Ph.D. On Campus

Humanistic Studies

Rovira i Virgili University

36 months
766 EUR/year
548 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Humanistic Studies from Rovira i Virgili University aims to train students to become high-level researchers who are able to work in both basic and applied research in the field of human sciences.


At Humanistic Studies from Rovira i Virgili University students will learn to carry out high-quality research by acquiring and developing broad and deep competencies in the various analytical and methodological techniques. They will also acquire the necessary skills to participate successfully in the various forums at which they have to present their research results. This training is geared towards the research lines of the groups linked primarily to the Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with groups and departments of other national and international universities.

The doctoral studies in Humanistic Studies include the preparation and presentation of the doctoral thesis, which is an original research work in the field of human sciences.

It is also aimed to select the best scientific, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial talent in order to train students with the critical skills and competencies necessary for their future as researchers. 


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


  • Professional work in the fields of history, sociology, political and legal sciences, humanities and art history; teaching; cultural management; and archives and heritage.
  • Professional work and research aimed at detecting and analysing the sociocultural, political, economic and historical factors (both external and internal) involved in the processes of development of African societies in Africa and Europe.
  • Conservation and restoration in public and private institutions responsible for conserving and restoring cultural heritage.

Linguistics and Language

  • Management of Spanish newcomer programmes in primary and secondary schools.
  • Cultural mediation.
  • Tourism.


  • Literary criticism for a general or specialised audience.
  • Cultural management of written and oral literary heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research training
  • Training in the communication and publication of research results
  • Training in mobility and scientific exchange
  • Management of virtual environments in training researchers
  • Management of the processes of communication, dissemination and exchange of the research work carried out: Symposia for doctoral students


Alberto Reig Tapia, Antonio Enrique Salcedo Miliani, Antonio Nomdedeu Rull, Elisabeth Russell Brown, Esther Forgas Berdet, Fuentes Vázquez, Manuel, Jesús Carruesco Garcia, Jesús Francesc Massip Bonet, Jiménez López, M. Dolores, Joaquín Romero Gallego, John Style, Jordi Carbonell Pallarés, Jordi Ginebra Serrabou, Jordi Jané Carbó (Profesor emérito URV), Josep Sánchez Cervelló,

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

  • A master's degree in one of the fields related to this programme (humanities, arts and literature): philosophy, history, art history, philology, theory of literature and comparative literature, linguistics, and translation and interpretation; or one of the URV's official master's degrees directly related to the doctoral programme.
  • Presentation of a research project that corresponds to one of the research lines of the doctorate.
  • ​Spanish identity card, passport or Foreigners’ Identity Number (NIE), if it is the first time you have studied at the URV.
  • Curriculum vitae

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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