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Doctorate Urban Planning

Lisboa
Urban planning training at Lusófona University began in 1991 and, in the 1990s, research also began, as an essential factor for the development of the territory. The doctoral programme, created in 2008, has 4 curricular units covering 4 specific and esse Read more

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The PhD in Urbanism is recognized and certified by the AESOP - Association of European Schools of Planning, the most prestigious European institution associated with promoting the teaching of urbanism and planning.
DegreeDoctorate Semesters6 Credits180
  • Presentation

    Presentation

    Urban planning training at Lusófona University began in 1991 and, in the 1990s, research also began, as an essential factor for the development of the territory. The doctoral programme, created in 2008, has 4 curricular units covering 4 specific and essential areas for urbanism, natural environment, built environment, society and administration and general urbanism. It is from these that doctoral students are invited to reflect on different problems and deepen their critical sense. The assessment of these curricular units is carried out through 4 papers where the concepts and theories of each of the areas are developed, always in coordination with their research topic.
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme: a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree; b) People who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee; c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme¿s Scientific Committee.
  • Who is this course for?

    Who is this course for?

    Anyone wishing to develop their knowledge in the area of territory, in particular with regard to the creation of knowledge and practices aimed at the qualified life of communities.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    The completion of the doctoral programme (1st year) aims to train the doctoral student for the practice of research in urbanism, developing skills for criticism and reflection on complex problems related to territories, always with a view to finding solutions. In the following years (2nd and 3rd years) the student develops his/her thesis in a research environment, preferably integrated in broader projects (developed within the research centre). Upon completion of the thesis and its public defence, the doctoral student is competent to investigate, develop theories and concepts that allow the improvement of urban planning practice and the development of the territory.
  • Objectives

    Objectives

    The PhD in urbanism aims to train doctoral students for autonomous scientific activity in the area of urbanism, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the definition of new concepts and practices that contribute to the development of territories.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    The doctoral degree in Urban Planning aims to provide preparation and specific skills that allow the graduate to successfully exercise the professional activities corresponding to one of the areas of specialisation, as well as to continue their academic path, providing, in particular, the technical and scientific knowledge necessary to attend a Post-Doctoral Programme, teaching and research in the area of urban planning;
  • Invited Teachers

    Invited Teachers

    Within the framework of the Doctorate in Urbanism, several experienced professors and professionals are invited, namely: Professor Dr Vicente del Rio (CalPoly, San Louis Obispo, USA); Professor Dr Isabel Marcos (FCSH/UNL); Professor Dr Marluci Menezes (LNEC).
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    Premises Type of space Classroom / Classrooms ( .. ) 30(m2) Dedicated work / tutorial rooms 20(m2) Work Technology Centre ( D.0.5 ) 236.3(m2) Auditorium for research seminars (F.0.9) Library ( N.0.1 ) Study Rooms ( .. ) GIS Laboratory 50(m2) Workshops (Wood, Metal and Plastic) ( S.0.1 ) 166(m2) Bars and Canteens ( .. ) 642.3(m2) Equipment Computers with specific software for urban planning teaching (CAD, GIS, Infrastructure calculation etc.) 12 Laser printer A3 1 Large Format Printer A0 1 Printer A1 3 A4 Professional Scanner 1 Digitising Tablet (A3) 1 Video and sound equipment and related editing technology. 1 Library with specific bibliography in the area 1 Map library ? Digital and analogue 1
  • Observations

    Observations

    PhD students are required to participate in research activities and must be registered in a research centre. Integration in ongoing research project teams is encouraged. Universidade Lusófona is a member of the European Association of Schools of Urbanism (AESOP), and the urbanism training follows its guidelines.
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Current Application Dates

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Fees

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€

Secretariat

Maria Rita Sousa

  • Telephone extension
    573
  • Location
    Sala A.1

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Ef 105/2012/AL02

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS.

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