Doctorate On Campus Online Blended

Health and Psychology

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

36 months
548 EUR/year
548 EUR/year
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There is an obvious need for research training in the health and psychology field from a multidisciplinary perspective; with the Health and Psychology doctoral programme, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) aim to answer this need.


Key Features

The programme's overall goal is to make sure students develop the competencies required to successfully carry out research in the fields of health and psychology. More specifically, our goal is to train researchers who are capable of asking meaningful research questions and whose solution contributes to improving people's health and well-being. In addition, we want them to be capable of developing research projects that pursue a truly transformational purpose and train them to provide methodical, innovative and searching answers to the questions raised.

Accordingly, our wish is to train motivated, creative, original researchers who wish to advance in solving significant problems in the field of study, and whose solution will impact positively on the population's well-being. The doctoral programme divided into 7 research lines which address the following topics: e-health; psychological aspects and tools; neuroscience and language disorders; nutrition and lifestyles; healthy work environments; community care and health; gender, health and sociocultural models. We have both experience and research projects in all these fields. Different thesis proposals are offered for each of the research lines.

The Health and Psychology programme from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is run by the UOC Doctoral School and is closely linked with the research experience of the faculty and research staff at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Acquisition and Evaluation
  • Survival and Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis 
  • Construction of Research Instruments
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • E-health Tools
  • Statistical Inference
  • Public Health and Organization of Health Systems
  • Regression, models and methods
  • Software for Data Analysis
  • Spoken Language Disorders

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December to 2 February 


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Catalan, Partially taught in 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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