Doctoral Degree

Ano Letivo 2024/2025

Course Overview

The doctorate in Architecture provides a space of training and advanced high-level research not only for those from the academy, but also for those who deal with architecture in the context of professional practice to whom this course presents the possibility of deepening knowledge and developing skills in the area of Architecture.
The thesis can integrate practical work of the project in architecture as a form of advanced research, as a context of scientific design driven research.
The course is intended to work within an international context, empowering students to work in a high academic level in a global competitive; Provides transdisciplinary knowledge on conceptual, formal and practical issues, on critical thinking, in planning and accomplishment works such as context landscape, in a comprehensive way, as cultural heritage (monumental, industrial, urban, architectural and landscape) in a more specific way with research application.
Specialization Areas:
  • Architecture Project
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS credits (60 required in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Regime: Presencial
CNAEF Areas:
  • Architecture and town planning (581)

Specific Entry Requirements

Candidates to the doctorate programme are admitted as:
1. Those that prove to have a masters degree in architecture or equivalent area of studies;
2. Those graduated in architecture or in an equivalent area of studies, with at least a fulltime five years curricula in the university, or an equivalent curircula when coming from a foreign degree of studies;
3. Those who have either a scholar, or a scientific, and professional curriculum in the area of architecture that is evaluated as being relevant by the IIFA Scientific Council.

Access Routes and Applications

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Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 6
International Students
Initial Places: 4

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Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1500.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1500.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1700.00 €

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Contact Information

Director: Sofia Salema []

Academic Manager: Ana Coca
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE

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