07.04.01 Architecture

Architecture of sustainable environment

2 years

About the program

this program includes four semesters and provides an opportunity to specialize in architecture, focusing on aspects of research and design of integrated architectural spaces. An important characteristic of the magistracy is the so-called "design studios." Design studios that integrate didactic techniques: research, technical, functional and compositional tasks, tutorials and excursions. This approach, with its variety of didactic methods (such as technical and compositional exercises, project teams, lectures and excursions), leads to the creation of an integrated program that better corresponds to the individual approach. Project tasks focus not only on creating projects, but also research, discussion, related to theoretical training. Lectures are theoretical in nature, while laboratory classes are aimed at developing design skills.
There are five research centers in the Master's Degree Program: the Center for Research and Design Abroad at the partner university; Research Centre for Spatial Transformation and Urban Heritage; Urban Environment Research Center; Center for modernization of mass residential buildings; Center for Urban Planning of World Heritage Sites.

Learning outcomes

  • Master’s Degree Programme ends with the State Final Examination where the student presents of the report on the received competences to State Examination Board. The commission of the invited architects, scientists and professors of a high-rank reviews student’s research work and the design project which is executed on the basis of a research work and shows the conclusions of this work. The student submits the text of research work, the abstract, publications of scientific articles on a subject of the research and an exposition of a graphic part with explanations on the research subject. The design project is included in the general exposition. Also State Examination Board considers the review of the research work written by the candidate of architecture and the explanatory note to the design project signed by tutors of disciplines adjacent to design studio. Also, the abstract of the research work in Russian languages is submitted to the commission. The student presents the report on the work in which he/she covers a theoretical part of a research and comments on the design project, answers questions of the commission members.
  • In the course of protection of the work, the student shows all competences formed during the 2-year training. The Commission hears the supervisor’s comment on the student and the educational skills that student received. Then members of the commission discuss the work in the form of personal reports. After the defense and approval of all members of the commission, the commission chairman announces the decision to assign master’s degree qualification to the student or explains the reasons for refusal. At the end of the session, the commission estimates students’ works according to the 5 point scale. Points are given by all members of the commission.

Career opportunities

In practice, students can specialize in any of the following areas: architecture, planning, landscape architecture, urban regeneration, CAD and management, urban design, environmental assessment, rural planning, planning, third world planning, urban conservation and European planning.


Program academic supervisor

Fees and funding

194 200 ₽
Per year

Entrance exams

Applicants take a computer entrance exam in Russian language

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