Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Degree in Architecture (leading to masters level)

Degree in Architecture (leading to masters level)

The architect is responsible for the study and creation of habitable spaces among others, by means of analysis, research and development of techniques and processes.

This work brings together the areas of technical and humanistic knowledge in order to synthesize them in the architectural project. Due to this, the training of an architect is somewhere between science and art: art because it searches for beauty in the form of its work and science because it must have the constructive and stability conditions necessary for construction.

Architecture creates territory, modifies the environment and adapts to the needs of society, creates spaces, cities and builds the framework where society can develop.

Degree description


Degree Degree in Architecture
Branch Engineering and Architecture
Minimum duration 5 years
Crèdits ECTS 300 + Degree Final Project
Basic formation 60
Compulsory 210
Optional 30 (12 Internships)
Degree Final Project 30
Places 60 
Timetables Morning and afternoon
Teaching Center

School of Architecture (Campus Bellissens Reus)

Language used
  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

Recommended profile


Recommended electives chosen in the secondary education: Art History, Aesthetics, Second foreign language and Artistic Drawing. Subjects in secondary education in which one must be especially prepared: Technical Drawing and Physics.

It is necessary to have a minimum ability in the area of ​​drawing and a basic technical training in physics and mathematics that permits tackling studies to achieve the structural stability of the building, as well as the calculation and the control of natural and artificial parameters that influence the building. Students must have a predisposition for the synthesis of knowledge in different areas, this will help the student in acquiring specific abilities in these studies.



Internship in the Degree is defined as an elective subject due to the high compulsory nature of the degree.  Consequently, the optional nature permits a flexible mechanism to adapt internship credits to the offers of the host offices, these can be totally or partially exchanged for specialized elective subjects.

The intention of the internship is that the student develops projects and professional activities related to urban and territorial planning, as well as cataloguing, protection and intervention projects related to architectural heritage. The intern also needs to have the possibility of performing activities related with the professional competencies of the architect in the fields of design and technology and, finally, must participate in activities related to companies of the construction sector in which the architect intervenes professionally.



The main objective is to train professionals with a comprehensive knowledge of all areas related to scientific foundations, theory and practice of architecture and ability to lead the development of projects and adapt in an efficient manner to the rapidly evolving environment.

Degree Final Project


Having completed the 300 credits of the curriculum, the presentation and defence of a degree final project is expected, with an equivalent duration of 30 ECTS. The presentation and defence of the project is performed before a university jury in which renowned professionals can participate.

The goals of this project are:



The profession of an architect is regulated by current legislation. Therefore, all these regulations clearly establish competencies that students must acquire, which are the following:

Professional Career Opportunities


The scope of work of the architect is defined by current legislation, since it must take into account that it is a regulated profession. Some of these fields of activity correspond to two large areas: design and technology, that correspond to the design and technical modules of the curriculum, and they are the following:

Teaching and research are also areas of work of the architect in their specialties, from teaching technical drawing and construction trades to historical research in the field of architecture and applied research in systems and components of the construction sector.

The forms of professional practice have evolved from the free exercise of the profession, with private offices, to a significant number of architects working for someone else or for the Administration. It is frequent to find partnerships between architects according to criteria of specialization and also the grouping in multidisciplinary teams, including professionals from other fields. Professional tasks that people with a degree in architecture will perform are the following: