Doctorate On Campus Online Blended

Society, Technology and Culture

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

36 months
548 EUR/year
548 EUR/year
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The Society, Technology and Culture doctoral programme from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) provides tools for analysing the complex relationships between technology and society, understanding and contributing to improving the key challenges that define contemporary societies.


Key Features

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

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.

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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