Architecture (JMA)

The JMA at a glance

  • Degree awarded

    Master of Arts in Architecture HES-SO / BFH

  • Application

    Applications for the autumn semester 2020 are closed. Applications for the spring semester 2021 will open in September 2020.

  • Type

    The course can be taken full time or part time

  • Duration

    2 years’ equivalent full-time study (including Master’s thesis)

  • Admission requirements

    By portfolio

  • ECTS credits


  • Language

    French, German and English
    Level C1 required for the language of the main training site and for the selected modules. Level B1 required for at least a second of the three languages.

  • Location

    The Joint Master of Architecture is organised jointly by the architecture departments of HES-SO and BFH

  • Start

    Classes start in week 38
    Start of autumn semester, week 38, duration 16 weeks
    Start of spring semester, week 8, duration 16 weeks

  • Fees

    CHF 500 per semester (tuition fees)
    CHF 250 per semester (study expenses)
    CHF 150 (registration fee)

    Bank details