The Doctoral Program offered by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho at Guimarães (EAUM) confers the degree of Doctor in Architecture in three subject areas:
- City and Territory;
- Construction and Technology;
- Architectural Culture.
With several years of experience, its main objectives are to develop different research skills and methods through the use of conceptual and methodological frameworks that contribute to the expansion of the broad disciplinary field of Architecture.
This Doctoral Program profile, equivalent to 180 ECTS, lasts 6 semesters. The program is subdivided into two alternative plans, A and B:
Plan A: Includes two semesters, with obligatory frequency in curricular course units, followed by four months for the thesis development. For de academic year 2016/2017, the course opens with Constructions and Technology under the theme "Innovative Systems for Construction and Rehabilitation". The 1st call on applications opens from the 1st to the 20th of July 2016; the 2nd call from August 15 to September 16, 2016. The Seminar "Innovative Systems for Construction and Rehabilitation" will count with the support of renowned national and international experts and it should provide a scientific and critical reflection on emerging and fundamental issues on contemporary thinking in construction and technology on architecture.
- Plan B: Lasts 6 semesters that are entirely dedicated to the PhD thesis, without a curricular component, except for the offering of "Methodologies and Research Practices" unit (30 ECTS in the first semester). It is based on a tutorial system closely supervised by a scientific advisor allowing the student to build an individualized formative course adjusted to its research domain and ensuring sufficient flexibility within an environment that promotes the participation and experience between students and scientific advisors. Registrations are permanently open during the academic year. Submissions can be sent by filling in an application that includes, among other data, a Thesis Proposal Plan specifying a tentative Scientific Advisor from the EAUM to be approved.
The thesis may take two outcomes: either a “dissertation” (focused on a methodology of theoretical research and production); or of a “project” (focused on a practical research, which is structured in an architectural proposal with a descriptive and justifying report to demonstrate the pertinence and originality of the thesis).
EAUM Doctoral Program in Architecture is articulated with the R&D unit 'Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory' (Lab2PT) evaluated by FCT (Portuguese national science foundation) with a grade of ‘Very Good’, combining skills within the Social Sciences and Humanities broad interdisciplinary field, integrating a wide research team from different scientific areas.
Lab2PT is structured in three research groups according to their identity and goals: Landscapes and Societies (LandS), Design and Technology (DeTech) and Space and Representation (SpaceR). Members of Lab2PT closely interact with each other taking advantage of their diverse disciplinary expertise, generating an internal networking of human resources, a valuable tool to promote the scientific quality of projects and results, and profiting from the installed laboratory capacity as well as an extended international interaction.
EAUM’s Doctoral Program in Architecture is open for holders of a master's degree or equivalent, whose previous training course in Architecture, or related fields is recognized by the Scientific Council.
Applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements:
a) Beholders of a master degree or legally equivalent qualification;
b) Beholders of a higher education degree in the field of Architecture or equivalent and a relevant academic or scientific curriculum reviewed by the Scientific Council of the EAUM to ensure that candidates are able to undertake this cycle of studies;
c) Beholders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum reviewed by the Scientific Council of the School of Architecture of the EAUM to ensure that candidates are able to undertake this cycle of studies.
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Last updated February 14, 2018