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Masters in Architecture and Construction

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
19 September 2022

About this program

Masters in Architecture and Construction

The two-year master's degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering is a continuation of the four-year bachelor's degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering in the same field of study. The emphasis in the master's study is on architectural design and building disciplines, which are an integral part of every construction work. The two-year program includes courses in architecture and urban design with a major emphasis on studio work. The studio also includes interior design.

Admission requirements

Criteria for Admission

  • Bachelor degree (at least)
  • English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level).
  • Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Architectural Design 1
  • Architectural Space, Public Space and Urban Detail
  • Building Typology, Practical Theory
  • Greenery and Landscape
  • Interior Studio
  • Protection and Restoration of Historical Objects
  • Urbanism and Planning of Cities

Semester 2

  • Architectural Design 2
  • Selected Articles of Building Acoustics and Daylight
  • Selected Parts of Building Services
  • Theory of architectura and psychology
  • Urban Design Studio 1

Semester 3

  • Architectural Design 3
  • Diploma Thesis Seminar
  • Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Materials in Architecture
  • Urban Design Studio 2

Semester 4

  • Diploma Project
  • Economics for Architects
  • Law for Architects

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 50 000 CZK per semester, approx. 4000 EUR per academic year


Graduate's knowledge

The graduate has a deep knowledge and understanding of the subject and scope of the field corresponding to the current state of knowledge. The graduate has broad knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods corresponding to the current state of knowledge in the field. The graduate has an understanding of the possibilities, conditions and limitations of the use of knowledge of related fields.

Graduate's skills

The graduate is able to make independent and responsible decisions in new or changing contexts or in a fundamentally evolving environment with regard to the wider social consequences of decision-making. The graduate is able to define assignments for professional activities, to coordinate them and to take ultimate responsibility for their results according to the developing context and available resources. The graduate is able to solve the ethical problem independently. The graduate is able to communicate his / her expert opinions in a comprehensible and convincing way to experts and the wider public. The graduate is able to use his / her professional knowledge, professional skills and general competence in at least one foreign language. The graduate is able to plan, support and manage with the use of theoretical knowledge in the field of acquiring further professional knowledge, skills and competences of other team members.

Career paths

Graduate's employment

A graduate of a two-year master's degree will find employment primarily as a creative designer - architect with a strong technical knowledge in the field of conceptual design and design of all kinds of building construction and as the main coordinator of the project. Another possibility of professional application is in administrative institutions and offices dealing with the issue of construction, including monument care. Completion of the master's study is a prerequisite for the possible continuation of the doctoral study.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

Contact info

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

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