The Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning at KU Leuven offers a PhD degree in Engineering Science or a PhD degree in Architecture. The research at this department is conducted by three divisions:
Research in the Department of Architecture is characterized by transdisciplinarity: its hallmark is the interaction between different disciplinary approaches (engineering, design, urbanism, planning, humanities, social sciences) in their engagement with different stakeholders and with the practice of planning, designing, building and managing the built environment. This research forms the foundation of its educational programs that are striving to be at the top nationally (bachelor and master) and internationally (advanced masters and PhD programs).
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Architecture and Society
The division ‘Architecture and Society’ stands at the crossroads between engineering and the architectural sciences on the one hand, and the humanities and social sciences on the other, and uses a broad variety of relevant methodologies from these fields in an interdisciplinary perspective.
Architecture and Design
The aim of the Division Architecture and Design at the Department of Architecture is to understand and foster design as a way of knowing and means of knowledge production, within the context of scientific research, university education, and the professional practice of architecture and urbanism.
The Division of Architectural Engineering aims for innovation in building design by adopting an engineering approach to architecture.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
Applicants need to have obtained a relevant master degree with excellent grades. We are looking for highly motivated researchers with good English proficiency.
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