Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and ETH Zurich

The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing course at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and ETH Zurich equips students with specialist skills in designing architecture for housing and cities.


School: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and ETH Zurich
Course: Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing (MCH)
Location: Madrid, Spain
Course dates: March 2023 to December 2023
Application deadline: 31 January 2023

The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing (MCH) is a postgraduate full-time international professional program of architecture and design in cities and housing presented by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and ETH Zurich. After 14 editions, it is rated as one of the best architecture master's programs.

The program consists of 600 hours (60 ECTS). Participants will develop their design skills through an intensive series of seven one-week workshops and complete their knowledge in speciality modules, including energy and sustainability; housing practice; construction and technology; leadership, processes and entrepreneurship; urban design and city sciences; low-cost and emergency housing; and sociology, economy and politics.

Each specialty is coordinated by a technical director who lectures with a group of guest teachers and specialists from all over the world.

MCH has also built a close relationship with great architects who are regular workshop leaders, such as Dietmar Eberle, Anne Lacaton, Andrea Deplazes, Anna Heringer, Hrvoje Njiriç, Alison Brooks, Juan Herreros, Elli Mosayebi, Riken Yamamoto, Cino Zucchi, Jacob van Rijs, Alejandro Aravena and Wiel Aret.

It is the interaction between teachers and participants that generates the greatest results and production each year.

There are also planned trips in Madrid and Zurich, where buildings subject of study, housing-related institutions and universities will be visited, accompanied by architects and experts.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Top image: Eberle workshop submission by MCH 2022 participants.

Dezeen Courses

Dezeen Courses is a service from Dezeen that provides details of architecture, interiors and design courses around the world. Click here for more information.

Dezeen Courses logo