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PhDDoctoral School of Architecture [Arts]

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Program description:
The Faculty of Architecture offers graduate studies in its two graduate schools. The program of the Doctoral School of Architecture leads to the PhD-equivalent degree Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA). The four year long curriculum strongly focuses on creative architectural design supported by project-based research. The course consists of a training and research phase and a research and thesis phase; both phases are four semesters in length. The condition of moving on from the first phase to the second is a pass grade in the complex examination. The course takes place on the basis of personal workplans. The individual research is under the supervision of a renowned architect.

Entry requirements:
relevant MSc degree; quality of MSc transcript (min. 70%); min. 2-year professional activity after MSc graduation; portfolio; research plan agreed and accepted by the supervisor and the host institute in advance; language skills proven by TOEFL (min iBt 80 points), IELTS (min 5.5 points),, Cambridge First Certificate, or equivalent certificates (for further information refer to www.bme.hu

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Entrance exam description:
- preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma, quality of MSc and BSc transcripts (min 70%), research plan, quality of portfolio, additional evaluated aspects: quality of motivation letter, recommendation letter, extra-curricular activities (e.g. involvement in education, research, publication activitites, technical contests, additional language knowledge, etc.)
- electronic interview: evaluation of professional activity, language skills (the interview is in English), motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field.
Result: admission to DLA programme /admission rejected

Mr. István Bartók DLA
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Architecture

Ms. Anikó Karner
Study Program Coordinator

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