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UP.PT - Faculty of Architecture

Doctoral Degree in Architecture

The Doctoral Programme in Architecture (PDA) at FAUP provides qualified training covering architecture, spatial organisation and representation through an approach rooted in theory and critical thinking, integrating a rigorous and innovative understanding of design and research practices from a cultural and social perspective.

Job Opportunities

Teaching in Higher Education institutions; Research Career in Higher Education and Scientific Research institutions; Professional activities in ateliers combined with activities in Academia; Reviews, culture and curatorship in Architecture; International entities and NGOs; State and government (planning, public works, heritage institutions, museums, equipment from different ministries); Public institutions with regional coordination and local administration; Businesses, the industry and manufacturing technologies connected with innovation centres.

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Faculty of Architecture
Type of Course
Doctoral Degree
6 Semesters / 180.0 ECTS
Annual Tuition Fee (Full Tuition Fee)
National: 2750.00€
International: 4375.00€
CPLP International: 3312.50€

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024

Registration and Accreditation


Registration n.ºR/A-Ef 2570/2011/AL01 in April 20, 2020


Date of publication of the accreditation decision: Feb. 17, 2021

Validity of accreditation: 6 years