The Society, Technology and Culture doctoral programme from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme halfway between Social Sciences and Humanities. Among other areas, but not exclusively, it focuses on growing inequalities, various forms of discrimination, sustainability, social and economic innovation, civic mobilization and centre-periphery tensions in increasingly digitized cultural contexts. Technology is considered a mediator in social and cultural processes, assuming that it plays a predominant role in the (re)distribution of power.
The focus is on digital technologies and infrastructures, and the non-digital technologies that make up the key infrastructures of contemporary societies are also examined. Technologies (digital and otherwise) are undergoing constant transformation, and it is necessary to continue to study their effects on society and culture in greater depth.
The analysis of different social, political, economic, and cultural systems from the perspective of the intermediation of technology goes beyond the traditional disciplinary fields. The STC doctoral programme is consequently based around integrating various theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches to create relevant knowledge.
The doctoral programme is linked to the research that takes place in the IN3 research institute and in the Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Information and Communication Sciences, Law and Political Sciences, Economics and Business Studies, and Psychology and Education Sciences faculties.
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- Research Design in Social Sciences (GH)
- Research Design in Social Sciences
- Advanced Qualitative Methods in Knowledge Society Research
- Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Network Society
- Academic Writing
- Academic Presentations. How to Give an Effective Talk
- Entrepreneurship for researchers
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- 36 months
- 60 months
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Application period: 1 December to 2 February
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology General Engineering & Technology View 23 other PhDs in General Engineering & Technology in Spain
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.