Doctorate Degrees in Architecture

Compare 12 PhD Programs in Architecture

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A Doctorate in Philosophy, or Ph.D., is the most advanced degree in most fields of study. Representing an effort of four years of research, a Ph.D. generally culminates in a doctoral dissertation.

 

A student with a master's degree in architecture or engineering may wonder, "What is a Ph.D. in Architecture"? Often referred to as a study degree, the doctorate in architecture is usually focused on a specific question that the student explores, related to issues of design and construction as found in the built environment.

 

The benefits of a Ph.D. in Architecture include a thorough mastery of the areas of study to a professional and academic level of excellence. The doctoral candidate demonstrates exemplary knowledge and a broad understanding of principles of design engineering and creation. Together with faculty advisors, a doctoral candidate follows a course of research, often presenting seminars and classes prior to working with faculty advisors, while preparing and defending a doctoral dissertation.

 

Depending on the country and city where the program of study is located, the cost of a Ph.D. in Architecture will vary grandly. Prospective doctoral candidates are advised to review the list below and learn more about the investment of time and resources that will be required to earn the degree.

 

Though often focused toward an academic career, a Ph.D. in Architecture also prepares the student for other opportunities. Graduates work in government and industry positions that rely on individuals with advanced understanding in principles of design, engineering and building of the structures of society. The salary to be expected with the degree may vary substantially depending on individual cases. With the superior knowledge in principles of research and advanced enquiry, the successful doctoral student is a valuable asset for many employers.

 

The process of applying to a Ph.D. in Architecture program is simple. Review the list of universities provided, and select those most appropriate for your needs. 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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PhD In Architecture

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The PhD in Architecture opens a space for training and high-level advanced research aimed not only to those who are in the gym, but also those who exercise professional practice, for whom this course presents the possibility to deepen their knowledge and develop skills in the field of Architecture . [+]

PhDs in Architecture. PRESENTATION The PhD in Architecture opens a training and advanced high-level research and intended not only to those who are in the gym, but also those who exercise professional practice, for whom this course presents the possibility to deepen their knowledge and develop skills in the field of architecture. It integrates the practical design work in architecture as advanced research form, placing it in the context of scientific research. It intends to develop in the current international environment, to ensure the placement of students in competitive global media and provide them with skills comparable to international academic level; provide cross-disciplinary knowledge on conceptual issues, formal and practical with application in research, critical thinking, planning and execution of works having as a framework of areas the landscape, in a comprehensive way, as well as the questions of the nature of built heritage (monumental , industrial, civilian), a more specific way. Careers Considering the value of the culturalist approach, with foundations in the technical field, the architecture recognizes the its scope and relevance in a wide range of areas. Despite such comprehensiveness identify more specific areas of the valences of advanced training in architecture, especially in a "by design" approach, such as: workshops professional practice of architecture; university education (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles); integration into advanced research teams (post-doctoral); integration in the framework of working teams in the planning and intervention in the territory and the built heritage, particularly in municipal, regional and national structures. [-]

PhD in Architecture

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

Academic Path: - PHDF-100 Doctoral Course - Fall semester [+]

Academic Path: Section: A - Courses Min. Credits: 90 Max. Credits: 90 Min. ECTS Credits: 180 Max. ECTS Credits: 180 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours PHDF-100 Doctoral Course - Fall semester 0 30 0 PHDS-100 Doctoral Course - Spring semester 0 30 0 [-]

PhD in Archi­tecture and Urbanism

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Doctoral study programme is carried out through full-time or combined (part-time) form of study. Both full-time and part-time studies at CTU generally take 4 years, scheduled into 8 semesters including the Doctoral Thesis submission. [+]

PhDs in Architecture. Fields of Study Architecture – Theory and Design Urban Design and Spatial Planning History of Architecture and Monument Conservation Architecture, Building and Technology Annually, there are 20-40 new students accepted into both Czech and English Doctoral study programme. The applicants have to hold a master´s degree in the same field or related field. The entrance procedure consists of assembly of required documents and in some cases of interview with an entrance exam commission. The Doctoral study programme is carried out through full-time or combined (part-time) form of study. Both full-time and part-time studies at CTU generally take 4 years, scheduled into 8 semesters including the Doctoral Thesis submission. Each doctoral candidate is supervised by a tutor who prepares for him/her an Individual Study Plan with the courses to be accomplished in the first two years of the doctoral study programme. The PhD candidate goes through regular evaluation and takes part in two compulsory student workshops within first two years of studies. Successful completion of the final State Doctoral Examination is pre-requisite for the presentation and defence of the Doctoral Thesis. [-]

PhD in Urban Studies

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. [+]

The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign... [-]

PhD in Architecture

Izmir Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İzmir

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

PhD in Architecture

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            The department of architecture was established in 1995 as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences. The Department offered only graduate programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees until 1998, when the undergraduate program was launched. The Department of Architecture aims at education innovative researchers in architecture, and combining excellence in education with cutting edge research. The objectives of the graduate program are: Graduating students with a high critical-capacity, theoretically equipped, having the abilities of developing new perspectives and researching with contemporary methods and tools ; and producing information for the use different accumulations and technologies both in the profession and, in general, for the benefit of society. The graduates play active roles in Turkey and international platforms. As port of its research objectives, the Department focuses on uniting theory with practice, through collaboration links with entities across IZTECH campus and within the IZMIR Technopark Area. The education staff consist of young and energetic academicians who are graduates of various top rated national and international schools. Graduate students have the possibilities of being incorporated into a project or conveying their dissertations in a research project supported by the institution.... [-]


PhD in Architecture

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Iran Tehran

The Architecture PhD provides a number of different study options from individual module choices to specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalization, History, Theory, Digital Media. [+]

Typical employment destinations for Architecture PhD graduates include architectural practice but also there are other design disciplines as well: media and the arts. This course would allow its graduates to find positions in research or academia. Course overview The Architecture PhD provides a number of different study options from individual module choices to specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalization, History, Theory, Digital Media. Special interestsContemporary architecture; Architectural expression; Architectural design; Architecture in Iran; Human and environment; programming and designing approaches; Architecture and development; Building procedural, etc. Course Structure This course is designed for at least 4 semesters including a dissertation. To graduate, students must complete 32 units. [-]

PhD in Civil Engineering

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

Abbreviation: PST; Length of Study: 4 years; Programme: Civil Engineering; Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering; etc. [+]

PhDs in Architecture. Civil Engineering Abbreviation: PST Length of Study: 4 years Programme: Civil Engineering Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Accredited from: 25.7.2007 Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Branch supervisor: doc. Ing. Jiří Hirš, CSc. Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program: Building physical aspects of tubular light guides Tubular light guides are used in buildings for several decades already. They are continuously improved to meet the latest requirements, which however comes with some side effects. Like the depreciation of their characteristics, or higher price. Therefore it is advantageous to create a comprehensive overview about the building physical (economical might be possible as well) aspects of tubular light guides, which can be based on long-term monitoring and computer simulations of physical parameters. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Description of the long-term behavior of thermal insulation block made from recycled composite during long term load With the possibility of the use of composites from recycled polymers, such as thermal insulation block, there is a need to describe their long-term behaviour. Description is also by contingent on the type of loading. Especially the compressive load is for this material specific. Description will be implemented using rheological models that will be derived based on the monitoring of experimental prototypes and will be verified by FEM mathematical modeling. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Development of composite structures applicable in reconstruction of civil buildings As a part of the reconstruction of civil buildings is in some cases necessary to perform redevelopment in combination... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 2 more

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers an international doctoral programme for those seeking careers in art, design, film, media or architecture. Studies leading to a doctoral degree can be taken in all research fields represented at the School. The normative time to take the degree for full-time doctoral students is four years. [+]

Doctoral studies in Arts, Design and Architecture have been offered since the 1910's. From 1981 onwards the main degree has been the Doctor of Arts degree. The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers an international doctoral programme for those seeking careers in art, design, film, media or architecture. Studies leading to a doctoral degree can be taken in all research fields represented at the School. The normative time to take the degree for full-time doctoral students is four years. The special feature of the programme is that the dissertation can also include art or design productions. Department of Art, Department of Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography and Department of Media offer doctoral studies for Doctor of Arts degree. The Department of Architecture is the oldest and largest of the three departments of architecture in Finland. The first publication of a doctoral dissertation took place in 1921, and since then over fifty candidates have been awarded their doctoral degrees. Postgraduate degree studies are offered for Doctor of Science (Architecture) degrees. Doctoral education at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture is internationally interactive, and the School encourages researcher mobility to foster the exchange of ideas, research collaboration and career development. Annually approx. 15 Doctors of Arts and one or two Doctors of Science (Architecture) are graduating. The employment situation of the graduates is very good. [-]

PhD In Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Porto

The PhD in Architecture, University of Porto Lusophone has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of ​​Architecture. This proposal seeks to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in their area of ​​expertise, architecture. [+]

PhDs in Architecture. Conditions of Entry a) Holders of master's degree or equivalent in architecture or related fields b) Bachelor's degree holders, holders of a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by C. C .from SCAIT -ULHT and the DC-FCATI ULP; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by DC and the DC SCAIT the FCATI. It is intended to capture a student profile: 1) interested in research on the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic; 2) open to interdisciplinary knowledge; 3) committed to promote, in academic and or professional contexts, technological, social or cultural progress. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous selection process. Goals The PhD in Architecture Lusophone University of Porto has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of ​​Architecture. This proposal seeks to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in their area of ​​expertise, architecture. The central object of the PhD in Architecture is to research the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic. In this sense the thesis to be made by enrolled in the doctorate may be theoretical or theoretical nature / practice,... [-]

PhD in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

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: [+]

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 semestres, with obligatory frequency in curricular course units, followed by four months fot the thesis development. For de academic year 2016/2017 the course opens in Constructions and Tecnology 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 Rhabilitation" 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... [-]

PhD Architecture

University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

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. [+]

PhDs in Architecture. PhD 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 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. The Kent School of Architecture (KSA) offers a two-year full-time ‘professional’ Master of Architecture (MArch) which gives exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2 on completion. The School also offers a research degree programme (PhD) and taught Master’s programmes in Architecture and Urban Design, Architectural Visualisation, Architectural Conservation, and Architecture and Sustainable Environment. These programmes also benefit from expertise in urban studies, animation and art within other schools at Kent. School staff have design expertise and specialist knowledge; they are at the forefront of current architectural issues, including sustainability, technology, professional practice and research. Course structure The Kent School of Architecture offers a full-time and part-time research programme, leading to a PhD 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 practise 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. PhD students have access to all University of Kent facilities and a weekly seminar designed for research students only. Each candidate... [-]

PhD in Architecture

University Of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana + 1 more

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

PhD in ArchotectureThe 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 defence 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.Baisc 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, whichis in the public interest. The quality of physical space is protected in the public interest by Slovenian and Europeanlegislation.General competences    ... [-]