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Doctoral Programme Spatial Planning, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
The Doctoral Programme is offered by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Oporto and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra since 2012. The programme is designed to foster advanced knowledge in the field of spatial planning, aiming at explaining, resolving and supporting future public policy agendas.
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Overview

The curricular structure of the DPSP consists of a doctoral course of one year, corresponding to 5 course units and the preparation of a thesis project, followed by 2 to 3 years of PhD thesis work. In the first semester of the doctoral course, students attend the mandatory course units Planning Theory and Contemporary Spatial Dynamics and, in the second, Research Methodologies, to acquire the specific and advanced knowledge bases they need to develop high quality scientific research in Spatial Planning. The other course units are optional, and correspond to actual research areas.

Access Conditions: Holders of a higher degree or legal equivalent in civil engineering, architecture, economy, geography or in other areas relevant to the nature of the doctoral programme.

Objectives

The objectives set up for the Programme are designed to foster advanced knowledge in the field of spatial planning, aiming at explaining, resolving and supporting future public policy agendas.

As stated in their Statutes, the mission of both schools comprises the education and training of engineering professionals of international level, sustained in research and development of excellence with a regional focus but with globally recognized quality, contemplating the scientific, technical, ethical and cultural aspects of universities’ extension practices. The doctoral Programmes in general, and the Doctoral Programme in Spatial Planning in particular, are key tools for activities of schools, in the prospect of fulfilling that mission Indeed, they are essential to support the scientific research projects and the technological innovation processes in which the schools are currently engaged.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Theory
  • Contemporary Spatial Dynamics
  • Elective Courses - 1st Group
  • Research Methodologies
  • Elective Courses - 2nd Group
  • Thesis Project in Planning

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Please note: To apply for a cycle of studies conferring a Doctoral degree applicants must be holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent; holders of a Bachelor's degree with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee or those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as attesting to their ability to attend this cycle of studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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