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)

Union formation and childlessness in Japan and Spain Author: Mogi, Ryohei
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
Transiciones a la edad adulta y desigualdad entre las mujeres mexicanas Author: Cuevas Ramírez, Lina Eugenia
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
Mapping epidemic diseases through time: influenza Author: Cilek, Laura Ann
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Diego Ramiro Fariñas
Health Inequalities in Spain in the past and today Author: Voigt, Mathias
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Diego Ramiro Fariñas, Amand Blanes Llorens
Climate Change Impacts on Human Temperature-related Mortality & Birth Outcomes in Spain (& France). Spatiotemporal Study Author: Achebak, Hicham
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Daniel Devolder
L’'exclusió espacial dels més pobres a través d’'un estudi de la mobilitat dins les metròpolis europees: el cas de Barcelona i Marsella Author: CHEVALIER, Paolo
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Módenes, Juan Antonio; Gallez, Christine
Análisis demográfico del sistema residencial en Bogotá y su Área metropolitana Author: GARCÍA GARCÍA, Diva Marcela
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Módenes, Juan A.; López-Colás, Julián; Villarraga, Hernán
Proyección de parentesco, de la estructura de los hogares y de las situaciones de dependencia en España Author: RUEDA SALAZAR, Sarahí Coromoto
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Devolder, Daniel; Spijker, Jeroen
Expansión educativa y patrones de formación familiar: implicaciones para las desigualdades y la pobreza en América Latina Author: SANJUAN BERNUY, Victoria
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Permanyer, Iñaki
Indian Diapora to Spain: Demo-spatial Analysis and Nieghbourhood Relations Author: SINGH, Nachatter
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Domingo, Andreu
La evolución de la fecundidad en Colombia: una re-estimación a partir de los censos de población Author: VEGA LANDAETA, Ángela Patricia
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Recaño, Joaquín; Devolder, Daniel
El abandono temprano del mercado laboral: condiciones de vida y estado de salud Author: DOMÍNGUEZ RODRÍGUEZ, Antía
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Blanes, Amand; Miret, Pau
Incidencia y abordaje de la violencia de género: una contribución al debate metodológico Author: GÓMEZ CASILLAS, Amalia
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Solsona, Montserrat; Permanyer, Iñaki
Demografía Histórica de Cieza (Murcia): procesos de cambio social de una población agrourbana (1870-2013) Author: MARTÍNEZ LUCAS, Víctor Manuel
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Esteve,Albert; Recaño, Joaquín
Anàlisi sociodemogràfica de la migració valenciana i els seus descendents al món Author: PITARCH CALERO, Kenneth
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Domingo, Andreu; Blanes, Amand
La migración internacional latinoamericana a través de la óptica familiar: emigración, reagrupamiento y retorno Author: RUIZ VALLEJO, Herney Fernando
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Esteve, Albert; Solsona, Montserrat
Barcelona ciutat global i barris gentrificats. Repercussions sociodemogràfiques de les transformacions urbanístiques Author: SALES FAVÀ, Joan
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Módenes, Juan A.
Los determinantes socio-demográficos y espaciales de la mortalidad por causas en Colombia desde finales de la década de los novena del siglo XX Author: MARTÍNEZ CABEZAS, Sandra
Thesis registration year: 2014-2015
Director: Recaño, Joaquín
La migración internacional latinoamericana a través de la óptica familiar: emigración, reagrupamiento familiar y retorno Author: RUIZ SANTACRUZ, Javier Sebastián
Thesis registration year: 2013-2014
Director: Recaño, Joaquín
Reproducció social a l’'àrea de Barcelona, segles XV-XIX Author: BREA MARTÍNEZ, Gabriel
Thesis registration year: 2013-2014
Director: Cabré, Anna; Pujadas, Joana M.
Inter-generational co-residence in Europe amidst social and demographic change Author: KOKSEL, Pinar
Thesis registration year: 2013-2014
Director: Esteve, Albert; Permanyer, Iñaki
Social acceptance, statistical visibility and legality of sames ex-couples across the world Author: STEIN, Thomas
Thesis registration year: 2013-2014
Director: Esteve, Albert
Fonts documentals per a l'’estudi de la història de la població a l'’àrea de Barcelona en època pre-estadística (s. XIV-XIX) Author: AMENGUAL, Miquel
Thesis registration year: 2012-2013
Director: Cabré, Anna; Pujadas, Joana M.
Els usos del temps i l'espai de les llars reconstituïdes Author: GARCÍA SALADRIGAS, Núria
Thesis registration year: 2012-2013
Director: Solsona, Montserrat; Ajenjo, Marc
Salud y discapacidad en Ecuador: factores sociodemográficos en el contexto de la transición sanitaria Author: MERA INTRIAGO, Eva María
Thesis registration year: 2012-2013
Director: Blanes, Amand; Cámara, Antonio D.
Matrimoni i posició social a Barcelona i el seu entorn. Un estudi als inicis de l'era estadística Author: VALLS FÍGOLS, Miquel
Thesis registration year: 2008-2009
Director: Cabré, Anna; Pujadas, Joana M.

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