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Top 22 Doctors of Philosophy in Architecture Studies 2019

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Architecture is the process of designing and planning a space or building according to a set of aesthetic, social and environmental guidelines. Because of this, architecture is often divided into categories depending on the overarching style.

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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
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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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... [-]
Italy Camerino
November 2019
English,Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

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

Ph.D. on Urban Development and Governance

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

The Ph.D. program 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 program? A custom-made list of courses to choose from, designed to accompany through the stages of their Ph.D. 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 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Perform and defend an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Demonstrate insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Ph.D. Scholarship (All Nationalities) Full-Time ... [-]
United Arab Emirates Al Ain
August 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP) is one of the fastest growing and dynamic planning research environments in the UK. ... [+]

The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP) is one of the fastest growing and dynamic planning research environments in the UK.

Planning at Queen's is now rated ninth in Russell Group submissions.

Our research programme is based on the concept of spatial planning and whilst our empirical work is partly grounded in the region, it is built on strong international, interdisciplinary and theoretical references. Our particular strength is the staff team who have built a track record in scholarly and applied research and a wide-ranging portfolio of publications, research grants and Doctoral studentships. The Institute has built an international reputation and attracted a stream of major research funding linked to our main areas. The Institute values the connection between our research and teaching programmes and the application of our empirical work in a learning environment and continues to innovate and develop teaching programmes to reflect a rapidly changing market place, problem and policy context and changes in professional standards.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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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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English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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Universidade de Évora

This Doctoral Program follows principles aimed at the training of researchers with a strong scientific background, highly qualified in solving problems, endowed with a hi ... [+]

Overview

This Doctoral Program follows principles aimed at the training of researchers with a strong scientific background, highly qualified in solving problems, endowed with a high sense of scientific integrity, with the capacity to communicate with an entrepreneurial spirit, with a high degree of autonomy and ability of continuous learning. In addition to carrying out the research work leading to the preparation of the thesis (162 ECTS), the doctorate must obtain 18 ECTS in optional curricular units. They can also attend Seminars, Short Courses and others that are of interest to complete their training and participate in scientific meetings in the area of Landscape Arts and Techniques in which they are expected to submit work. The aim is to encourage and increase the skills of doctoral students and all the skills and abilities required of a candidate for a doctoral degree. These will be evaluated throughout the Program, culminating in the presentation and public discussion of the doctoral thesis, which will be done and evaluated according to the aforementioned regulation for the award of the doctorate degree by the University of Évora. The aim is to strengthen scientific research in order to obtain researchers with ecological, ethical and aesthetic sense, rigor and scientific integrity prepared to design, carry out and evaluate scientific research projects.... [-]

Portugal Evora
October 2019
Portuguese,English,Spanish
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus
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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
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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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
February 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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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 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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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 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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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 ... [+]

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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English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes

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 (CO ... [+]

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. This doctoral program of great academic quality has existed since the year 2002 and was a pioneer of its kind in the Central Western Region of the country; in which the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, the University of Colima, the University of Guanajuato and the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo participate.... [-]

Mexico Aguascalientes
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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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
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Universidade Lusófona do 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 t ... [+]

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.... [-]

Portugal Porto
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
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