The Sociodemography Research Group of the UPF has a PhD program in Sociology open to excellent students who wish to do rigorous empirical research in the area. Applicants are required to hold an MA in Sociology or related field in the Social Sciences with extensive methodological training, equivalent to the MA in Sociology and Demography offered by the Section (research mode).

The PhD program lasts normally for four year, with a first year dedicated to acquiring further training, if needed, and to prepare the PhD proposal. Students are closely supervised by one or two members of staff and participate fully in the academic life of the Section. We make an effort to support financially our students by offering several PhD research and teaching scholarships. Our PhD program has a solid international reputation. Some of our PhD students have started a brilliant career which has taken them to universities of international prestige, such as Princeton, Yale, Stockholm and the LSE.