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Architecture

Great architecture is a point of departure – it uses the past for inspiration and is simultaneously looking forward to improving itself. It is art and science without which the world would stop growing and developing.

By studying master’s in Architecture at KTU you will contribute to this growth by developing your ability to generate creative ideas, to conduct research, to design and execute complex tasks and solve problems.

KTU master’s programme in Architecture was developed to build your knowledge and skills in architectural design, urban and territorial planning. These studies provide competences of scientific-methodical assessment, which enable preparation of professional projects for buildings and urban complexes. These competencies are enriched by managerial skills, and this unique mix will provide you with a competitive advantage in the architecture industry. After graduation, you can follow whatever career you wish – you may work in architectural or spatial planning organisations, create your own architectural business or pursue a scientific career.

MSc Architecture at KTU is one of a few study programmes where students work with researchers and practitioners architects and civil engineers creating common projects.

  • Collaborative study environments including Design Library Kaunas and Office of Artistic and Architectural Skills Development Lab
  • Studio-based teaching method applied in the development of projects
  • Hands-on experience using BIM, CAD, Space Syntax, ArcGIS software
  • A unique to Lithuania MA+ study model allows students either to aim for excellence in a chosen speciality field or to strengthen their interdisciplinary competencies by choosing different elective study paths

You can find the best student works from the previous school year HERE.

* Studies are usually conducted in the evenings, but some academic classes take place during the day.

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Cycle Second cycle
Field Architecture
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (evening-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Arts
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 6187 €
  • Brno Univeristy of Technology
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • University of Malta
  • University of Ferrara
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Architecture study field degree.

Language CGPA
Eligibility

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in English language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Full-time studies 6187 €
Price per credit 103,12 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 6187 €
Price per credit 103,12 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

Design – building, urban complexes and architectural design economics
Architectural renovation of buildings – types and methods of analysis
Protection of the heritage – research of cultural values, activities of their use, management and protection
Critical analysis of architecture – theories, concepts, social phenomena
Integration of modern architecture in historical environment Sustainable and economically effective design Analysis of architectural, urban and sociocultural context

 

 

Values

Why @KTU?

Master+

The programme offers either to masterpiece in the specialisation or to strengthen managerial/interdisciplinary skills by choosing individual set of competencies required for career.

Why @KTU?

Inspiring creative environment

Friendly and collaborative environment to study and create at newly established Design Library Kaunas and Office of Artistic and Architectural Skills Development Laboratories.

Why @KTU?

Latest software tools

Studio based teaching method is applied in the development of projects, followed by application of BIM, CAD, Space Syntax, ArcGIS software.

 

Career

  • Student’s competences
  • Performance of scientific research;
  • Preparation of research-based projects;
  • Team work;
  • Management and work with people.

 

  • Student’s skills
  • Able to perform scientific research works individually;
  • Able to substantiate his/her creative ideas using scientific knowledge;
  • Able to design buildings and urban complexes;
  • Able to implement interdisciplinary projects.

 

 

You may become

Architects take care of the analysis of given space, for example, they can help you to determine the style, space, or type of the building and prepare rough sketches, floor plans, visualizations, and necessary regulations. If needed they can also take care of the construction process.

Landscape architects prepare landscape projects, sketches, and plans. They closely work with the given space, consult and prepare technical conditions as well as contracts. If needed they also make calls for tenders.

Urbanists take care of the legal analysis concerning the urban area, consult about landscape architecture, prepare area plans, perform legal procedures, and publish these projects while maintaining contact with stakeholders.

 

 

MA+ competences

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

 

 

 

Lecturers. Experts in their field

Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė

Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė

Architect
Gintaras Balčytis

Gintaras Balčytis

Architect
Gintaras Prikockis

Gintaras Prikockis

Architect
Martynas Marozas

Martynas Marozas

Architect
Dalius Šarakauskas

Dalius Šarakauskas

Architect
Vidmantas Minkevičius

Vidmantas Minkevičius

Architect

 

 

Testimonials

Ingrida Povilaitienė

Ingrida Povilaitienė

KTU PhD student

 

Studies involved theoretical lectures, we prepared practical projects individually and in teams. Individual work developed responsibility for my decisions, while team work developed social and communication skills for the achievement of mutual objective. I successfully applied it in design activities, working as an architect in Lithuania and completing my internship at the architectural company in China, as well as performing research activities, working with scientific projects, during my internship at the University of Oldenburg. Fascinated by possibilities for application of theoretical knowledge in practice, I decided to continue my education in doctoral studies.

Ingrida Povilaitienė

Egidijus Blaževičius

KTU ASI, Director

 

Graduates make a significant contribution to the experimental development and research works performed by the institute. Their basic knowledge of design is useful for preparation of good quality documents of territorial planning, and scientific methodological preparation enables qualified performance of research and analytical work of landscaping.