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Architecture in Barcelona - Study Abroad, Advanced Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Barcelona, Spain
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Specific competences

  • The ability to create architectural projects that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements. Adequate knowledge of architectural history and theory, as well as of art, technology, and the related areas of social sciences. Knowledge of fine art and the role it plays in architectural concepts. Sufficient knowledge of urban design and applied planning techniques
  • The ability to perceive and understand the relationships between people and buildings, between buildings and their surroundings, as well as the need to link buildings to the spaces around them, depending on requirements and human scale. The ability to understand the architect's profession and its function in society, particularly in terms of becoming involved in projects which take social factors into account
  • Knowledge of research methods and construction project preparation. Knowledge of the potential problems in structural design, construction, and engineering involved in construction projects
  • Sufficient knowledge of physical problems and various technological tools, as well as the different functions of different buildings, and the ways they are endowed with internal structures or features which provide comfort and protection from climate related factors. Ability to plan in order to satisfy the demands of the building’s users in a way that respects the limits imposed by planning budgets and building regulations
  • Sufficient knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures relevant to launching construction projects, and incorporating designs into project planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    300 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Analysis of Forms
  • Graphic Expression 
  • Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture
  • Mathematics 
  • Information Technology 
  • Introduction to Architectural Construction 
  • Introduction to Architectural Projects 
  • Physics 
  • Composition 1
  • Construction 1
  • English 1
  • Projects 1
  • Structures 1
  • Thought 1
  • Vertical Workshop 1
  • Composition 2
  • Construction 2
  • Forum Esarq 1
  • Projects 2
  • Thought 2
  • Town Planning 1


These short summer courses are aimed at professionals and postgraduate students who would like to improve their competences and knowledge in a variety of subjects related to European culture.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Once you have submitted the application for admission, Information Services will contact you to arrange your entrance exam. To be eligible to sit for the exam, you must submit the following documents at least five days prior to the exam date:

    • Document stating you agree with the general terms and conditions for admission and reservation policies for the relevant course 
    • Academic certification officially substantiating the completion of prior studies, depending on academic experience and university access route
    • Two passport sized photographs with your first name and surname written on the back
    • A copy of your DNI or passport.
    • Receipt substantiating payment of a non refundable processing fee for the amount of €100 .

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    8400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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