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Earning a PhD places successful candidates at the height of academic achievement. It may be the highest level of education students can attain, and it marks them as experts in their field. Often regarded as an intense research project, a doctoral certificate can typically be achieved in three to five years.

What is a PhD in Architecture Studies? A doctoral degree in this area may confer deep knowledge in architecture and allied concentrations such as engineering, planning and design. In-depth thesis development may include research and study of the fundamental elements and foundations forming the field of architecture to further its expansion. Candidates can tailor their area of focus to meet their individual needs in topics such as urban studies, arts and design, and development. Core competencies may vary based on specialty.

PhD candidates can develop long-form writing and presentation skills, enabling them to communicate complex ideas effectively. Self-management skills may also benefit individuals in many aspects of life, personal and professional.

Enrollment and attendance fees fluctuate from one institution to another. Program length and location are contributing factors to final costs. Students should weigh the program objectives against their goals to ensure it is appropriate.

Careers for successful doctoral candidates in architecture studies can range from program directors in urban planning to academic researchers and teachers at the post-secondary level. A PhD may command higher salaries than other degrees. Architectural consultants and interior and spatial designers are in demand at research centers and professional architectural publications. Nontraditional career paths can include architectural researchers and landscape architects. These positions can be highly competitive and may have significant advancement opportunities.

Earning a PhD in Architecture Studies may open doors to a wide range of possibilities in new industries. Online courses can allow for flexible program completion, and the internet allows candidates to attend classes regardless of distance from the campus. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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22 Results in Architecture Studies

University Of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits. ... [+]

Ph.D. in ArchitectureThe doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits.The study programme includes 60 ects–credits in organized study form, and 120 ects–credits of individual research work (basic or applied research). The organized forms are comprised of a general, architectural module and interdisciplinary optional modules, as well as of an annual research presentation (ranging from the presentation of the study plan to the defense of the dissertation).The scientific title acquired by the doctoral student in the field of architecture is Doctor of Science. The abbreviated form of the title placed in front of the name is Dr.Basic GoalsThe programme trains the independent scientific researcher in the widest problem area of architectural issues, demonstrating responsibility towards the cultural region and excellence at an international level. Responsibility for architecture as both a field of scientific research and a cultural region derives from the significance of architectural design, the quality of buildings harmonizing with the environment, respect for natural and urban landscapes, which is in the public interest. The quality of physical space is protected in the public interest by Slovenian and European legislation.General competencies... [-]

Slovenia Ljubljana
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Area: Architecture, Design, Planning ... [+]

Area: Architecture, Design, Planning Architecture, Theories, and Design Innovation Design Sustainable Urban Planning

Teaching locations - Ascoli Piceno - Satellite site of Camerino University

Architecture, Theories, and Design Theories and design of contemporary Architecture; History and development of architectural Heritage; Graphic and multimedia representation of Architecture. Innovation Design Innovative and intelligent design of objects, systems, and environments; Design for environmental sustainability and for process and product innovation; Communication design, new technologies, and cultural heritage. Sustainable Urban Planning Sustainable development of the territory, land co... [-]
Italy Camerino
November 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
UAEU United Arab Emirates University

The Ph.D. in Geography Concentration provides advanced knowledge about the latest theories in the field of GIS such as GIS modeling, internet/mobile GIS, and GIS & ac ... [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. in Geography Concentration provides advanced knowledge about the latest theories in the field of GIS such as GIS modeling, internet/mobile GIS, and GIS & accuracy assessment. The concentration offers a chance for graduates to be equipped with knowledge and skills that are necessary for the vibrant GIS field. Upon completion of the concentration students will be able to debate complex geographical issues utilizing GIS tools, assess web-based GIS maps, and adopt Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) in GIS projects.

UAEU now ranks #1 in the UAE based on the Times Higher Education Ranking! We are also #5 in the Middle East, #49th in Asia and #70 in the Young University Rankings of 2019.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Al Ain
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

Architecture at Queen’s addresses the issues of architecture and urbanism in an increasingly globalised world, where factors such as sustainability and climate change, id ... [+]

Overview

Architecture at Queen’s addresses the issues of architecture and urbanism in an increasingly globalised world, where factors such as sustainability and climate change, identity and heritage, and notions of craft and form create a complex context that architecture has to mediate.

Architecture at Queen’s values both traditional academic and practice-based research. We have the expertise to support PhDs involving deep investigations into cultural, historic and technological contexts both in Ireland and globally. Our practice-based PhDs (offered in association with the ADAPTr programme) and research-by-design activities promise new knowledge through not only the analysis of the existing but also the documentation of new processes and situations created by new design thinking. In both, architecture is seen both as a lens and as a measure of urban, suburban and rural landscapes.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
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Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

Architects and the designers of our surroundings are the driving force behind the design and development of our built environment. Whether they are designing new building ... [+]

Overview

The Kent School of Architecture offers a full-time and part-time research programme, leading to a Ph.D. research degree. The School promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research study in architecture, urbanism, and related fields. The main objective is to combine contemporary advanced research with an educational agenda, preparing candidates to practice in a global academic and professional world.

A particular feature of the KSA research degree programme is the wide spectrum of investigation and the possibility of undertaking research by design. Ph.D. students have access to all University of Kent facilities and a weekly seminar designed for research students only. Each candidate is entitled to two supervisors.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

As a combination of urban management and governance, this PhD programme provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world. ... [+]

PhD in Urban Development and Governance

As a combination of urban management and governance, this PhD programme provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world.

The PhD programme focuses on creating an academic-to-practice environment which will prepare students to be experts in their field. While students are required to be at IHS for three months a year during which they will form the base of their skills and knowledge, they are also allowed to conduct research elsewhere for the rest of the year.

What can I look forward to, in this programme? A custom-made list of courses to choose from, designed to accompany through the stages of their PhD and line up with their focuses Working with internationally-renowned experts in their field Working on real-life cases Making professional connections all over the world A flexible working environment How is the programme organised? ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
University of Trieste

The Ph.D. course prepares culture-oriented and high scientific profile researchers to engineering applications, and enable them to develop knowledge, new methods of inves ... [+]

The Ph.D. course prepares culture-oriented and high scientific profile researchers to engineering applications, and enable them to develop knowledge, new methods of investigation, design and research activity in public or private bodies, along with managerial competencies. The available curricula are Architecture and Civil-Environmental Engineering.

Activities are oriented to advanced design, theoretical analysis, soft-computing, and experimentation. The first year includes courses or lectures on basic science subjects and organizational aspects of research, according to the weaknesses of the individual initial preparation and the selected research themes. An analysis of the state of the art will be also carried out, and the main theme of study will be identified. The second and third year will be devoted to the individual themes, and a stay in a research body of international relevance will be proposed. Common features are a multidisciplinary theoretical-experimental approach and interaction with the territory, the industrial and professional world.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

SCARP is interested in attracting students to its Ph.D. program who are interested in topics broadly related to the transition to sustainability through the democratizati ... [+]

SCARP is interested in attracting students to its Ph.D. program who are interested in topics broadly related to the transition to sustainability through the democratization of planning approaches. Under this broad umbrella, our faculty have diverse interests, ranging from sustainable transportation studies to disaster preparedness, community development and social planning, poverty alleviation at home and abroad, negotiation and mediation of land and resource conflicts, the ecological footprint, risk analysis, managing multicultural cities and regions, cross-cultural and indigenous planning, community based urban design, urbanization and its challenges in East and Southeast Asia to name just a few of our faculty's research interests. Our research approach is inherently interdisciplinary and spans qualitative and quantitative methodologies.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution ... [+]

DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. The Degree is assessed on the basis of the thesis only and the candidate has to satisfy the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of Humanities that the thesis is his or her own unaided work. Upon submission of the final thesis, he or she has to give an undertaking that it has not been submitted to any other institution for examination and the granting of a qualification.

Admission requirements

To be admitted for studies at this level a student must be in possession of a Master’s Degree in Sociology, Industrial Sociology or Urban Studies, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Faculty of Humanities.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Science

The field is aimed at local, regional, macro-regional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of the development of Nature ... [+]

The field is aimed at local, regional, macro-regional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere.

The aiming is based on the study of the development of Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. The study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on:

regional development, development of a region and regional systems; Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development; traveling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences; transformation and development of traffic systems; geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions. Description of verification and evaluation criteria ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Universidade da Coruña

The official program of Doctorate in "Architecture and Urbanism" is organized by the University of A Coruña. Being a unique degree in the University System of Galicia is ... [+]

Introduction

The official program of Doctorate in "Architecture and Urbanism" Is organized by the University of A Coruña. Being a unique degree in the University System of Galicia is intended to collect research activities in these disciplines in the Autonomous Community of Galicia, but without giving up its expansion at national and international level.

The program is aimed at training doctors in the different disciplines of Architecture and Urbanism. As it is a question of answering researches with very different fields, the program has seven lines of research that respond to the areas of knowledge typical of architecture and urbanism and that form the student in the knowledge of degree and master. These are:... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus

The Ph.D. degree program in Architecture Engineering is for the person who wishes to investigate architecture and the built environment in focused projects that unfold ov ... [+]

Introduction:

The Ph.D. degree program in Architecture Engineering is for the person who wishes to investigate architecture and the built environment in focused projects that unfold over a span of years. Students embarking on a doctorate conduct original research that yields new insights into past, current, and future developments of architecture and building practices. Doctoral Studies promotes independent critical thinkers and research specialists across a range of fields within the increasingly broad fields of architecture and the built environment.

The province of the Ph.D. is the exploration of new territories of design research, contributions to the knowledge base of the discipline, and steps toward the redefinition of aspects of design. The program also develops advanced technical research skills to prepare students for a career in industry, academia and other settings in which systematic and critical analytical skills are required. Candidates are supported and engaged in communities of practice where learning is fundamentally a social phenomenon; where knowledge is integrated into the life of these communities that share interests, ideas, discourses, ways of doing things and exploring the boundaries of design thinking.... [-]

Iran Tehran
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

The Ph.D. Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds includin ... [+]

PhDs in Architecture Studies.

The PhD Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds including applied economists, economic geographers, urban planners and sociologists. Our main research themes include migration (both voluntary and forced), regional resilience (both in peripheral areas and cities), knowledge (innovation, human capital, creativity, entrepreneurship) and the informal economy. The methodological approach spans from more qualitative (case studies) techniques to more quantitative (econometric-based) ones. We have internship programs with the OECD and the European Commission and several collaborations with foreign universities (including an Erasmus+ program with the London School of Economics). Our students are fully funded and we provide them with accommodation and meal vouchers.... [-]

Italy L'Aquila
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Universidad de La Laguna

The Doctoral Program in Regional Development that is proposed is the result of the adaptation of the current Doctoral Program in Regional Development, Training and Employ ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Regional Development that is proposed is the result of the adaptation of the current Doctoral Program in Regional Development, Training and Employment, distinguished with the Quality Mention according to Resolution of October 20, 2008, of the Secretary of State of Universities, for which the Mention of Quality is awarded to the doctoral studies of Spanish universities for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Justification of the title

Background of the Program

The Doctoral Program in Regional Development that is proposed is the result of the adaptation of the current Doctoral Program in Regional Development, Training and Employment, distinguished with the Quality Mention according to Resolution of October 20, 2008, of the Secretary of State of Universities, for which the Mention of Quality is awarded to the doctoral studies of Spanish universities for the 2008-2009 academic year. In turn, the Regional Development, Training and Employment Program resulted from the adaptation of the Training, Employment and Regional Development Program, with a Quality Award from the Ministry of Education and Science in the 2004 call, in line with the initial reform of the studies postgraduate studies within the framework of the European Convergence in the field of higher education, and has its genesis in the final years of the 90s. It is on that date when, taking advantage of practical experience in doctoral programs, the professors of the Department of Economics of Institutions, Economic Statistics and Econometrics of the Universidad de La Laguna considered the development of a program that exceeded the conception that,... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes

The Doctoral Degree in Anthropic Sciences, is an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary program offered by the Center for Design and Construction Sciences, the Departmen ... [+]

The Doctoral Degree in Anthropic Sciences, is an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary program offered by the Center for Design and Construction Sciences, the Departments of Construction and Structures, Habitat Design, Geotechnics and Hydraulics, as well as Theory and Methods . This postgraduate course offers greater flexibility as a tutoring system, which strengthens research activities.

General objective

To train high level researchers from the humanist perspective with a strong social commitment and an active concern about the environment, focusing the researcher on the problems of the anthropic areas of specific regional contexts in a systemic and critical way in order to contribute to their sustainable development.... [-]

Mexico Aguascalientes
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus