About the Programme
A one-year, full-time postgraduate programme, taught in English and held at the two Swiss schools, EPFL (Autumn) and ETH Zürich (Spring). The participants receive a 60 ECTS joint degree, the “MAS ETH EPFL UTD I.”
The joint Master of Advanced Studies at the ETH Zürich and EPFL builds an innovative urban and territorial design education addressing social and environmental challenges both within the city-territory and across wider landscapes. Design and research studios form the core of the programme, where design is explored as a tool for synthesis within inter- and transdisciplinary exchange involving science, practice and governance. The extended scope of urban design teaching includes both emerging developments in urban theory and a deeper understanding of the cultural and ecological dimensions of territories. Scientific research on planetary urbanisation, postcolonial thought, and the Anthropocene will be engaged in relation to urban design, landscape architecture, urban and landscape (agro)ecology, sustainable construction, renewable energy, and low-carbon mobility.
The MAS UTD programme links the ETH Zürich Department of Architecture and EPF Lausanne School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering. It is part of the ETH Zürich D-ARCH Landscape and Urban Studies Institute (LUS) and the EPFL ENAC Habitat Research Center (HRC).
- Autumn 2023 (September–January): EPFL ENAC, Laboratory of Urbanism (Lab-U), Studio Paola Viganò.
- Spring 2024 (February–June): ETH Zürich D-ARCH, Architecture of Territory, Studio Milica Topalović.
The programme is addressed to international graduates, young professionals, designers and researchers wishing to link research and design expertise to the extended urbanisation of territories.
A Masters degree (ETH-Equivalent) or a minimum of three years of study in a design discipline such as architecture, landscape architecture, civil and environmental engineering or urban planning with an additional two years of work experience is prerequisite.
HOW TO APPLY
For information about the programme, tuition fees, scholarships and how to apply, please contact the ETH School of Continuing Education. The programme is committed to cultivating a successful social environment in Switzerland and cannot be attended remotely. Support services are offered to assist in finding accommodation.
Tuition fee: CHF 12,000 Excursion fees: max CHF 1,500 Application fee: CHF 50 for graduates of Swiss Universities/ CHF 150 for other degrees. One to two scholarships covering tuition fees are offered in order to foster diversity and inclusivity. The scholarships will be offered on the basis of academic merit and the motivation statement.
Applications are open: December 16, 2022–May 31, 2023
- ETH Zürich D-ARCH, Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS), Assoc. Prof. Milica Topalović
Milica Topalović, Nancy Couling, Karoline Kostka, Muriz Djurdjević, Nazlı Tümerdem and Alice Clarke; Teresa Galí-Izard, Stefan Breit and Bonnie Kate Walker; Christian Schmid and Nitin Bathla; Christoph Küffer.
- EPFL ENAC, Habitat Research Center (HRC), Prof. Paola Viganò
Paola Viganò, Valentin Bourdon, Michael Fingleton and Loan Laurent; Vincent Kaufmann and Luca Pattaroni; Elena Cogato Lanza and Anna Pagani; Corentin Fivet; Luca Rossi; Sébastien Marot; Charlotte Grossiord and Christoph Bachofen
A scholarship is available, click "Register" to find out more.