This master is aimed at architects involved in the design and construction of buildings for healthcare and for those who want to specialize in this field.

The latest trends point towards the concept of the "evolutionary hospital", which addresses the need to continually adapt to new medical and technological requirements with minimal cost, while ensuring that such changes can be made without disrupting daily activities.

Small groups, highly qualified teachers, theoretical classes and a workshop complemented with a project thesis, are some of the characteristics that define this intensive master's degree, which under the title Healthcare Architecture Now and in the Future provides the knowledge to develop high-quality healthcare projects in all their complexity.

The master consists of two parts. The first part is the postgraduate course that will take place from September 2 to October 31, 2019 in which the students design a hospital of medium complexity of 20,000 m², while at the same time engaging in theoretical classes and visits to landmark hospitals and healthcare centers in Catalonia.

The second part of the master's degree, from November 4 to December 20, 2019, will be focused on research into innovative solutions to new functional programs and new responses to the challenges of the fast changing healthcare industry now and in the future. Issues such as new typologies, sustainability, energy efficiency and adaptation to new technologies will be explored.

Once the two parts have been completed in person in Barcelona, each student will develop a dissertation-thesis to be submitted in July 2020 and presented in September 2020. The tutorials, corrections and presentation of the dissertation-thesis may be realized in person or on line, as well as via video conference.



Master's Degree

Part 1 Postgraduate course: September 2 to October 31, 2019

Part 2 Research project: November 4 to December 20, 2019

Cost complete master's degree: € 10,600


First part: Postgraduate Course

The option of studying only the first part of the master is possible by enrolling in the first part, the postgraduate course Hospital Architecture for the 21st Century.

Cost (option postgraduate course): € 6,100