24 PhD Programs in Architecture Studies

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 knowl… Read more

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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University Of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)
Belfast, United Kingdom

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

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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 & accurac ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
August 2020
29 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Camerino, Italy

Area: Architecture, Design, Planning

Area: Architecture, Design, Planning -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian
Campus
 
University of Trieste
Trieste, Italy

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

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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

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 ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
September 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 k ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

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 - So ... +

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. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

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 inten ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Spanish
Campus
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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

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
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

The PIDA is a postgraduate of high academic level, recognized by the National Postgraduate Program of Quality (PNPC) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT ... +

The PIDA is a postgraduate of high academic level, recognized by the National Postgraduate Program of Quality (PNPC) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) as Consolidated Program. It emerged in an alliance of Universities of the Center-West Region, which, uniting their resources and competences, today offer a program that reaches the highest quality standards, which is decisively contributed by its Basic Academic Core, made up of twenty- academic training, high level of qualification and great experience in the field of research in Architecture. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
July 2020
Campus
 
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Tehran, Iran

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 ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture
Canterbury, United Kingdom

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 buildings, gi ... +

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 buildings, giving a new lease of life to existing ones, developing urban spaces, landscapes or contemporary interiors, architects have a profound influence on all our lives. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Czech Technical University
Prague 6, Czech Republic

Our aim is to provide students with professional knowledge and skills for all aspects of the contemporary world with respect to issues in modern architecture. The main target ... +

Our aim is to provide students with professional knowledge and skills for all aspects of the contemporary world with respect to issues in modern architecture. The main target of the studies at the Faculty of Architecture is to support a balance among the humanities, scientific and artistic disciplines. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Izmir Institute of Technology
Izmir, Turkey

The department of architecture was established in 1995 as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences.

The department of architecture was established in 1995 as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus