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Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
During the academic years 2003-2008, the Agri Food Engineering and Biotechnology Department coordinated the doctorate program "Agri food biotechnology and sustainability", inclouding all the previous doctorate courses from the Escola Superior de Agricultura de Barcelona.
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Overview

The doctorate program is really necessary due to the importance that food and agriculture industry has in Catalonia, and specially in Barcelona and its metropolitan area. On the other hand, these kinds of industries have a great demand of specialized staff in research and development.

The main objective of the PhD program is the formation of researchers with international competences and trained to be responsible for university teaching as well as to develop their professional activity in industries or institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
    • Partially taught in Catalan
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research lines:

  • Aquaculture and Aquatic Product quality
  • Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group
  • Agro-Enviromental Engineering Research Group
  • Plant Breeding on Organoleptics Traits
  • Plant Protection

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • CV of academic, professional and research activities, and portfolio designs.
  • References to research projects completed and publications.
  • Pre-proposal of the subject of the thesis (description, aims, methodology, point of view and bibliography). Maximum of five pages.
  • Report by a lecturer backing the applicant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    696 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    696 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

Funding

Research employment advice and support unit

To meet the growing demand for funding support, the RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT UNIT assists in the management of predoctoral and postdoctoral grants and scholarships (official UPC grants, FPI grants from the Ministry of Science and Innovation, FPU grants from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and FI grants from the AGAUR).

http://doctorat.upc.edu/grants

http://www.ctt.upc.edu/Inici_117_121_ca.html

Enrolment aids

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  • General category (3 or 4 children): a 50% reduction on the amount paid for academic university services (enrolment and administrative fees).
  • Special category (5 or more children): a 100% reduction on the amount paid for academic university services (enrolment and administrative fees).

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