design (ph.d.)

This area of study provides an opportunity to continue your education, to specialize, or to prepare for an academic track and find employment as a teacher or researcher. The standard period of study, which can be completed either through attendance or distance learning, and even in English, is 3 to 4 years. In the study context, you can also participate in research projects at the Faculty of Architecture. If you choose the option to attend in person, and wish to use a scholarship, you must also participate in teaching.

WHAT WE OFFER

The doctoral program offers study in only one field, industrial design. The applicant applies to the supervisor on a specific topic announced for the academic year, to which he / she is involved. Some topics are linked to ongoing research projects, so there is an opportunity to get involved in the work of these teams.

TEACHERS

The teaching staff at the Faculty of Architecture does not consist solely of academics, but also, above all, includes people connected with professional practice - experts who are important figures in many different fields. This is something you can benefit from greatly. As you will be involved in teaching or perhaps participating in one of the research projects, you will not only be able to observe their work first hand, but also continuously consult them regarding various aspects of your own projects.

ADVISORS

Every doctoral candidate reports to a specific advisor, who is an expert in the given subject. The advisor then guides the candidate throughout the entire period of study, and is present at all examinations from the entrance exams to the defence of the thesis.

GRADUATES

Often, graduates find employment at the Faculty of Architecture as teachers or researchers devoted to the subjects they specialized in. Acquiring the title of PhD is also, of course, an important moment in one’s career growth; for example, in a government career.

ENTRANCE EXAMS

These exams are in the form of an interview before a commission, with the participation of the candidate’s advisor. A prerequisite is the completion of a Master’s education in a related or associated programme relating to the thesis. The candidate must demonstrate basic knowledge of and interest in the chosen subject, to which he or she wishes to devote himself or herself over the course of study.

STATE DOCTORAL EXAM

The prerequisite is the successful completion of the subjects in the study block. The exam takes place before an expert commission composed of professors and associate professors at the Faculty of Architecture along with notable practicing professionals, and its successful completion is a condition for the completion, submission and subsequent defence of the student’s thesis.

THESIS

In contrast to the lower degrees, where the student’s final work is a dissertation in the form of a project, the doctoral thesis is theoretical. It can take the form of publications with related texts and can be submitted in English. The defence is public. An exceptional thesis has a chance of being published in book form.