Architecture - History and Project, Ph.D. | Politecnico di Torino | Torino, Italy
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The architectural composition and technology favour the interpretation of projects as a means to explore the interplay between different theories, technical innovations and changes in urban environment. The Architecture - History and Project programme is offered by Politecnico di Torino.  

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Overview

Why Politecnico? 

  • A large number of scholarships available
  • Scholarship amount: € 18.854,52 gross per year
  • Scholarships are increased by 50% for study periods abroad; 
  • An allowance is provided to all PhD students for mobility abroad;
  • Maternity leave paid
  • High quality research
  • International experience
  • Joint research activity with the non-academic sector 

This Architecture - History and Project programme from Politecnico di Torino investigates the complexity of architectural cultures, focusing on the close interweaving of history and project, defined by Roberto Gabetti in 1983 as the main feature characterising Turin school and to which refer two important cultural traditions of doctoral academic and research activities, engaged in a mutual dialogue from over twenty years.

On the other hand, historical disciplines, focusing on architecture and city planning, provide a broader view on urban and architectural environments, far from a narrow perspective, thanks to the cooperation with other type of histories (related to economics, social sciences and arts), mapping out a career path devised not only for architects and planners, but also for scholars of humanities.

While maintaining the specific features characterising each curriculum, those two programmes share the interpretation that construction of urban and local territory is the result of a complex process of space and time stratifications. 

Another key point comprised in both curricula is the promotion of internationalization of III-level PhD programmes, to be based on the large network of scientific projects carried out by members of Academic Board, playing a fundamental role in the definition of new strategies in both architectural and urban fields and in undertaking professional endeavours they may pose.

Career

This PhD programme offers various career opportunities, not only in the field of academic research but also in national and international contexts in which highly-qualified professionals are more than likely to be employed.

In the first curricula, PhD candidates will acquire the necessary skills to work as a researcher in Universities and research institutes, both public and private, national and international, focusing on history of architecture and city planning, architectural projects, technologies and techniques, working in the field of abstract sciences or of those applied to technological incubators and innovation.

Therefore, PhD graduates may envisage a career both as researchers and professors or  managers in national or international public Institutions, who are responsible for architectural quality, promotion of historical heritage, planning of transformations of urban and local territory and possess the required competences to manage cultural events and projects development.

Research Proposal

The Ph.D. programme in “Architecture. History and Project” (DASP) addresses mono- and inter-disciplinary research on the intertwining of history and project of architecture, city and anthropic space at large. 

To that end, DASP particularly welcomes proposals for doctoral theses that explore the relationships between the two core disciplines of the programme – i.e. history and design – in case-based, methodological or foundational terms. Research in architectural technology is also bound to DASP scholarship: technological innovation as cause and effect of significant turns in contemporary design strategies is indeed the core interest of some among the Ph.D. supervisors, research centres and labs affiliated to the DASP community.

Ph.D. research proposals that DASP addresses in the historical field include but are not limited to: architecture and city history in the Early Modern period (17th-18th century); architecture and city history from the 18th century to the late 20th century; history of construction; urban history; history of architectural historiography. 

In the fields of architectural design and technology, Ph.D. research proposals are welcome in any of the following fields: the process of design and transformation of human-made landscapes; the process of architectural design and project technique; IT applications in architecture, representation and communication of architecture; architectural theory.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Architectural design theory. The innovation of the architectural project
  • Mapping the transfer
  • Research-by-design. Toolkits for transdisciplinary research
  • Studying the history of practices. Housing history and the everyday 
  • Vademecum. Critical thinking "through" (reading books, exploring researches,  writing papers)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Access to PhD courses in Italy can be only achieved by participating in the Calls for Application. At Politecnico di Torino, PhD candidates are admitted after the evaluation of academic qualifications and the following oral interview: as a matter of fact, your skills are evaluated by analyzing your academic and scientific curricula and by the mandatory interview with the Selection Committee. 
  • You can participate in the Call if you have a Master of Science or if you are planning to obtain such degree by 31st October. In addition, it is required an international certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent one).
  • The GRE General Test will not be required only for students who apply for a CSC scholarship.

Living costs for Turin

660 - 980 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

PhD scholarships can be with own research topic or with predefined research topic.

The gross annual amount of the scholarship is usually € 15,343.28, but the Politecnico di Torino has  chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.854,52.

All candidates compete for scholarships with own research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them.

The scholarships with predefined research topic are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the scholarship descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Architecture - History and Project.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available

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