Situated within the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) at the University of Luxembourg, and with a strong emphasis on research, the MARCH programme establishes productive connections with surrounding fields of humanities and social sciences, especially geography, economics, history, and sociology, along with related programmes of spatial planning and engineering. It is complementary to other Master programmes within the University, such as the Master in Geography and Spatial Planning, the Master in European Governance, and the Master in Sustainable Development. As such, the MARCH programme offers a unique transdisciplinary approach, necessary to understand and tackle the complex social, economic, and environmental challenges associated with the production of the contemporary built environment.
The MARCH is based at Belval University campus, at the cross-border geography of South Luxembourg. The 120 hectares of post-industrial landscape of Belval, which once housed Luxembourg's largest steel foundry, are being redeveloped into a major regional research node. The Belval site hosts the main campus of the University, as well as different institutions such as the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), as well as the new Learning Centre and its central university library. Belval campus is also positioned within a broader ecosystem of cultural and community organisations, offering students proximate access to Fab Lab Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Center for Architecture (LUCA), and other complementary organisations.
The MARCH features dedicated studio spaces within the Belval campus, equipped with individual desks, group presentation spaces, and collaborative working areas. It offers access to all necessary equipment for printing and model-making, including a large-format plotter, laser cutter, large-format scanners, colour laser printers, and dedicated, fully equipped workstations. The programme also includes access to an off-campus exhibition and studio space, BRILL 24, located in the city centre of Esch-sur-Alzette.