Programme details

What will you learn?


The Master’s degree programme is organized into 4 thematic semesters. Each semester addresses a specific topic: 

The first semester, "Contemporary Challenges", deals with emerging themes such as the environment, culture and society, which involve architecture and design in a broad sense.

The second semester, "Project and City", focuses on urbanization and urban regeneration, both locally,    internationally and globally, based on the different scales and durations of these phenomena.

The third semester, "Project and Innovation", offers a project experience focused on the project-construction relationship. It provides interdisciplinary skills and methods for historiographic research and research in the field of human sciences.

The fourth semester, "In-depth studies", is dedicated to the final training experience that will guide you through the preparation of your Master’s thesis.

How will you learn it?

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The Master’s degree programme is taught both in Italian (with the possibility to take some English-taught courses) and in English.

Politecnico promotes international mobility and gives you the opportunity to study abroad at a European or extra-European university in the framework of Erasmus agreements for exchange programmes and double degrees.

In addition to the various disciplines, you will attend interdisciplinary ateliers and seminars where you will do simulations of real cases and experience the same kind of dialogue that increasingly characterize the world of work and innovation.

You will be able to further specialize and tailor your study plan to your needs and interests by participating in specific programmes, such as the Interdisciplinary Challenges and the initiatives of the Alta Scuola Politecnica, in which you will learn how to work in a team and by objectives, in collaboration with partners from the business world and other institutions.

You will be able to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the programme with a curricular and/or post-graduate internship in Italy or abroad. This experience will guide you towards future career opportunities. 

You will be part of an international community that will help you grow from a cultural and professional point of view, for example by attending lectures and conferences held by Visiting Professors from the most prestigious international universities.

What you can do next


You will have plenty of career opportunities. After graduation, you will be able to work as a free-lance architect, individually or within a team of professionals.

You will be able to hold high-level positions in institutions and public and private bodies operating in the fields of construction and transformation of the territory, recovery and reuse of the built environment and landscape design.

Given the international appproach of the Master's degree programme, you will gain a solid academic background that is particularly suitable for the preliminary, final and executive design of historic buildings or urban projects. 

Interesting facts

The School of Architecture of Politecnico di Torino is among the top 30 Schools in the world and ranks 28th  in QS rankings for 2022.

The current programme is the result of a recent reorganization of courses and curricula (started in a.y. 2021/22) which seeks to boost the competitiveness and innovation of the teaching process at the School of Architecture.