Three academic years full time and five academic years part time from the data of admission to the PhD. According to current legistation, students can apply for an extension of one academic year (of two academic years if taken part-time).
Doctoral programme of the UPF Doctoral School, governed by Royal Decree 99/2011
The goal of the Translation and Language Sciences programme is to train researchers in linguistics and translation so that they can make significant contributions to the discipline, and show creativity, independence of judgment and methodological thoroughness. This is a high quality programme (Quality mention 2003-2011; Mention of excellence 2011-2014, Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport), with an international focus (with a high percentage of lecturers and students trained in other countries) and it provides a sound training in terms of the content, with updated research methodology and technological tools and resources, so that the doctors who complete the course perform their work adequately in new, different and dynamic working environments.
In order to be admitted to Translation and Language Sciences PhD Programme offered by UPF, candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained an accreditedundergraduate 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
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):
Report by any of the researchers within the Translation and Language Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra supporting the candidate's project (using the template o ).
Two recommendation letters using this template o .
In order to optimise the treatment and security of the recommendation letters, the candidate will have to request those via the online application system, where he/she will need to indicate the e-mail adress of the person/the persons he/she wishes to be recommended by. That person will receive an e-mail indicating that the candidate wishes a recommenation letter from him/her. The letter will be uploaded by the referee in the online application system. Non-institutional addresses such as *yahoo, *gmail, *hotmail, etc... will not be accepted.
Brief report that proves the candidate's capacity and interest in the research proposal s/he wants to join.