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Natural Resources and Environment

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

36 months
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694 EUR/year
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About

The doctoral programme of Natural Resources and Environment is a useful tool to learn obout the materials production techniques from georesources, by watching over its sustainability. In this sense, the profitable geologycal natural resources are studied, taking into account the preservation of the environment.

Overview

The doctoral programme of Natural Resources and Environment has as a basic objective to give advanced education in aspects related to the investigation of the natural resources benefit and its impact on the environment. 

The programme

The programme gives the chance of obtaining the Master in Natural Resources Engineering (MsC) as an accredited degree of a high level education, which includes experimental and field works. On the other hand, the main objective of the programme is the elaboration and the following writing of the Doctoral Thesis, that is to say original research works which allow acquiring formation in one or various among the following issues:

  • To gain awareness of the environment under the perspective of the natural resources benefit, mainly the geological. Moreover, to prepare experts in pollution prevention for the industrial transformation of raw materials.
  • To gain knowledge of the natural resources studied traditionally in geology:
  • industrial minerals and rocks and fossil combustibles among others.
  • To make an in-depth study of the composition, prospecting, applications, management and impact of the geological resources.
  • To study the environmental impact with regard to the contamination of the natural environment, so that doctoral students can develop ample knowledge of the origins, treatments, control and legislation in the fields of air, water, urban waste, noise and vibration pollution

Another objective of the programme is related to the following transversal aptitudes to be learnt by the students:

  • Systematic understanding and dominion of the research skills and methodologies related to the sustainable benefit of natural resources.
  • Capacity of conceiving, design and practice of research processes with academic exigency.
  • To release contributions from original researches which broaden the knowledge frontiers and being suitable for publication in international journals.
  • Capacity of performing critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Capacity of communication between their colleagues, the scientific community and the society regarding to the areas related to the efficient and sustainable benefit of natural resources.
  • Capacity of promotion in both the professional and academic contexts, of the technological advances within the knowledge-based society.

Programme Structure

Research lines:

  • Biological Treatment of Gaseous Pollutants 
  • Sustainable Mining 
  • Communication Circuits and Systems
  • Natural Resources

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Spanish, Partially taught in Catalan

Delivered

On Campus

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.

Other requirements

General 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    694 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    694 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 EUR for the full programme 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.

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

Large families with concession card

  • 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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