Doctorate On Campus Online Blended

Network and Information Technologies

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

36 months
548 EUR/year
548 EUR/year
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The research lines and groups associated with the Network and Information Technologies programme from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) are organized around network and information technologies, focusing on areas such as information security, distributed systems, open and decentralized networks, multimedia systems and applications, e-learning technology, information systems, computer vision.


Key Features

Several of these research lines are being pursued at the University's two research centres:  Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) and the eLearn Center (eLC).

The IMT Department, with the support of the two research centres linked to the University, is focusing its attention on scientific development in the area of network and information technology through a higher-education offering (including undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees) that corresponds to the aforementioned working lines and in response to current demand.

Several research groups in the IMT Department offer research projects funded by competitive calls for proposals at the national and international level, have earned recognition from quality agencies within the university system, include accredited teaching faculty and have an extensive list of publications in prestigious scientific journals and conferences that validate their research trajectory.

Over thirty of the lecturers in the Network and Information Technologies programme from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research methodologies in network and information technologies
  • Research techniques in network and information technologies
  • English B2
  • Formalization and Proofs
  • Computer Modelling & Simulation
  • Research Design in Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Network Society
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Knowledge Society Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December to 2 February 


English, Catalan, Spanish


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To this end, students must first submit proof of meeting one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Hold a an official university master's degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits out of all official university courses.
  • Hold an official Spanish university degree, or one from an EHEA member country, that allows them 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    548 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 548 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    548 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 548 EUR per year 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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