The Tourism programme at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is part of the REDINTUR cooperation framework, which is made up of 19 Universities with postgraduate studies in Tourism, which has been described in the National Plan for Tourism of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Tourism, within the Talent and Entrepreneurship section as a strength, highlighting its operation and training programmes in tourism.
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The Tourism programme at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is the result of the coordination and cooperation between research teams with a track record in the scientific-social knowledge of tourism and in accredited training programmes.


Under this framework, the lines of research of the different groups of these Universities have been unified and coordinated with the aim of collaborating and promoting training and research in Tourism in Spain.


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

  • Under this framework, the lines of research of the different groups of the aforementioned Universities have been unified and coordinated with the aim of collaborating and promoting training and research in Tourism in Spain

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A photocopy of your identity card or passport
  • A letter of motivation/presentation in which you give a brief presentation of your career; it should also include the specific motivations behind your candidacy
  • A letter of endorsement (optional) stating the name of the researcher who endorses your project
  • A curriculum vitae stating the master's or postgraduate programmes and courses taken related to the research interests expressed in the motivation letter
  • Example of recent academic work (in Catalan, Spanish or English).
  • Academic certificates corresponding to training prior to the doctorate, stating the subjects taken and the grade obtained, the call, the type 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 programme also includes the possibility to develop an industrial doctorate, with grants for the best applicants with agreements with companies. Doctoral students undertaking an industrial doctorate will have a university supervisor and a tutor at the company.

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