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6 PhD Programs in Urban Development

A PhD is a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by a university. Globally recognized as the highest postgraduate degree available in academia, it is seen by most as a prestigious honor to earn one. What is a PhD in Urban Development? Urban development studies focus on the cultural, social, and economic development of cities. It also seeks to explain the underlying mechanisms of the system. Students… Read more

A PhD is a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by a university. Globally recognized as the highest postgraduate degree available in academia, it is seen by most as a prestigious honor to earn one.

What is a PhD in Urban Development? Urban development studies focus on the cultural, social, and economic development of cities. It also seeks to explain the underlying mechanisms of the system. Students may choose from classes such as urbanization and city development, architecture in urban planning, and socio-cultural housing market segregation. For those wishing to specialize, classes may include street art, mobility, and smart city concerns.

Doctoral graduates in urban development tend to develop exceptional skills in critical thinking, defining problems, and team management, which can boost their business careers. They may also expand their personal lives by improving their resourcefulness, reliability, and ability to use computers.

Costs to complete a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Development vary between institutions. Depending on the choice of a private school or a public university, the program may take five or more years. It is recommended that potential students contact the school of their choice regarding costs.

Urban development doctoral graduates often choose careers in design, survey, or development. But for those that look further afield, the career possibilities are quite varied. Big businesses and international companies often hire internal planning developers to begin expansion designs for office buildings and factories. Other businesses and governmental agencies require cartographers, research analysts, survey forecasters, and transportation developers. An urban development graduate can also excel in many areas of housing or city planning for municipal or governmental agencies.

With the expansion of classes into online programs worldwide, students may be better able than ever before to find programs that fit their lifestyles. To begin your doctoral 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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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, and most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in a handful of ... +

By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, and most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in a handful of countries, including China. Rapid urbanization and growth of cities call for high-quality public services and effective governance to make urban places more livable. The study of cities becomes an increasingly cross-disciplinary enterprise. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Czech Technical University in Prague
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
Sep 2021
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
Campus
 

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Kean University
New York, USA +1 More

The Kean Ed.D. program in Urban Leadership is a 90-credit program that prepares dedicated educational leaders who understand and appreciate the challenges of urban areas and w ... +

The Kean Ed.D. program in Urban Leadership is a 90-credit program that prepares dedicated educational leaders who understand and appreciate the challenges of urban areas and who are able to make a positive difference in the state’s urban schools, educational agencies, and communities. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

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

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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Campus
 
INRS University
Québec City, Canada

In urban studies, you will take a look at the social issues of the day, study the city in all its dimensions. Whether it is to better understand the territory as a place of ha ... +

In urban studies, you will take a look at the social issues of the day, study the city in all its dimensions. Whether it is to better understand the territory as a place of habitat, work, and mobility, as a management body or space for individual, collective, and community activities, you will produce knowledge that will guide action on the territory. -
PhD
French (Canada)
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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