Information and communication technologies (ICTs), developed since the mid-20th century and constantly being updated, have gradually crept into all areas of human activity: culture, the economy, media, business management, public service management, and even the operational aspects of the political system. Analysing how these technologies are used in various contexts and the profound changes they have brought about is key to understanding contemporary society and to exercising any type of professional or academic activity on this Doctoral Programme in Information and Knowledge Society at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).
The connections between various social, economic, political and cultural systems make it necessary to overcome traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to conduct serious, in-depth analyses.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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Academic Committee for the doctoral programme:
Students must proof of meeting one of the following requirements:
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 2019/2020 academic year. To be eligible for the UOC Doctoral Grants Programme, students must be full-time and physically present on the University's premises.
The usual duration of the grants is three years, but in some cases they can be extended to a fourth year for postdoctoral work. Grants require annual renewal. Renewal is contingent on students achieving the training and research objectives established in each case. One of these objectives is to complete the doctoral thesis within a maximum of three years, after which students can apply for a further one-year postdoctoral grant.
The programme also includes the possibility to develop an industrial doctorate.
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