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Architecture and Urban Planning PhD at Estonian Academy of the Arts

The Architecture and Urban Planning PhD course at the Estonian Academy of the Arts supports students in conducting research at various scales, spanning from interior design and architecture to landscape architecture and urban studies.

School: Estonian Academy of the Arts
Course: Architecture and Urban Planning PhD
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Course dates: September 2025 to June 2029
Application deadline: 31 March 2025

The Architecture and Urban Planning PhD students can choose to conduct traditional theoretical text-based research or experimental design-based research, which is either creative practice research or design-led research.

You can do doctoral studies in several domains: planning, urban design, architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture.

Doctoral studies at the Estonian Academy of the Arts aim to develop and reflect the creation, histories and theories as well as philosophy of these fields.

The studies also aim to be creative, contemporary, sustainable, innovative, interdisciplinary and international.

You will create and develop new professional knowledge, which connects the spatial issues at large with the contemporary problems of society.

You will learn and practice new skills, knowledge and competencies to advance the sustainable development of the environment.

You will meet and collaborate with international researchers and creative professionals in spatial matters, and will also collaborate with other areas of research.

Estonian Academy of the Arts and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have established a cooperation agreement, which enables you to be enrolled in both schools and be qualified with a PhD degree from both institutions.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

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