Ph.D. On Campus


Polytechnic University of Catalonia

36 months
667 EUR/year
667 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Urbanism from Polytechnic University of Catalonia is aimed at students who wish to undertake further research training in order to complete and defend a doctoral thesis.


Urbanism from Polytechnic University of Catalonia aims to produce highly qualified researchers in the field of urban planning. The programme revolves around study and academic reflection on key topics and issues in the history of urbanism and in contemporary urban planning, as well as forms of analysis and intervention at both the regional and urban scale. 

Students at Urbanism from Polytechnic University of Catalonia will:

  • Develop intervention methods and instruments suited to this context. 
  • Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  • Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
  • Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
  • Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis and Urban Planning
  • Analysis and Regional Planning
  • Urban History
  • Landscape architecture and environmental impact

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Catalan, Partially taught in Spanish


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees 
  • CV (with particular emphasis on academic grades and research experience); 
  • a 500-word covering letter; 
  • up to two letters of recommendation; 
  • an explanation of the field of research the applicant plans to focus on in their doctoral thesis work (or a more defined proposal).
  • Entrance qualification.
  • Academic transcript of your previous studies.
  • If your entrance qualification was issued by a foreign institution, a letter from your home university stating that your qualification qualifies you for admission to doctoral studies in that country.
  • Proof of any grants or financial aid obtained.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Estimated fee

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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