About the Programme
The creation of this thesis may require bridging courses be taken from the master’s programme, as the Theory and History of Architecture programme of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia does not offer classes.
The thesis, on a novel subject matter or taking a new approach, supported by primary and secondary sources, drafted in English or Spanish, on a topic involving the history or theory of art or architecture, will be carried out in two stages: the first, a year of research during which candidates will come up with a research plan that must be submitted to and approved of by a panel, and the second, the execution of said thesis. Thesis supervisors and the Doctoral Committee, along with two external reports, will assess and accept the thesis before it may be presented to an examination committee.
The department will provide candidates with access to the library and School databases.
- Historiography of art and architecture
- Theory of architecture
- Technology and architecture
- Criticism and architecture
- History and criticism of architecture
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchitecture History View 5 other PhDs in History in Spain
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Candidates must have completed undergraduate and master’s studies in architecture, geography, history, history of art or the humanities (or less similar fields such as archaeology, journalism, tourism, etc.) and must be interested in carrying out doctoral-level research in an area related to the theory and history of architecture, art and cities
Compliance with these requirements will be assessed by weighting the measures that follow:
- The appropriateness of applicants’ undergraduate and master’s background in terms of contents and performance.
- Level of maturity, measured via candidates’ explanations of their academic backgrounds, research interests and motivations.
- Previous research experience via collaborations and publications in which the candidate has participated.
- Similarity of the proposal with programme research groups’ and professors’ lines of work.
International667 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEA667 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
Living costs for Barcelona
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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