The postgraduate program of the Berlage Institute provides the next generation of architects and urbanists with tools to better comprehend and intervene in the complexity of contemporary life. Study is conducted in an in-depth collaborative and experimental setting. This two-year research program is structured around three design research studios, series of history and theory seminars, fieldwork, and master classes. Participants take part in two one-term studios in the first year and one yearlong studio in the second year. A series of public colloquia, lectures and exhibitions complements the research program.
The Berlage Institute offers a PhD program in conjunction with the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology. Presently, there are two different ways to obtain a PhD from the Institute. The first is through individual doctoral studies and the second through participation in “The City as a Project” PhD program. The PhD program is meant to function in close relationship with the postgraduate program. PhD candidates are encouraged to take part in design studio presentations and other related postgraduate events.