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PROFESSIONAL MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME "ARCHITECTURE" / postgraduate

The RISEBA University established 2 year long professional MA programme in Architecture (120 ECTS) as a follow-up to the existing 7 semesters long BA programme (210 ECTS) in Architecture. The total length of the Architecture studies at the RISEBA (Bachelor + Master) will shape the volume of 330 ECTS or 5,5 full-time study years thus meeting the general requirements of the EU standards for Architects profession.

The graduates of the professional postgraduate programme "Architecture" will be eligible to obtain architect's certificate and begin professional practice in accordance with the certification requirements for the architects of the Republic of Latvia. MA programme “Architecture” is designed to provide students with the professional postgraduate level education and practical experience of a high quality in architecture and urban planning, as well as deep theoretical knowledge in architecture and urban planning science, which would be beneficial for correspondent scientific field and grow Latvian intellectual potential in accordance with European Union standards and priorities due to ongoing process of globalization.

The institutional vision of the RISEBA University is to establish the study environment where business meets arts. The Architecture programme at RISEBA University is considered as a creative direction of the studies.

The main study cores of the MA programme are as follows:

  • architecture and urban planning;
  • entrepreneurship, management and law studies; BIM - building information modelling;
  • optional studies related to the industry and field;
  • study practice in the local or international architecture firms or institutions.

The fundamental concept of the programme is the continuous development of the Master’s thesis during the whole study process. This factor allows to conclude that the study process will provide individual approach to every student’s interests. The content of the Bachelor’s programme at RISEBA University covers the major part of the knowledge, skills, and competences ascribed to the Architects profession allowing to establish the Masters programme as a cycle of specialization studies – the concept of urban planning seems very reasonable. The programme reflects the needs of contemporary developments (including technological resources and systems) and marks the programme potentially interesting for educational & profesisonal partnership in the future.

Degree awarded: Master in Architecture / architect's professional qualification
Language of instruction: English
Form of study: full time / 2 years
International opportunities: one semester studies / practice abroad (ERASMUS Programme)

Start of the studies for the upcoming period: Feb, 2018.
More about the admissions process here.

The full study fee: 6000 EUR per year.
The study fee with the 20% discount applies to citizens and permanent residents of The Republic of Latvia: 4800 EUR per year. Discount is applied for all study period - 2 years. 

  • Opening the professional MA programme in Architecture an additional 720 EUR discount "New programme" (for the first study year) is given for all respective postgraduate programme students.
  • The additional 720 EUR discount (for the first study year) will be given for RISEBA University BA Architecture programme graduates.

RISEBA University also supports high performing and creative students in the financing of their studies and offers a wide range of other tuition fee discounts. More information on the study fees, discounts. More on the study loans and scholarships.
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Contacts and information:
ARCHITECTURE Programme Director Jānis Dripe, phone: +371 28625222, e-mail: janis.dripe@riseba.lv.
Deputy director of the ARCHITECTURE Programme Dina Suhanova, phone: +371 22306818, e-mail: dina.suhanova@riseba.lv.