Studies

PhD in Demography

OBJECTIVES, STUDY PLAN AND FACULTY

The basic aim of the PhD programme in Demography is to train researchers in basic and applied research in the population field. In order to achieve these objectives and to obtain the title of doctor, it is essential to produce a doctoral thesis, which must take the form of original research.

This PhD programme offers:

  • the academic training necessary to attain the knowledge, methodology and skills of critical analysis which make it possible to carry out original research.
  • the tools for achieving the necessary communication skills for making known and communicating the results of scientific work to the academic and professional communities.
  • internationalisation of training and research for PhD students by means of visits to internationally prestigious institutions and universities.

STUDY PLAN

The doctoral degree is structured into lines of research supervised by lecturers from the UAB’s Department of Geography and the Centre for Demographic Studies. The thesis must have a single tutor (who may or may not be the thesis supervisor).

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Holding an official university degree, either Spanish or from any other country in the European Higher Education Area or, in other words, having obtained a minimum of 300 ECTS credits accumulated throughout the totality of formal university education. Of these credits, 60 or more must be at Master’s degree level.
  • Holding an official Spanish academic qualification, which entails having achieved a minimum of 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must obligatorily complete supplementary training requirements.
  • Holding a university degree obtained in accordance with the requirements of the educational system in other countries. It is not necessary to obtain official recognition of this qualification (homologation) by the Spanish authorities. However, it is necessary to obtain prior verification from the university which awarded the degree, stating that the qualification is equivalent to a master’s degree obtained from a Spanish university and that, in the country which awards the degree, it is sufficient qualification to allow access to a PhD programme.
  • Holding a Spanish PhD obtained in accordance with previous university regulations.

Admission to the PhD programme will be decided by the vice-chancellor and is subject to completion of supplementary training where required.

SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 25%Qualifications
    detailed in academic
    record
  • Admission will be subject to acceptance by a thesis supervisor proposed by the academic commission for the doctoral programme20%Thematic
    appropriateness
  • 15%Affinity with the field of Demography of qualifications presented to obtain access to the doctoral programme
  • 20%Letter of motivation and personal interview
  • 10%Obtaining research grants or subsidies
  • 10%Linguistic competence

ADMISSION

  • The candidate wishing to enrol for a PhD must apply to the academic commission for the doctoral programme.
  • Once the candidate is admitted, the academic commission for the doctoral programme assigns him or her an academic tutor.

DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY FOR ADMISSION

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Photocopy of academic record, including first degrees and master’s degrees previously obtained.
  • Proposal of a research theme to be presented in the PhD thesis.

More information

COMPOSITION OF THE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE OF THE PhD PROGRAM

Coordinator of the doctoral programme: Montserrat Solsona Pairó

Representatives of the lines of research in the PhD in Demography programme:

Anna Cabré, Andreu Domingo, Albert Esteve, Juan Antonio Módenes, Joaquín Recaño

GRANTS

Apart from some exceptions, the PhD in Demography programme entails full-time attendance. It is highly recommended that the PhD student should obtain a grant or other form of funding for a minimum of three years. The doctoral programme supports students with a good academic record in their applications for competitive national and international scholarships.

For further information concerning admission please contact:

Teaching coordinator:
Montserrat Solsona / montse.solsona@uab.cat

Administrative and academic management:
Socorro Sancho Valverde / ssancho@ced.uab.es

Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra
Telephon: 93 581 30 60

DOCTORAL THESES REGISTERED (On-going)

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED