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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

Elisa Cecconi
WELL-KNOWN PROFESSIONALS

MCH is a really intense post-graduate master in which a lot of concepts and knowledge are compressed and explained in seven months by well-known professionals and  trained professors. 

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Elisa Cecconi
Italy | 2020
Magali Gabriela de Souza Schwenkow
OUTSTANDING FACULTY

Over the 7 months we have had excellent professors who helped me to develop my skills to the edge.

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Magali Gabriela de Souza Schwenkow
Brazil | 2019
Álvaro Pedrayes
AN IMPRESSIVE LEVEL OF WORK

This is what I was searching for; no competitiveness (bad one), just enjoying the intense process, learning from very different countries and workflows, and clarifying what I want for my future after some years of professional experience. 

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Álvaro Pedrayes
Spain | 2020
Iñaky Pérez López
HIGH QUALITY OF PROFESSORS

What I would highlight the most about this Master is the quality of the professors and MCH leaders since they are the best in their fields of expertise and have had a successful trajectory in architecture.

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Iñaky Pérez López
Mexico | 2019
Rubén Pérez Penedo
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING

MCH not only gave me the opportunity to increase my professional knowledge through each workshop, it also provided an international networking that allowed participants to create and work in architecture from a global perspective.

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Rubén Pérez Penedo
Venezuela | 2011
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

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 Colectiva en España, Siglo XX, 1929-1992
MCH Papers 2011
Vivienda, envolvente, hueco
Housing and Climate 1999-2019
Collective Housing a Manual
Housetag. European Collective Housing 2000-2021
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