The program aims to cultivate scholars who formulate and conduct original scientific research in the field of Architecture and sub-research areas such as History of Architecture, Theory and Criticism, Cultural Studies, Environmental Control and Building Technology, Building Information, Urban Design. The target of the program is to provide students with basic theoretical approaches and accumulation of knowledge in the field of architecture and the listed sub-research areas at international, national and local scales. Within the framework of the program, the students will gain the ability to conduct independent research, to interpret the scientific events with a broad perspective and to determine the necessary steps to reach new syntheses.
The first year of the PhD program consists of coursework, followed by one year of preparation for the Doctorate Proficiency Examination. After passing the examination successfully, students will begin to write their dissertations, for a total research period of two years.
The program both enables the candidates to embark on an academic career with a research culture and provides them with new insights into specific areas of the discipline.