Requeriments and admission

To apply for entrance to the organised research period of the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme, the future student must meet the general requirements, the University requirements and the specific requirements of the Programme.

Firstly, students must accredit that they meet one of the following cases:

  • Hold an official university master's degree awarded by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and earned a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in their official university studies as a whole.
  • Hold an official Spanish university degree, or one from an EHEA member country, that allows then admission to a Master's course, and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits out of all official university courses, of which at least 60 must be at the Master's level.
  • Hold an official Spanish graduate degree of at least 300 ECTS credits in line with EU legal regulations.
  • Candidates with degrees from education systems outside the EHEA, whose degrees do not require official approval, should have a level of education equivalent to Spanish degrees equivalent to university Master's degrees and which the country issuing the degree authorises for entry to doctoral studies.
  • Be a university graduate and have passed at least two years of education on a programme to be awarded the official degree of any of the Health Sciences specialities.
  • Hold a Spanish doctoral degree awarded in line with previous university regulations..
  • Be a graudate, architect or engineer and be in possession of the Advanced Studies Diploma, awarded in accordance with the provisions of Royal Degree 778/1998, of 30 April 1998, or have obtained proficiency in research, regulated in Royal Decree 185/1985, of 23 January 1985.

If the candidate has not passed the university Master's research initiation credits, they will have to study the bridging courses determined by the programme, as the case may be.

If the candidate only holds an official university graduate which, in accordance with EU legal regulations, comprises 300 ECTS, or they have not completed  20 research initiation credits, their continuacne on the doctoral programme is conditioned by their passing bridging courses that match the module, pathway or research initiation subjects for the corresponding learing period.

Apart from the general requirements and the additional ones established by the University, the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme has the following specific requirements:

  • In the case of non-native students in countries with English as mother tongue, to be in possession of a certificate which proves a level of skill in a foreign language (English) equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Reference Framework for languages.
  • To have user-level skills in the use of information and communication technologies.

Candidates should submit the formal entry application and associated documentation, according to the established requirements and terms.

Fulfilling these requirements, however, does not guarantee admission to the Doctoral Programme’s organised research period. These requirements are the necessary conditions for presenting one’s candidacy in the competitive entrance examinations.

The selection of admitted students to the Doctoral Programme’s research period is based solely on scientific and academic qualification. Apart from the admission requirements which the students must necessarily fulfil, the University takes into account firstly, the candidates’ academic record and secondly, how far their training, experience and research interests adapt to the areas of knowledge or themes associated to the Doctoral Programme. The prior scientific production of the future students is also taken into account.

If you do not fulfil the general requirements for entrance and wish to gain a Master’s degree in the Information and Knowledge Society or another official Master’s degree with an itinerary of initiation into research, you can check the conditions for entrance by clicking on the following link.

 
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