The Official Master's Degree in Theory and Practice of Architectural Design, forms the basis of the educational activities for the doctoral programme in our department. It is a research master's degree. Therefore, its main objective is to provide students with an insight into the theories and methodologies that will enable them to apply reflective, rigorous practices to architectural design. It likewise aims to promote the training of researchers involved in design who would be able to join the university's teaching staff in the future.
This Ph. D. Program, with its four research lines, focuses on some of these adjacent fields of architectural practice; but in the end, although each research line may approach a different field of knowledge (science), all the theses shall focus on the architectural project as a design intervention able to connect geography and history, climate and society, nature and culture.
Each research line has its own methodology, as you can see in the descriptions that follow. However, they all obey to the same necessity of research: design - the scientific, esthetic or ethical nature of the architectural project, design learning, and the importance of architectural design in contemporary cultural life.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
To meet the growing demand for funding support, the RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT UNIT assists in the management of predoctoral and postdoctoral grants and scholarships (official UPC grants, FPI grants from the Ministry of Science and Innovation, FPU grants from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and FI grants from the AGAUR).
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