Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Type of programme
Ph. Degrees
Duration
between 01-09-2020 and 31-08-2021
Places
70
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The Doctorate in Health Sciences brings together the knowledge and experience of research professors from the departments of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Bioengineering and Basic Sciences. This approach is the result of an understanding that health should be dealt with in an interprofessional and multi-disciplinary way.

The aim is for future PhD holders to learn about different and complementary perspectives from other disciplines, in addition to the specific research in their field of study. The Doctoral Programme is also connected to other university programmes, and offers the possibility of studying the influence on education, communications, economics and urbanism on health.

The Programme disposes of all the infrastructure on Campus Sant Cugat (biomedical research laboratories, microscopes, cell culture, dentistry equipment, simulation, bioengineering, etc.) as well as the University Dental Clinic facilities, physiotherapy rooms, university hospitals and associated centres with all the medical and surgical specialities, as well as central services.

Research lines

Lines of research

The configuration of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya’s Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences reflects our current educational and training course offering.

Within this, we offer the lines of research detailed below, all of which are formed by an expert group of lecturers with proven research experience.

Coordinator:

Dr. Albert Balaguer

LINE 1: PALLIATIVE CARE FOR END OF LIFE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS. COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS.

Head of the research unit: Dr. Cristina Monforte

Objectives:

  • Study of the biological and psychological factors that lead patients to want to die.
  • Develop models of diagnosis and of accompaniment and treatment, for the patients and for their family.
  • Develop learning models to train professionals.

This line of research integrates a recognised consolidated research group (2017-SGR-1004) and the Company Chair “WeCare: End of life care.”

The group's subject of study is suffering, and particularly the wish to hasten death (WTHD) in people with advanced disease. Over the last few years, we have attempted to respond to some of the most pressing questions about this phenomenon: What does it mean for the individual experiencing it? Why may some patients, but not all, want to die? What impact does it have, and what factors may act as triggers?

Our research has been carried out from a multidimensional perspective (including physical, emotional, social and spiritual) and seeks to encompass patients, families and professionals. This group has contributed to improve: (a) the understanding and conceptualization of the WTHD, (b) its detection and evaluation and (c) the identification and better understanding of some related factors.

Team

  • Dra. Cristina Monforte
  • Dr. Albert Balaguer
  • Dr. Josep María Porta
  • Dra. María Fernández Capo

LINE 2: HEALTH EDUCATION.

Head of the research unit:  Dr. Albert Gallart

Objectives:

The research line "Health Education UIC Barcelona" works in two main areas:

  • Health Education, aimed at improving knowledge of health and its population factors and training future health professionals as educators in health;
  • Health Science Education, aimed at improving the training of future health professionals to achieve professional excellence in both their technical competencies and in their interpersonal, self-management, prioritisation, decision-making and inter-professional skills.

Team

  • Dr. Albert Gallart
  • Dr. Esteve Llargués
  • Dra. Mireia Llaurado
  • Dr. Lluís Giner
  • Dra. Encarnación Rodríguez
  • Dra. María Ángeles De Juan

LINE 3: TRANSLATIONAL, CLINICAL AND APPLIED RESEARCH.

Head of the research unit: Dr. Xavier Corbella

Objectives:

  • Apply in clinical practice the biomedical, basic sciences and/or experimental knowledge acquired in the laboratory, with the aim of improving health care.
  • Understand the mechanisms of disease, as well as the demographic, epidemiologic, and/or socio-economic factors that influence it, in addition to its clinical characteristics, diagnostic procedures and/or therapeutic, prognostic factors and/or preventive measures.
  • Analyse best practices in terms of activity, quality, safety, efficiency and satisfaction, at care, professional, organisational, institutional levels and/or as regards the health system itself, as well as in the field of public health and/or health policies.

Team

  • Dr. Xavier Corbella
  • Dr. Alfonso Antón
  • Dr. Rafael Fernández
  • Dr. Rafael Barraquer
  • Dra. Paloma Puyalto
  • Dra. Esperanza Gómez Duran
  • Dr. José María Serra Renóm
  • Dr. Ramón Grimal

LINE 4: INFECTIOUS DISEASES: PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

Head of the research unit: Dr. José Nart

Objectives:

  • Study scientific progress and establish medical improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Study the interrelationship and translation of the various infectious diseases.
  • Improve the general patient health, reducing the risk of infections and inflammatory diseases.

Team

  • Dr. José Nart
  • Dra. Carmen Muñoz Almagro
  • Dra. Esther Calbo
  • Dr. José María Badia
  • Dr. Andrés Matteo Pascual
  • Dr. Antonio Santos-Alemany

LINE 5: STUDY OF HEALTH DETERMINANTS.

Head of the research unit: Dr José M. Martínez Sánchez

Objectives:

  • Characterise the determinants of the health of local populations.
  • Assess the health policies implemented
  • Develop public health policies for primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases in the population.
  • Find new biological markers for the correct characterisation of health determinants.

Team

  • Dr. José M Martínez-Sánchez
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Martín-Sánchez
  • Dr. Carlos García Forero
  • Dr. Joan Bosch Sabater
  • Dra. Cristina Lidon Moyano
  • Dr. Adrián González Marrón

LINE 6: PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENTS AND PERFORMANCE IN CONTROLLING MOVEMENT.

Head of the research unit: Dr Mª Caridad Bagur Calafat

Objectives:

In this line, the main research objective is to analyse the mechanisms of assessment and performance of physiotherapy in the processes involved in control and execution of movement.

Team

  • Dra. Mª Caridad Bagur Calafat
  • Dra. Rosa Mª Cabanas Valdés
  • Dra. Montserrat Girabent Farrés
  • Dr. Ramón Olivé Vilás
  • Dr. Pere Ramón Rodríguez Rubio
  • Dr. Ernesto Herrera Pedroviejo

LINE 7: BIOENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE.

Head of the research unitDr. Roman Perez Antoñanzas

Objectives:

  • Interlink multidisciplinary concepts from several areas such as biology, chemistry, materials science, physics and medicine to develop medical devices that can improve the regeneration or replacement of damaged organs.
  • Understand and study the interactions between the medical devices designed and living tissue.
  • Learn experimental methodologies and techniques in the field of Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Team

  • Dr. Javier Gil Mur
  • Dr. Román Pérez Antoñanzas
  • Dr. Luis Maria Delgado Garoña
  • Dra. Mireia Hoyos Nogues 

LINE 8: BASIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH APPLIED TO DENTISTRY

Head of the research unit: Federico Hernández-Alfaro and Dr. Miguel Roig Cayón.

Objectives:

Treatment and Rehabilitation of Oral Invalidity. Study in depth the treatment of the processes responsible for oral invalidity and treatment of the consequences of tumoral maxilofacial disease, osteochemionecrosis of the maxilaries, trauma, maxilomandibular atrophy due to edentulism and alterations in maxilofacial development.

Team

  • Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro
  • Dr. Miguel Roig Cayón
  • Dr. Josep Cabratosa,
  • Dr. Fernándo Duran-Sindreu
  • Dr. Francesc Abella
  • Dr.- Javier Mareque
  • Dr. Jordi Gargallo Albiol
  • Dr. Andreu Puigdollers
  • Dra. Montserrat Mercade

LINE 9: NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

Head of the research unit: Dr Núria Casals

Objectives:

The molecular, cellular and physiological study of neurons and their integration in the organism as a whole. At present, the sub-lines of research are the following:

  • Neuronal control of energy homeostasis and the prevention of obesity.
  • AMPA glutamate receptor transport and its role in cognition
  • Molecular basis of hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • Regulation of axonal transport by nutrients
  • Functional imaging in vivo of brain circuits for sensory, predictive and attention processing
  • Plasticity of cortical brain circuits
  • Dysfunctionality of neuronal circuits in psychiatric illness

Team

  • Dra. Núria Casals
  • Dra, Rosalía Rodriguez
  • Dra. Rut Fadó
  • Dr. Miguel Baena
  • Dr. Pau Mezquita
  • Dra. Begoña Díaz

LINE 10: RESEARCH IN CELL PHYSIOLOGY AND HEREDITARY HAEMATOLOGIC DISEASES

Head of the research unitDr. JOSEP CLOTET

Objective:

A team consisting of biologists with the objective of studying various issues related to the field of cell physiology:

  • Control of the cell cycle of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Analysis of the role played by new cyclins in relation to tumours.
  • Cellular response to the limitation of nutrients.
  • Genetic diagnosis of iron metabolism disorders and other hereditary haematologic diseases.

Team

  • Dr. Josep Clotet
  • Dr. Javier Jiménez
  • Dra. María Ponte Cardoso Ribeiro
  • Dr. Samuel Bru
  • Dra. Natalia  Ricco
  • Dra. Mayka Sánchez Fernández
  • Dr. Jaume Reventos Puigjaner
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel Carrasco

Academic Comission

The Doctoral Academic Committee has the general objective of ensuring the quality of doctoral theses and the general education of all doctoral students.

In order to do this, they assess the Doctoral Activities Document (DAD) on a annual basis, as well as any progress doctoral students have made on their Research Plan. Similarly, the committee is responsible for the final approval of the doctoral thesis so that it can be defended before the examining board.

Doctoral Academic Committee for Health Sciences

President

Dr Joan Bosch. Department of Basic Areas.
jbosch@uic.es

 

Vocals

Dr Caridad Bagur. Department of Physiotherapy.
cbagur@uic.es

Dr Fernando Durán-Sindreu. Department of Odontology.
fduran@uic.es

Dr Carlos García. Department of Medicine.
cgarciaf@uic.es

Dr Esther Jovell. Department of Medicine.
ejovell@uic.es

Dr Mireia Llauradó. Departamento de Enfermería.
mllaurados@uic.es

Dr Carmen Muñoz. Department of Medicine.
cmunoza@uic.es

Dr Jaume Reventós. Department of Basic Areas.
jreventos@uic.es

Dr Rosalía Rodríguez. Department of Basic Areas.
rrodriguez@uic.es

 

Organisation and planning

Study duration

Doctoral studies can either be carried out part-time or full-time.

  • Full-time study: maximum 3 years
  • Part-time study: maximum 5 years

Study extensions may be granted for the duration of the study programme, when properly justified through a request sent to the Doctoral Academic Committee.

Enrolment and conditions

  1. Students should officially renew their enrolment on the programme on an annual basis.
    Students may only enrol on one of the approved doctoral programmes. It is not possible to enrol simultaneously on another programme.
  2. Students will be removed from the programme under the following circumstances:
    • Voluntarily renouncing the right to continue on the programme, which should be communicated in writing to the Doctoral Academic Committee.
    • At the decision of the Doctoral Academic Committee.
    • Failure to pay the annual registration fee within the established period.
    • Completing the Doctoral Programme after defending the doctoral thesis.
  3. Doctoral students may request temporary leave from the course for a maximum period of one year, which can be extended for a further year.
    The request must be justified before the academic committee responsible for the programme, who will decide whether or not to grant the leave requested by the doctoral student.
  4. For duly justified reasons, the doctoral student may request the extension that is legally established in the study duration. This request should be sent to the Doctoral Academic Committee with proper justification, three months in advance of the final date for the end of the course duration.

Planning doctoral studies

During the study period, in addition to carrying out their research plan, the doctoral student should take part in the educational activities established in the programme.

More specifically, during their first year of study students should present their research and thesis development plan to the Specific Doctoral Committee, as a prior step before the Doctoral Academic Committee approves the research plan. Later, the research plan should be assessed by the university's Research Ethics Committee.

Follow-up

The Doctoral Academic Committee is responsible for carrying out an annual follow-up on all the doctoral students on the programme, through an annual assessment in the Doctoral Activities Document (DAD) and the Research Plan, as well as through reports issued by the thesis director and/or supervisor.

Research plan

During their first year, doctoral students should draw up a research plan (thesis project) that should at least include a methodology and objectives, as well as the materials and schedule that aim to achieve this. Before the end of the first year, doctoral students should present their Research Plan to a committee of external experts from outside the UIC, the Specific Doctoral Committee, so that they can then be approved by the Doctoral Academic Committee.

On an annual basis, the Doctoral Academic Committee will supervise the progress of the research carried out by students through an annual follow-up of the Research Plan.

Doctoral activities document (DAD)

On an annual basis, doctoral students should submit a document that details all the activities they have carried out (training courses, conferences, seminars given, research trips, articles published) to be approved by the Doctoral Academic Committee.

Student education

Over the course of their doctoral studies, students should complete educational activities that will round out their profile as a researcher. These activities may be cross-cutting in nature or specific to each programme. Doctoral students, together with their thesis director (and supervisor), will choose the educational activities that are best adapted to their profile and research skills.

The Doctoral School organises cross-cutting educational activities on an annual basis, such as public speaking, research ethics, database management, writing a bibliography, drafting scientific articles, etc.

Doctoral Programmes organise specific educational activities for each programme or line of research.

Doctoral thesis

The Doctoral Thesis can be presented in a traditional format or as a compilation of articles, and should be structured in the following sections:

  • I. Introduction: The doctoral student should explain the importance of the topic and the connection between the different articles and how they complement each other.
  • II. Hypothesis and objectives: The hypothesis and objectives of the thesis.
  • III. Methodology: General description of the methodology used in the articles.
  • IV. Research results, made up of:
    • Traditional thesis: chapters
    • Compilation thesis: articles that have been published or accepted for publication. The articles should comply with the criteria established by the Doctoral Academic Committee for the programme.
  • V. Discussion: A general discussion and highlighting the general results of the project.
  • VI. Conclusion: list of the conclusions reached during the thesis project.
  • VII. Bibliography
  • VIII.Annexes: if submitting a Compilation Thesis, you should attach the full text of the published article or the article pending publication.

The thesis should be reviewed by two experts on the topic who are external to the UIC, before being accepted for the oral thesis defence.

Defended thesis

Evaluation of the impact of Spanish smoking legislation on tobacco consumption and passive exposure

  • Doctoral student: Cristina LIDÓN Moyano
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. José María Martínez Sánchez
  • Defense date: 06/10/2017

Symptoms and signs of temporomandibular disorders in children and adolescents, before and after orthodontic treatment

  • Doctoral student: María Mar Espinós Solans
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Andreu Puigdollers Pérez
  • Defense date: 13/10/2017

Caracterización de complejos CDK-Ciclina atípicos humanos

  • Doctoral student: Eva Quandt Herrera
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Josep Clotet Erra
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. Javier Jiménez Jiménez
  • Defense date: 16/11/2017

Papel de CPT1C en el desarrollo axonal y transporte de endosomas tardíos

  • Doctoral student: Marta Palomo Guerrero
  • Thesis supervisora: Dra. Núria Casals Farré
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dra. Maria Carmen Grijota Martínez
  • Defense date: 02/03/2018

Factores de motivación de los adultos mayores que promueven la participación en un programa de actividad física

  • Doctoral student: Omayra Salgado Cruz
  • Thesis supervisora: Dra. Montserrat Virumbrales Cancio
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dra. Nirzka Labault Cabeza
  • Defense date: 22/03/2018

Claves para la mejoría del enfermo en la atención clínica de las personas afectas de un trastorno mental severo

  • Doctoral student: Jordi Giménez-Salinas Botella
  • Thesis supervisora: Dra. Gemma Prat I Vigué
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dra. Esperanza Luisa Gómez Durán
  • Defense date: 26/06/2018

Características mecánicas y microfiltración de estructuras e PEEK para la confección de prótesis CAD‐CAM implanto-soportadas unitarias. Estudio in‐vitro comparativo

  • Doctoral student: Jorge Ortega Martínez
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Josep Cabratosa Termes
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. Jordi Cano Batalla
  • Defense date: 11/07/2018

La ciclina CNTD2: un nuevo inductor del desarrollo tumoral

  • Doctoral student: Abril Sánchez Botet
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Josep Clotet Erra
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dra. Mariana Ponte Cardoso Ribeiro
  • Defense date: 18/07/2018

Atención Paliativa en Pacientes con Neoplasias Hematológicas: un nuevo modelo de atención basado en la evaluación precoz de necesidades

  • Doctoral student: Deborah Moreno Alonso
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Josep Porta Sales
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. Alberto De Sevilla Fernandez Ribosa
  • Defense date: 20/07/2018

Noves Ciclines: Omplint una escletxa a la Biologia del Càncer

  • Doctoral student: Laura GASA COLOM
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Josep Clotet Erra
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dra. Mariana Ponte Cardoso Ribeiro
  • Defense date: 27/07/2018

Biomarcadores para el diagnóstico molecular de patología pulpar en endodoncia

  • Doctoral student: Claudia Brizuela Cordero
  • Thesis supervisora: Dra. Montserrat Mercadé Bellido
  • Defense date: 19/09/2018

The epidemiology of catheter-related bloodstream infections in a tertiary care center: Prevention and mortality

  • Doctoral student: Patrick Saliba
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Miquel Pujol Rojo
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. José María Martínez Sánchez
  • Defense date: 31/10/2018

Características funcionales y propiedades inmunomoduladoras de células madre mesenquimales de origen pulpar para el desarrollo de un modelo de regeneración tisular: Estudio experimental in vitro

  • Doctoral student: Carolina Inostroza Silva
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Flavio Carrion Arriagada
  • Defense date: 21/11/2018

Evaluación de la exposición pasiva al tabaco (segunda y tercera mano), ambientes privados libres de humo e impacto en salud en la población pediátrica

  • Doctoral student: Ana Diez Izquierdo,
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. José María Martínez Sánchez
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. Albert Balaguer Santamaria
  • Defense date: 23/01/2019

The pathway of forgiveness: unraveling the role of one’s decision to forgive

  • Doctoral student: Silvia Recoder Fernández
  • Thesis supervisora: Dra. María Fernández Capo
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. Everett Worthington
  • Defense date: 08/03/2019

Cirurgia reconstructiva en l'abdomen globulós (postmaternitat i obesitat). Correcció de la diàstasi dels músculs rectes, del lliscament del oblics i creació d'un nou melic

  • Doctoral student: Lourdes Martínez Teixido
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. José Serra Renóm
  • Defense date: 15/03/2019

Eficacia hipotensora y seguridad de la cirugía filtrante con implante express versus esclerectomía profunda con implante esnoper en cirugía combinada de catarata y glaucoma

  • Doctoral student: Marcos Roberto Muñoz Escudero
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Alfonso Anton López
  • Co-Thesis supervisor: Dr. Javier Moreno Montañés
  • Defense date: 17/05/2019

Grants & financial aid

Doctoral students should officially enrol on the doctorate programme every academic year, including the academic year when they present their doctoral thesis.

University fees for the 20-21 academic year

Annual enrolment on the programme

  • Academic fees: €778
  • Administrative fees: €82

Thesis submission and defence

  • Academic fees: €1632
  • Administrative fees: €561

Grants

The UIC Vice-rector for Research offers predoctoral contracts for doctoral studies, which last 3 years and can be extended for a fourth year (+ info).

There are also several different grants awarded by different public and private institutions to carry out doctoral studies (+ info).

Admission requirements

Online pre-enrolment

Through online pre-enrolment, candidates state their interest in completing doctoral studies at the UIC. It serves as the access path to start the corresponding procedures for submitting their application to the Doctoral Academic Committee responsible for deciding on admission applications.

Admission process

  1. The candidate must complete the online registration to the Doctorate Program from the WEB link.
  2. Once the online application has been completed, you will receive an email with the information corresponding to the documentation you must provide and the application form for admission to the Academic Committee of the Doctorate Program through which you must submit the following documentation:
    • Photocopy of your DNI/NIF/NIE/passport.
    • Up-to-date CV with your photograph.
    • Cover letter stating at least:
      • a) Why you want to study the doctorate
      • b) Why you want to study at the UIC;
      • c) In which line of research or area of knowledge of the programme you want to do your thesis.
      • d) Why you want to do your thesis in the line of research/area of knowledge mentioned above or, if you haven't decided, why you want to do this programme.
    • Photocopy of the documents demonstrating you meet the academic requirements for the doctorate
      • a) Entrance qualification if from a Spanish university.
      • b) Entrance qualification if from a foreign university in the EHEA (EEES in Spanish).
      • c) Entrance qualification if from a foreign university outside the EHEA.
    • If you know what you want to research, provide a description of your research proposal specifying at least the title, description, objectives and methodology.
    • If you want to propose a thesis supervisor, attach a Letter of Support from the lecturer/researcher in question in which they state their willingness to supervise your research
    • If your proposed supervisor is not a UIC lecturer, attach their CV, which must include the number of doctoral theses they have supervised and the number of six-yearly increments they have accrued.
  3. On receiving your application, the secretary of the Doctorate School checks that you meet the academic requirements for the doctorate programme and have correctly filled in the form and attached all the required documentation. The secretary compiles all this information into an application file.
  4. Your application file is sent to the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Programme.
  5. The Academic Committee of the Doctoral Programme assesses how many applications have been received in relation to the number of new-entry places in the programme. It decides on whether to admit candidates based on their CV, academic record and whether the proposed thesis project fits under one of the programme's lines of research.
  6. The Doctorate School informs you on whether you have been admitted into the programme and what you need to do to enrol if you have been..
  7. More information
    Sonia Soriano
    ssoriano@uic.es
    93 254 18 00

Academic Requirements

A) Entrance qualification if from a Spanish university

Provide documentation demonstrating that:

  1. You have obtained an official undergraduate degree. For foreign degrees, you must provide an equivalent undergraduate degree qualification granted by an accredited higher education institution.
  2. You have or are in a position to obtain a master's degree. For foreign degrees, you must demonstrate having an equivalent master's degree qualification granted by an accredited higher education institution.
    Si en el moment de formalitzar la preinscripció encara no s’han finalitzat els estudis de màster, caldrà enviar la documentació següent:
    • Declaració signada d’estar en disposició d’obtenir el títol de màster universitari abans de l’inici del Programa de Doctorat.
    • Fotocòpia de l’expedient acadèmic provisional de màster universitari.
  3. You are eligible to study the doctorate, without having done a master's degree, if you have:
    • A Diploma of Advanced Studies in accordance with Royal Decree 778/1998 of 30 April.
    • A Research Proficiency certificate in accordance with Royal Decree 185/1985.
    • An undergraduate degree of 300 ECTS credits.
    • A university degree corresponding to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in accordance with Royal Decree 967/2014.
    • A Spanish doctorate degree obtained under previous university regulations.

B) Entrance qualification if from a foreign university in the EHEA

Provide documentation demonstrating that:

  1. You have a degree that makes you eligible for studying the doctorate (a master's-level degree). Personal academic transcript or European Diploma Supplement for the degree that makes you eligible for the doctorate (a master's-level degree) specifying the subjects studied and your marks for them, hours/credits for each subject, and your average mark for the subjects you passed.
  2. You obtained an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Personal academic transcript or European Diploma Supplement for the degree or equivalent specifying the subjects studied and your marks for them, hours/credits for each subject, and your average mark for the subjects you passed. If in a language other than Spanish, Catalan, English or French, you must provide a sworn original translation into Spanish or Catalan of your degree and academic record.

C) Entrance qualification if from a foreign university outside of the EHEA

Provide documentation demonstrating that:

You have a degree obtained in a foreign education system, without requiring official recognition, subject to the university verifying that the degree is of an equivalent level of education to a Spanish master's degree and makes the holder eligible for doctorate studies in the issuing country. Entrance on this basis under no circumstances means official recognition of your degree or recognition for any purpose other than entry into the doctorate programme.

You must provide the following documentation:

  • Original legalised photocopy of your academic record with the marks for your university studies.
  • Certificate issued by the issuing university specifying that the degree makes the holder eligible for doctorate studies in the country it was issued.

If in a language other than Spanish, Catalan, English or French, you must provide a sworn original translation into Spanish or Catalan of your degree and academic record.

In this case, you must pay the fees for the equivalence study done to check that you meet the academic requirements for doing the doctorate.

Contact

More information and contact

Sonia Soriano
ssoriano@uic.es
93 254 18 00