The Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design

The Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design focuses on cross-cultural research and design; explores innovative architectural and urban models for a more socially and culturally sustainable global future.

Degree: Master of Science Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

Credits: 90 EC, 18 months

Type: Full-time

Start: New students can only enrol in September 

For whom: Architects and urban designers who have already completed a masterā€™s degree in architecture or a degree equivalent to a Dutch master

Language of instruction: English

The year-and-a-half long programme is aimed at students who seek an intense educational setting in which to improve and sharpen their scholarly and research skills as well as critical thinking abilities. The study is conducted in an in-depth collaborative and experimental setting, characterized by guidance of an international body of visiting renown designers and scholars as well as select teaching staff from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Students participate in researchā€“ and design-based projects, theory seminars, fieldwork, and master classes. In addition, a series of public events complements the programme. 

Its approach is focused on new forms of architectural thinking, alternative modes of defining a design project, and innovative ways of practicing as a designer and a researcher. It is also tailored to educate students in the formulation of integrated design knowledge, considering architecture and urban design a complex connection between cultural, social, and economic factors, as well as of strategic, organizational, and spatial considerations. 

The program consists of three terms of intensive full-time study after which students receive a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree*, entitled the Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design, and accredited by the Dutch Flemish accreditation organisation NVAO. More information about the content of the programme can be found here.

Admission and application

All information regarding admission for TU Delft Post-master programme of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is available here


* With a diploma of the Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urbanism track you can - after completion of a professional traineeship (beroepservaringperiode) - apply for registration in the Dutch Register of Architects, which allows you to use the protected title of Architect, Landscape Architect or Urban Designer in the Netherlands. The Building Technology and Management in the Built Environment tracks, as well as the Post-master programme The Berlage, do not allow you to register in the Dutch Register of Architects. Read more