Research in the fields of design and architecture

Introductory PhD Course for PhD fellows within design and architecture

The course gives a broad introduction to research within the fields of design and architecture aimed at PhDs in the early stages of their project. It will help PhDs to form a general understanding of research within the fields with a particular focus on research by design. It addresses questions of structuring research, developing research questions, planning of research, choice of methodologies and contextualisation of research.

The course will use the PhDs individual research projects as source material with the aim of helping the participant to arrive at a better understanding of how to situate their research while developing and sharpening the focus, content and methodologies of the projects.


The course format includes lectures by instructors and guests, group discussions and workshops. Participation requires preparation (approximately 5 days) before and in between the two parts of the course (approximately 8-10 days) as well as active participation in all course activities.

A reading list will be provided.

25-26 September 2018 at Design School Kolding and 11-12 October at Aarhus School of Architecture.

Course instructors: Claus Peder Pedersen, Helle Marie Skovbjerg, Richard Herriott

Target group: PhD fellows within design and architecture, and related fields in the early stages of their PhD.

ECTS Points: 5

Deadline for signing up: 10 September 2018

Number of participants: Up to 12


Sign up by sending an e-mail to PhD Coordinator Mia Mimi Flodager. See contact information below.