The challenges facing education in the 21st century are closely linked to competent and rational use of Information and Communication Technologies as we know them, and the different forms that these technologies might take in the immediate future. This connection between education and ICT will not remain the same over time, rather it will become more complex, taking on new challenges that are hard to foresee at present.
The mutually influencing evolution of education and ICT requires professionals who are knowledgeable and curious about technological advances, while also being committed to the social ends inherent in all levels of education, clearly including non-formal forms of education. Likewise, study and analysis in the field of education requires interdisciplinary and intersectoral work that opens the door to companies that develop and apply knowledge in any of the different areas of learning.
The Education and ICT doctoral programme focuses on online teaching and learning, the institutional or social framework, and technology-mediated online education systems, in general, in any geographic or cultural setting. It is open to any innovative research that involves the use of ICT in education. With this in mind, the Education and ICT (e-learning) doctoral programme from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) supports interdisciplinary work that covers fields as diverse as psychology, pedagogy, computer engineering, law, tourism, economics, mathematics or the humanities, among others.
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- The doctoral programme in Education and ICT (e-learning) combines study and research.
- The period of study undertaken prior to the research phase takes place within the research pathway of the UOC university master's degree in Education and ICT (e-learning) or a similar master's degree that ensures the candidate is equipped to successfully conduct original research that advances knowledge in the field of e-learning.
- During the period of research, students focus on acquiring the skills they will need to embark on their journey in the field of e-learning research.
- This period also prepares them for the next stage: writing a doctoral research plan that will lead to them being awarded a doctoral degree and, therefore, to the recognition of their research capabilities.
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- 36 months
- 60 months
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Application period: 1 December to 2 February
DisciplinesEducation Computer Sciences Human Computer Interaction View 8 other PhDs in Computer Sciences in Spain
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- 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.
- Candidates with degrees from education systems outside the EHEA, whose degrees do not require homologation (official recognition by the Spanish Ministry of Education), must hold a level of education equivalent to Spanish university master's degrees that authorizes admission to doctoral studies in the country issuing the degree.
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International548 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 548 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA548 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 548 EUR per year during 36 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.