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, and urban and territorial planning. These studies provide competencies of scientific-methodical assessment, which enable the 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 to create 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.
IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in English language.
Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %
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.
First component of the competition score
Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement
Second component of the competition score
Third component of the competition score
Motivation letter and online interview
The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2023-2024 is indicated below.
Price per credit
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Price per credit
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.
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
Architects analyse existing situation of the design location and its context, generate design ideas, and represent them by sketches, design spaces and buildings, draw floor plans, sections, prepare visualizations, and follow 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 prepare territorial plans and solve issues of the layout of buildings, their accessibility, the formation of public spaces, the planning of transport, social and green infrastructure systems, and other aspects of urban and rural territory planning. They analyse the urbanized territory and the legal documents in force in it, conduct site inspections and advise on urban design and planning matters, organize public hearings of the projects, and carry out their legal coordination procedures, involve stakeholders in the planning process.
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);
(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.
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.
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.
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