidad de Navarra, E.T.S.A.

Campus universitario s/n
31080 Pamplona (Navarra)

N42° 47' 56.05'', E42° 47' 56.05''

 Eduardo Domingo  

e: etsa@unav.es
t:(0034) 948 42 56 27
f:(0034) 948 42 56 29
 Mariano González 
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Faculty profile

The University of Navarra has recovered the spirit of the fi rst universities created in the eleventh century. These were centers devoted to the quest for truth and the exchange of knowledge in a community made up of professors and students. When St. Josemaría Escrivá founded the University of Navarra in 1952, he envisaged it a means of serving society. The University of Navarra is a corporate work of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. The University of Navarra, as a European University belongs to the European Space for higher education, created in 1988 after of the Bologna declaration.

The School of Architecture of the University of Navarra is situated in Pamplona, capital of the region of Navarra, which is in the Pyrenean foothills on the North of Spain. Pamplona is a university city, characterized by a very active cultural like, with many films, theatres, concerts and lectures. This calm city is suddenly transformed in 6th July every year, when the world-famous festival of San Fermin begins.

1148 students (1108 Bachelor,25 Master,15 PhD),5% of foreign students.

125 staff members (65 full-time and approx.60 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

The University of Navarra provides different services for students, such as Social Activities, Cultural Activities, Sports and Spiritual Services.


Plot centre
Printing facilities
Structures Lab
Theatre Hall


The University has its own Housing Service: http://www.unav.es/futurosalumnos/alojamiento.php

Admission Requirements

Architecture and Building Engineering: Academic record in the last two years of high school (70%). Result of the admission examination specific to the School of Architecture (30%).

Master in Architectural Design: Graduated in Architecture.

PhD Programs: Graduate degree in Architecture or Building Engineering

Tuition fees

Ordinary tuition for Architecture: 11.430,00 € | Ordinary tuition of Building Engineering: 10.068,00 €

Application Deadline

There are four admission periods and four application deadlines: December 1, February 15, April 15 and July 15 (this last only for EU students).

Bachelor of Science,Architecture,5-year programme,Bachelor,300,


Master of Science,Master in Architectural Design,3 semesters,Master,90,


Master of Science,Master in the History and Theory of Architecture,2 semesters - 1 academic year,Master,60,


Master of Science,Master's Degree in Environmental Design and Management of Buildings,2 semesters - 1 academic year,Master,60,


The degree in Architecture is organized into five academic years, which are in turn grouped into two cycles. The fi rst cycle consists of the fi rst two years and encompasses the basic subjects of the degree, in which students are equipped with the basic knowledge necessary for project activity. Among these courses are an introduction to drawing and graphic representation systems, as well as technical materials and courses of a cultural nature. The second cycle consists of the last three years, in which most of the courses are practical in nature, organized around the complexity of the architectural project considered in its conceptual, aesthetic, constructive and technical aspects. Finally, to obtain the degree in Architecture, it is necessary to carry out an End-of-Degree Project, which consists of producing and developing an architectural project according to a theme proposed by the Examining Board.

The University presents a degree in Building Engineering, which is organized in a single cycle lasting four years (240 ECTS).

There is also the old Bachelor in Architecture, which is being substitued by the integrated Master, following new educational directions.

Master in Architectural Design. This program is made up of courses involving architectural projects, as well as theory and history classes, taught to small groups of students by prestigious professors with international backgrounds. The knowledge of these professors, personalized treatment of students in class, critique sessions and scheduled revisions over the course of each semester are what make this program attractive.

Master’s Degree in Environmental Design and Management of Buildings. The Master in Environmental Management and Buliding Design from University of Navarra is a postgraduate program which aims at training experts in design and environmental construction; through broad and deep knowledge in sustainability and environmental issues applied to buildings. This will allow them to face big changes that are taking place in the building sector nowadays.  Building construction is producing great impact over the environment due to the consumption of natural resources such as energy, materials, water, etc and then producing emissions, waste, spillage and so on. This impact is forcing the adoption of new objectives and efficient measures in design and building construction in order to diminish the environmental issues related with them. The latest regulations that are being applied in the sector go from the European directives (energetic certification, buildings with no emissions, etc) and the Kyoto Protocol, to the national ones (Technical code for Building, wastes) in order to apply these objectives. Currently we talk about the environmental cost of buildings in terms of kilograms of CO2, towards the economic cost. All of this leads to a great complexity in these types of projects and therefore, specialization is required in these fields.

Master in the Theory and History of Architecture. This program is adressed to researchers aiming to develop their investigation in the field of Architectural Projects, Theory of Architecture or Architecture History. Its structure is based on different courses for a small number of students, gaved by faculties and renowned professionals in the international scene of Architecture.

The PhD program is the highest academic degree awarded by the Spanish university system. The University of Navarra offers two PhD programs in Architecture:

PhD Program in the History and critical analysis of the Spanish Architecture of the 20th century. The admission requirement for this PhD program is a Master’s Degree, it is highly recommended to study the Master’s Degree in the Theory and History of Architecture. Afterwards, the investigation period requires the development of a doctoral thesis, consisting on an original work of investigation. The thesis will be carried out under the direction of a Doctor or Professor from the University of Navarra, of any of the faculy members or of researchers from the public administration. The lines of investigation in this PhD program include the Spanish Architecture Archives, Spanish Architecture from the 20th century, Urban development in Spain in the 20th century, Cultural and Artistic Foundations of the contemporary Spanish Architecture.

PhD Program in Analysis and  Advanced Design of Structures. The admission requirement for this PhD program is a Master’s Degree of at least 60ECTS. The investigation period can be carried out through different research lines, depending on the preferences and the student’s profile. Therefore, students can choose between the following lines of investigation: Unions in steel, Timber construction, Integrated simulation for analysis and structural design. To achieve the thesis defense, PhD students must credit the publication (or preliminar acceptance) of at least two articles in renown indexed international magazines.