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17TH EDITION MARCH-DECEMBER 2025, MADRID, SPAIN
OUTSTANDING FACULTY

MCH: Master in Collective Housing

Architecture Master's of Advanced Studies UPM/ETH in Collective Housing

Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH of Zurich

 


The Master of Architecture in Collective Housing, MCH, is a postgraduate full-time international professional program of advanced architecture design in collective housing presented by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). After 15 editions, it is rated as one of the best architecture master’s programs by architects and experts.
 
Next edition will start in March 2025. Applications for MCH2025 ARE OPEN  and will be welcomed till 17.02.2025, or till no more vacancies are available. MCH is the first UPM-ETH official postgraduate program. It takes place mainly in Madrid. Apply here!
 
MCH has always committed to the highest level of excellence combining teachers of international prestige and a thorough participant selection process in order to make the best out of this course.

Program Key details

LENGTH

8 Months Lessons +
Final Submission in December

 

LOCATION

ETSA Madrid, Spain
+Studytrips

NEXT EDITION

Lessons: 19.03.25

to 14.11.25

Final Work: 16.12.25

 

LANGUAGE

English
100%

TUITION FEE

21.800 €
MCH2025

Marta Juliana Abril
HIGH STANDARD OF TEACHING

MCH has been a continuous stimulus. The whole course is carefully driven with a high standard of teaching. It is an intensive teamwork training, pointing to clarity and strength of ideas. With the hands on a deep learning, these months have drawn an accurate framework of housing practice. 

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Marta Juliana Abril
Spain | 2017
Luis Martín Hijano
ENRICHING EXPERIENCE

The Master of Architecture in Collective Housing is an intense and enriching experience, a turning point for any professional who wants to incorporate new ways of thinking, methodologies and knowledge, not only related to the field of collective housing, but also to architecture itself. 

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Luis Martín Hijano
Spain | 2018
Amos Darr
ENRICHED ME PROFESSIONALLY

Working in international teams in workshops led by internationally acclaimed architects broadened my views on city planning & housing and enriched me professionally.

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Amos Darr
Israel | 2008
Georges Samir El Hachem
HOUSING AND SOCIETY

"The universal importance of housing to individuals and its impact on human security and development were the driving factors behind my interest in enrolling in the MCH program. My aim was to deepen my knowledge in the field of collective housing. I wanted to acquire the adequate tools allowing me to make a difference in my society where change is possible."

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Georges Samir El Hachem
Lebanon | 2017
Carolina Martín Peñuela
About the specialties and workshops

The Specialities offer the opportunity to research and develop the projects during several weeks while meeting some of the most relevant lecturers on those matters. The Workshops teach you how to make important decisions efficiently and develop a project in 5 days along with some of the most recognised architects in the world.

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Carolina Martín Peñuela
Spain | 2019
Sixto Martín Martínez
EXPERIMENTAL AND REFLECTIVE APPROACH

Given the experimental and reflective approach of the MCH, my participation was a qualitative step.

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Sixto Martín Martínez
Spain | 2008

MCH Alumni Profile

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EDITIONS

Teaching about housing,
city and energy studies

>305

INTERNATIONAL
ARCHITECTS

Who have experienced the
excellence of our intensive program

38

COUNTRIES

From 5 continents: Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania

MCH Rankings

3rd

IN THE WORLD

Architecture Postgraduate
BAM Ranking

1st

IN EUROPE

Architecture Postgraduate
BAM Ranking

1st

IN SPAIN

Architecture Postgraduate
El Mundo Ranking

3rd

IN THE WORLD

Architecture School - ETH
QS Ranking 

Vivienda, envolvente, hueco
MCH Papers 2011
Collective Housing a Manual
Thermodynamic Interactions
Housetag. European Collective Housing 2000-2021
Penshirubiru. Collective housing in Japan taken to its limits
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