The degree programme of the second cycle of university (Master) studies "621K10002 – Building Architecture” has been carried out by the VAA Department of Architecture since 1995. The degree programme is linked to a high demand for high qualification architects on the EU and Lithuanian markets, the development prospects of Vilnius, its region and the Republic of Lithuania.

The master’s degree programme of the study field of architecture is linked to the VAA mission and development strategy, provided for in the VAA Statute (approved by Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania on 23 June 2011, No. IX-1536). The purpose of the master’s degree programme is to train MA architects of high professional level capable of performing independent scientific research and using it in their practical activities.

The purpose of the master’s degree programme is to train MA architects of high professional level capable of performing independent scientific research and using it to justify their practical activities.

The graduates of the BA in architecture gain qualitatively new abilities during the master studies.  An MA graduate of the second cycle of the programme VAA 621K10002 Building Architecture has comprehensive knowledge about the methodology of scientific research of objects of architecture, is able to apply it creatively and originally in research and design. An MA graduate has the ability of critical and analytical thinking in addressing complex architectural issues, independently performing applied pre-design scientific research, using its findings and scientific knowledge to justify creative ideas and creating architectural objects of high artistic quality and functional value. An MA graduate is able to engage in teamwork, independently or together with the specialists of other areas develop architectural designs, make territorial management plans, easily using the methods and software of modern computer design.  An MA graduate is able to take personal and collective responsibility for his activities.

The completion of the second cycle studies enables an MA graduate in architecture to continue scientific activities, teach at a higher education institution, speeds up the process of professional attestation and increases competitiveness on the market of architectural design. Masters in Architecture can continue their studies by undertaking the third cycle to gain a degree of Doctor of Arts.

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