In order to be admitted to Humanities PhD Programme offered by UPF, candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained an accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
Moreover, they have to proof that they have obtained or are in position to obtain an accredited graduate/master's degree(equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country.
In order to access to a doctoral programme at UPF, you need to have completed 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research orientated master's programme.
Students holding one of the following degrees are not required to have completed a Master’s degree:
- Spanish DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) according to RD 778/1998
- Suficiencia Investigadora according to RD185/1985
- undergraduate degree of 300 ECTS credits (such as Medicine...)
- undergraduate degrees with the equivalence to MECES level 3, according to RD 697/2014
One of the main admission requirements for the doctorate in Humanities is to have the sponsorship of one of the programme's research professors, expressing his or her willingness to supervise the candidate's proposed doctoral research project. Candidates should thus familiarize themselves with the faculty members' lines of research and contact potential thesis advisors before submitting their admission application. This contact and preliminary agreement should be indicated in the research project's description.
The purpose of this condition is to ensure that no doctoral student is left without a supervisor after enrolling on the programme. The commitment is provisional, and thesis supervisors may be changed by agreement of all the parties involved once the programme has begun, especially when projects are redefined.
All students must have a basic comprehension level of the Spanish and English languages to be admitted in the PhD Program. Failing this, they must add to their application a signed declaration whereby they commit to adquire basic linguistic competence (equivalent to B1 of the CEFR) during their first year.
Mandatory documents to be submitted
- A photocopy of the undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
- A photocopy of the official final undergraduate transcript.
If you have finished your Master's degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
- A photocopy of the graduate/master's degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
- A photocopy of your official final graduate/master's transcript .
However, if you have not yet completed your graduate/master's studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
- A signed declaration of obtaining your graduate/master's degree before the commencement of the master's programme.
- A photocopy of the provisional graduate/master's transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
Students holding a Spanish DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) according to RD 778/1998 / Suficiencia Investigadora according to RD185/1985 or an undergraduate degree of 300 ECTS credits (such as Medicine...) will not need to have completed a master's degree.
All candidates must also present the following mandatory documents (please provide a photocopy):
- Signed declaration of adquiring basic linguistic competence (equivalent to B1 of the CEFR) of the Spanish and English languages during their first year in the Program.
- To present a research project which corresponds to any of the research lines of the doctoral programme.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Identity Card or Passport.