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The Network and Information Technologies programme at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) focuses on areas such as information security, distributed systems, open and decentralized networks, multimedia systems and applications, e-learning technology, information systems, computer vision, and software and service engineering.


Over thirty of the lecturers in the programme hold doctorates and are qualified to direct doctoral theses within the Network Information Technologies Doctoral Programme. 

Moreover, the two aforementioned research centres provide grant programmes (UOC grants) for visiting lecturers, resident lecturers, post-doctoral researchers and invited lecturers, among others, that promote collaboration with groups and researchers from other universities and contribute added value to the doctoral programme.


The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is a fully accredited online university based in Barcelona with over 70,000 students worldwide. The University welcomes doctoral students who want to develop their research in a highly qualified and international setting and on a doctoral programme that is recognized throughout the European Higher Education Area.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The programme offers the following research lines:

  • Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
  • Distributed, Parallel and Collaborative Systems
  • Simulation and Optimization
  • Management of ICT Systems and Services
  • Information and Network Security and Privacy
  • Knowledge Technologies
  • Learning Technologies
  • Software Engineering
  • Wireless Networks and IoE

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A photocopy of their DNI, NIE or passport
  • A statement of interest  in which the candidate makes a short presentation of their career and explains the candidate's specific reasons for applying to the programme
  • A letter of endorsement (optional) that appears in the name of research that supports the personal doctoral project
  • A curriculum that describes the programmes and master's degree or postgraduate courses the candidate has taken that are related to the research interests
  • An example of a recent academic paper (in Catalan, Spanish or English)
  • Academic certificates for the doctoral student's previous training, which state the subjects taken and the mark obtained, the sitting, the kind of subject, the number of credits

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.


The UOC is offering grants for the Network and Information Technologies Doctoral Programme for the 2020/2021 academic year. To be eligible for the UOC Doctoral Grants Programme, students must be full-time and physically present on the University's premises.

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