Kharkiv School of Architecture — higher education



Master’s Degree Programme at the Kharkiv School of Architecture provides an environment for modern architectural practice. The two-year intensive programme is designed for those who have already acquired basic competences for architectural project work and who are eager to get an impetus for their professional development in the international context.

The programme aims at training a new generation of Ukrainian architects who will obtain the most relevant internationally applicable competences in architectural design and construction based upon the following principles: ecological awareness, technological expedience and conceptual intensity.


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    Field work with real-life projects and clients. Studying relevant international practice of analysis, design and adjustment of the developed environment, applied to the context of local examples from Ukrainian cities.

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    The Studio as a unique environment for such work, which every student can adjust to his/her own needs. On-going training within a students’ group. The students will continuously interact with the city, the context and the public, engaging them in the implementation of their projects.

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    Team work and engagement of Ukrainian and international experts from various fields. The structure of an integrated project: all academic disciplines are selected and arranged in such a way as to enable the students to implement complex architectural projects set by the xLAB by applying the knowledge they acquire during the training process.

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    Програма розроблена у відповідності до професійних стандартів Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


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    Акцентом програми є вивчення відповідної глобальної практики дослідження, проєктування та адаптації забудованого середовища.

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    The Programme is based on relevant international practice in research, design and adjustment of the developed environment.

  • Specialization:

    191 Architecture and Urban Planning

  • License of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine:

    Resolution No. 227-L dated 02 April 2019

  • Освітня програма:

    Архітектура та середовище

    120 ECTS credits


  • Programme Duration:

    2 years

  • Graduation Certificate:

    Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning

  • Languages of Training

    Ukrainian, English

  • Training Mode:


  • Tuition Fee:

    60 000 per semester

The Programme focuses on continuous practice, so, the students will literally go outside and plunge into the context, try new things and experiment. During this process, the students will be supervised by tutors – architectural practitioners from Ukraine and other countries. During the two years of study, the students implement 3 term projects and prepare an individual diploma project. All the student projects will be designed for existing contexts and will apply modern research and cutting-edge design methods. Master’s Degree Programme aims at providing continuous training within a students’ group based on the enrollee’s personal achievements and the tutors’ experience, as well as engagement of local communities and various interdisciplinary groups.

Programme Units

During the course of study, twice a year, the students have traineeships in the architectural offices of Ukraine and Europe, the Lab of the Kharkiv School of Architecture, leading research institutions, municipal agencies and civil society organizations. During their traineeship, the students work with real-life cases of designing architectural objects and transforming cities. The students work within the local and the global contexts and search for new material incarnation of the space around them. They learn from well-known practitioners of architecture, curators, engineers and outstanding researchers and theorists of the day.

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    Дослідницька практика/Воркшоп (на вибір)

    В залежності від вибору, студенти отримують можливість проходження практики в дослідницьких інституціях, міських адміністраціях чи участі в професійних воркшопах.


    Практика в архітектурному офісі

    Практика проходить в архітектурних бюро України та світу.

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    Переддипломна практика







Fulco Treffers

Голландський архітектор та міський дослідник, засновник та колишній директор Temporary Art Centre, засновник студії 12N Urban Matters.


Nadya Nilina

Міська планувальниця, громадська діячка, провідна викладачка модуля «Проблеми урбанізму» школи МАРШ та гуманітарного блоку ХША.


Oleh Drozdov

Співзасновник ХША, куратор Технічного блоку ХША, викладач, засновник архітектурного бюро Drozdov&Partners.


Oleksandra Naryzhna

Перша проректорка та викладачка ХША. Архітекторка, урбаністика, міська планувальниця. Голова громадської організації Міські реформи, кураторка та керівниця проектів з трансформації Харкова.


Lawrence Barth

Професор урбанізму в AA School of Architecture, консультант по архітектурі та плануванню, куратор Гуманітарного блоку ХША.

Велика Британія

Yevheniia Dulko

Магістер політичних наук, випускниця програми Advanced studies in integrated urban development у CANactions. Позаштатний радник Миколаївського міського голови з питань урбаністики.


The Kharkiv School of Architecture is a large community of national and international partners. During the study, the students will work with experts from the leading architectural schools of Europe: Architectural Association School of Architecture (АА), UK, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland, the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Kharkiv context lays the foundation for all the programmes of the Kharkiv School of Architecture. Kharkiv provides great opportunities for those ready to accept the challenge and take part in shaping today’s history. Kharkiv has always been a city of new ideas, great ambitions and active cultural and intellectual life. The start of a new school of architecture in Kharkiv is by no means accidental. It was the foundation of Kharkiv University in the 19th century that gave the city a strong impetus for development. Kharkiv is a young students’ city; it has a tremendous scientific potential and offers great opportunities to young specialists of the new generation of architects.

Studying at the Kharkiv School of Architecture: Advantages