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3rd Best Architecture Master's program in the World

Master in Collective Housing (MCH) is the 3rd best architecture postgraduate program in the world and the best architecture master's program in Europe according to the Best Architecture Master's Ranking 2019


Best Architecture Master's, or BAM, is an international platform of postgraduate studies that makes an annual Ranking of  Master's Programs in the world. BAM Ranking and Methodology is developed in collaboration with relevant academic professors around the world and Archdaily. In this edition of the international ranking, MCH has been rated in the top 3 of Architecture Postgraduate Programs in the world. You can find the complete ranking at BAM Official Website 


We are really proud of this recognition and we want to congratulate to our incredible faculty, participants, and staff for their willingness to do and be better. Without any doubt, this is the best way to end our academic year.  

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BAM Ranking Methodology

BAM Ranking developed a Methodology that evaluates the postgraduates programs through the following indicators: 


1.- Consolidation in time

The age of a master shows its success through the continuous demand, with applicants in each edition. Its continuity through time means a teaching program is stable and generates confidence in newcomers. It also proves itself relevant for the professionals who participated in the past.


2.- Relation with other universities

It will be positively valued that a postgraduate program is directly related to other universities at international level due to the continuous communication it implies and the possibility to generate educational agreements that benefit both students and alumni.


3.- Length vs. benefit

The relation between cost and length of the master program is a relevant indicator for find out its acceptance and affordability. Many candidates have limited resources to invest in their further education.


4.- Teaching approach

Optimum quality means generating the best benefits available to the whole alumni corps once the course has culminated, promoting a successful development of the professional career. This will be tested through the balanced relation between theory and practice, aiming to cover the different areas of knowledge in an integral, substantial and professional way.


5.- Job opportunities & networking

It is valued that the postgraduate program optimizes the career development of the participants in terms of job opportunities and networking between professors, former students and other professionals in the field.


6.- Faculty internationality

International professors contribute to offer a wide and multicultural educative experience that promotes the professional enrichment of the students.


7.- Faculty competence

The academic and professional competence of the professors is highly valued to ensure that imparted lectures will maintain a high quality in terms of teaching. This will be measured by the achieved PhD studies and by the number of professors actively involved in relevant practices related to the profession.


8.- Alumni internationality

International participants also contribute to create a wide and multicultural educative experience that promotes the professional enrichment of the students.


9.- Publications

It is highly valued that the program made relevant publications related to the profession in research, practical work or any other. The amount of publications shows and demonstrates the performance of the work that the participants have made as part of the program. Also, it is taken in consideration the quantity of publications developed by the regular professors of the program because it can determine the prestigious and relevance of the faculty and the quality of teaching.  


10.- Facilities

It is specially taken into consideration for the development of the program to have a dedicated and suitable space in all its stages. It is also considered that participants have access to different tools and materials needed to can successfully complete the required tasks


11.- Extra points

BAM Ranking takes the QS University Ranking by Subject 2018 as a reference for the selection of programs to be studied. Due to the relevance of this Ranking for the BAM Project, some additional points are achieved for the programs which are presented by the first 10th universities of architecture ranked of the QS Ranking by Subject 2018. 

In addition, the study plan will obtain an extra point in case of implementing innovative teaching methods. This includes new technologies, tools, processes and activities that promote innovation and boldness in the master’s degree.

BAM Ranking 2019

You can check the complete list of results by clicking HEREThe following is the TOP 10 of the present edition of the BAM Ranking. 

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MCH Master in Collective Housing 2020

Next edition of the MAS in Collective Housing will start in January 2020, and the application period is already opened, till 31.12.2019 or until vacancies are filled. 
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). 
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