The Postgraduate is aimed at professionals and graduates in architecture who wish to learn and enhance their skills and abilities by expanding their outreach to address social and environmental issues.
OPEN from August 01 - Oct 15, 2023
Interviews: Oct 18 - 19, 2023
Late application possible, until available places are filled.
The next cycle is scheduled to start in March 2024
Period: March 06, 2024 – Sept 26, 2025
Duration: 3 terms / 90 ects
Language: English (level B2)
Tuition Fee: € 10,200
Degree: Master of Advanced Studies
Master's or bachelor’s degree (6 years) in architecture or a comparable branch
Participants: max. 20
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Aware of the global challenges we face, ranging from environmental destruction and dwindling resources to poverty and growing inequality, the need to prepare future architects and practitioners to address current issues in the field requires new methods and tools, including a repertoire of skills.
Responding to this urgent need, the Postgraduate | basehabitat programme is aimed at professionals and graduates in architecture, who are looking for an educational context in which to expand their skills and abilities in relation to social and ecological issues, thus broadening their range of action.
The programme, combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience, explores the practice of architecture in a different way, involving diverse actors within the design process, understanding the implications of design decisions by focusing on in-depth choices of materials and construction methods. It is taught by an international body of visiting renowned architects and scholars, as well as basehabitat's teaching staff. The approach focuses on hands-on experience, in a context of professionals from various disciplines and an international learning environment.
As today's construction activities are extremely resource intensive and harmful to the environment and our climate, special attention is given to natural building materials which have been the focus of basehabitat for the past 15 years.
The Postgraduate basehabitat is a full-time study program taught in English lasting one and a half years, divided into three terms (theory and design, hands-on experience and master thesis), at the end of which students receive a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture – basehabitat (MAS) from the University of the Arts and Design Linz.
“I strongly believe architecture is a tool to improve lives. As architects we do have power to influence the society and to make a change. Rather than exploiting our planet’s precious resources, we can be sensitive and graft what we find locally.”Anna Heringer
The program comprises 90ECTS, distributed among the three terms.
The Postgraduate | basehabitat
“Resource scarcity, environmental pollution, climate change, and resulting mass migration and conflicts are current global challenges that are forcing us to radically rethink the way we live and work.”Nina Pawlicki
Photo: Stefanie Hueber
Photo: Kurt Hoerbst