Ph.D. On Campus

Erasmus Mundus - Quaternary and Prehistory

Rovira i Virgili University

36 months
766 EUR/year
548 EUR/year
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Erasmus Mundus - Quaternary and Prehistory from Rovira i Virgili University aims to train students to carry out high-quality advanced research. 


Erasmus Mundus - Quaternary and Prehistory from Rovira i Virgili University general objectives are:

  • To incorporate the doctoral students in a research group.
  • To broaden the students' abilities so that they can specialise intensively in the research lines defined by the programme.
  • To foster initiative in undertaking research projects with the methodology and the scientific principles of the research line in which they are working.
  • To promote the acquisition of general skills related to personal and group work, participation in research projects, management of bibliographic databases, etc.
  • To train students to acquire the capacity for archaeological management.
  • To develop strategies for dissemination and communication of science.
  • To prepare the doctoral thesis.


Students who successfully complete the doctoral programme will be able to work in the following areas:

  • Research in research centres and national and international universities in the fields of prehistory, human evolution and quaternary, and their respective specialities.
  • University teaching.
  • Socialisation of science in museums, education companies and other public and/or private companies teaching prehistory and cultural and heritage management.
  • Preventive archaeology in national and international companies or public bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geoarchaeology and micromorfology
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Palaeontology
  • Quaternary Climate
  • Socialization of heritage


Alfredo Pérez González (CENIEH), Ana Gracia Téllez (UAH), Andoni Tarriño Vinagre (CENIEH), Anne-Marie Moigne (MNHN), Antonio Rosas (MNCN), Carlo Peretto (UNIFE), Christophe Falguères (MNHN), Dominique Grimaud-Hervé (MNHN), François Semah (MNHN), Ignacio Marítnez Mendizábal (UAH), 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

To enter you must pre-enrol during one of the following stages:

  • 08/07 - 02/11 
  • 11/01 - 01/03
  • 15/06 (at the request of the program coordinator)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Basic training in one of the disciplines of research on human evolution, the Quaternary and prehistory.
  • Experience in field or laboratory work.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • ​Spanish identity card, passport or Foreigners’ Identity Number (NIE), if it is the first time you have studied at the URV.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    766 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 766 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.
  • Approximate cost for first year
  • Second and successive academic year for both EU and NON-EU students - 548€

Living costs for Tarragona

580 - 960 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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