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N°1 Architecture Master's in Spain by El Mundo Ranking 

Master in Collective Housing (MCH), has been rated with the first position as the best postgraduate master of architecture in Spain by El Mundo Ranking 2019.


“El Mundo” Spanish newspaper makes yearly a ranking of the best 250 postgraduate master's programs in 50 different knowledge areas. For the third year in a row, our MCH postgraduate program presented by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETH), has been awarded with the first position in the field of architecture, recognizing once more its quality and prevalence among other options. 


We are really glad about this recognition, because it means that our MCH program keeps being improved year after year.  We want to thank our academic staff, faculty and amazing participants for this wonderful result, that is no more than other proof of our commitment to architecture education. 


Go to the official announcement by clicking here.

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El Mundo. Selection Criteria

The postgraduate education is nowadays almost a compulsory requirement in most employment selection processes, so proving that graduated students really get a career improvement after the course is essential. El Mundo’s ranking rates how well this goal is achieved, according to the 16 selection criteria listed under these lines.

 Group A: Master’s demand 

  1. Foundation year. The Master program has been held at least during four years to be part of the ranking’s research.
  2. Offered positions. To rate the acceptance rate.
  3. Demanded positions. A high demand certifies the postgraduate program’s success.
  4. Associated entities. It indicates the external appreciation of the program.
  5. Relation quality/price. It is an important fact for students, which relates to the academic offer.
  6. Students selection criteria. It considers the kind of process that students have to go through to be admitted.
  7. Master´s Director. The responsible persons’ reputation is taken into account.
  8. Number of headquarters and location. To measure its national and international acknowledgment and its expansion.


 Group B: Human Resources 

  1. Professors prestige and quantity. Academic board’s quality is evaluated, as well as the participation of professors with broadly recognized prestige.
  2. Innovation in its teaching quality and methodology. It considers the use of new teaching methods.
  3. Tutorial attention. It is important that participants can have individualized support.
  4. Foreign students inscribed. Absolutely essential to measure the school’s and diploma’s relevance abroad.


Group C: Study plan

  1. Academic program. It reveals the program’s contents, structure, and terms. It is important to know what innovation the master program adds considering the university diploma related.
  2. Relation between practice and theory. It shows the importance of practice-oriented teaching versus theoretical knowledge.
  3. Practical credits in companies. It analyses if the program contents are adapted to the professional reality.
  4. Professional internships managed by the master program. It measures the actual connection between the course and the business field.

 You can check the El Mundo's Criteria at the official website by clicking here

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MCH Master in Collective Housing

The Master of Architecture in Collective HousingMCH, is a postgraduate full-time international professional program of advanced architecture design in cities and housing presented by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Next edition will start in January 2020, and the application period will be opened till 31.12.2019 or until vacancies are filled.
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