Ph.D. On Campus

Information and Communication Technologies

36 months
401 EUR/module
401 EUR/module
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The Information and Communication Technologies programme of the Pompeu Fabra University covers many of the most important research topics in the information society.



The Information and Communication Technologies programme of the Pompeu Fabra University is an innovative programme, unique in Catalonia and Spain in terms of its content, which aims to provide a bridge between various disciplines in this field.

These are grouped into four main areas: cognitive and intelligent systems, audiovisual technologies, networks and communications, and computational biology and biomedical systems. The themes of the programme are the same as the lines of research that are worked on at the DTIC.

The programme received a Mention of Excellence from the Ministry of Science and Innovation in 2011.

Programme Structure

Lines of research:

  • Cognitive and intelligent systems
  • Audiovisual technologies
  • Computational biology and biomedical systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution)
  • 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
  • You need to have completed 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research orientated master's programme
  • A photocopy of the undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion and a photocopy of the graduate/master's degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
  • CV
  • Copy of the Master's Thesis, or copies of publications co-authored by the applicant, or a research proposal
  • English competence level B.2
  • A personal letter in which the applicant explains his/her interest in the chosen research field and our university
  • Identity Card or Passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    401 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 401 EUR per module during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    401 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 401 EUR per module during 36 months.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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