3 PhD Programs in Urban Design

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is considered the highest degree awarded by a university or graduate school. Once completed, the graduate is awarded the title of “doctor” in their respective field of study. What is a PhD in Urban Design? Doctoral candidates focusing on urban design often study how buildings, streets, and transportation systems come together to form a cohesive whole. Th… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is considered the highest degree awarded by a university or graduate school. Once completed, the graduate is awarded the title of “doctor” in their respective field of study.

What is a PhD in Urban Design? Doctoral candidates focusing on urban design often study how buildings, streets, and transportation systems come together to form a cohesive whole. They may also look at how landscaping and public parks affect designed areas and make them aesthetically pleasing. Classes can include urban design history and theory, ecological infrastructural, narrative urbanism, and conflicting public and private interests.

Urban design is all about planning, organization, and budgeting; therefore a graduate with these skills can excel in large companies or municipalities. Being able to plan projects and evaluate programs can also help career advancement.

Many factors affect schooling costs when seeking a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design. The length of the program, the selected school, and the location of the classes can change course costs. Future students may elect to contact possible schools and request enrollment prices for their chosen program.

Graduates with a PhD in Urban Design are often creative individuals who enjoy planning parks, laying out streets, and designing public infrastructure. That is why careers in this specialized field can come in unexpected areas. Historical groups often employ urban designers to research and understand past people’s choices, while governmental agencies frequently hire urban design graduates to create walking paths and biking trails through national parks that border parishes and villages. Cities, towns, and villages may also offer careers as utility planning directors and disposal designer, and national agencies can offer positions as transportation and coastal protection officials.

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design classes can be found worldwide, and online courses can be convenient. To begin your studies, 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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GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
L'Aquila, Italy

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

The Ph.D. Program in “Regional Science and Economic Geography” 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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Nov 2020
11 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Faculty of Architecture
Bratislava, Slovakia

The Ph.D. study program Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava reflects the current research and artistic orientation ... +

The Ph.D. study program Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava reflects the current research and artistic orientation and enables you to refine your individual profiles, focused on theoretical and scientific exploration. The study fosters your ability to work creatively and independently on projects of theoretical, research & development (R&D) or artistic nature, and to analyze and solve challenging problems in your respective study fields. It also prepares you on how to establish your own creative R&D or artistic practice. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
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 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 

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