PhD, Architecture and Urbanism [AiU]

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Area of Studies

architecture, urban and regional planning

Degree

PHD

Degree (in English)

PhD

Language(s)
  • English
Course Duration

4 years

Department

Doctoral School at Gdańsk University of Technology

Tuition and Other Fees

Only application fee. Education at the Doctoral School is free of charge.

Application Deadline(s)

21.06.2021 – 08.07.2021

Course Description

Course Profile

The programme is aimed at teaching doctoral students innovative and novel techniques, methodologies and implementations of research in architecture and urban studies. The courses of the programme are obligatory or facultative, and highlight challenges and perspectives of contemporary built environment. The programme also includes lectures of visiting professors from various fields, who will address the problems and challenges at the forefront of their respective research areas. The most important topics covered by the programme are:  

  • Current issues of interest within the area of urban design and urban development. 
  • Research methodology in architecture, urbanism and monuments preservation. 
  • Heritage management. 
  • Environmental problems of contemporary architecture and town planning as a scientific challenge. 
  • The impact of climate change on built environment. 
  • New design tools and Building Information Modelling (BIM).   

This programme provides the doctoral students with the required background in the fields of architecture, urbanism and other chosen disciplines, ranging through a wide plethora of industries, allowing them to develop their own ideas and concepts, as well as creative problem solving skills.

Education Requirements

A person who holds a master's degree, a master's degree in engineering or an equivalent degree or a diploma giving the right to apply for the doctor's degree (doctoral, PhD) in the country in whose higher education system the university that issued the diploma has been operating, has the right to apply to the doctoral school. In the absence of a diploma due to waiting for it to be issued, an applicant for the doctoral school should submit a certificate from the university acknowledging the defense of the master's thesis. In the absence of a diploma due to waiting for the date of the master's thesis defense, the applicant for the doctoral school should submit a relevant statement. In such a situation, the applicant may be enrolled and accepted conditionally only, and his/her admission to the school will be possible, provided that the diploma is delivered until matriculation

In cases justified by the highest quality of scientific achievements, a person who is a graduate of first-cycle studies or a student who completed the third year of long-cycle studies may be admitted to the doctoral school. The decision regarding admitting such applicants is taken by the school director.

 

The field of studies completed by the applicant for the doctoral school must correspond or be related to the discipline in which the candidate is to prepare a doctoral dissertation at the doctoral school. Persons who have completed studies in other fields need to indicate courses included in the first- or second-cycle studies concerning content from the area relevant to the discipline of doctoral training programme. In the case of such persons, the Admissions Committee takes the decision on further steps of enrollment.

To be admitted to the doctoral school an applicant needs to prove his/her knowledge of the English language, by having a certificate of at least B2 level. The list of certificates confirming knowledge of the English language at the required level is given in Annexe No. 4 of Admissions Rules. The certificate is not required from persons for whom the English language is the mother tongue and from people for whom the English language was the medium of instruction during their studies at a higher education institution.

Other Requirements

Before applying please get acquainted with the information provided at our webpage for candidates - https://pg.edu.pl/szkola-doktorska/standard-admission-for-ay-2021/2022

Before registration at our application system candidates are requested to contact a prospective supervisor within the discipline relevant for the chosen doctoral dissertation research project in order to get his/her formal approval. This is a basic requirement and without such a consent you cannot proceed any further.

Contact

Gdańsk University of Technology, Main Building, room 209

11/12 Gabriela Narutowicza Street

80-233 Gdańsk, Poland

tel. + 48 (58) 348 65 62

tel. + 48 (58) 348 65 63

e-mail: doctoral-school@pg.edu.pl

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Gdańsk University of Technology

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G. Narutowicza 11/12 St.
80-233 Gdańsk, Poland


phone: +48 58 348 65 78
email: studygut@pg.edu.pl
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