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Nuclear and Ionising Radiation Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The PDINRI aims at furnishing students with a solid training that will allow them to undertake research and development projects related with the areas of research in the programme.
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Additionally, it is also an objective to help students establish contact with renowned institutions devoted to research, technology development and its exploitation. In this respect, the INTE and the SEN maintain regular collaborations with several institutions, namely: Spanish nuclear power plants; CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, Swiss-French border); Ciemat (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Spain); CSN (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, Spain); ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezionee la Ricerca Ambientale, Italy); JUAS (Joint Universities Accelerator School, France); ALBA synchrotron managed by CELLS (Consorcio para la Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación del Laboratorio de Luz Sincrotrón, Spain); and the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA).

The intended training profile contemplates the fulfillment of the following elements:

  • Knowledge of the state of the art and the most relevant bibliography.
  • Innovative character, making proposals with future perspectives.
  • Rigor in the research activity.
  • Ability to critically analyze the obtained results.
  • Proper expression of the results in texts, graphs, tables, images, etc.
  • Overall quality of written and oral production (publications, congresses, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a group.

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

The activities developed in the context of the PDINRI are embedded in one of the following research lines:

  • Nuclear physics and particle accelerator technologies
  • Dosimetry, medical applications and environmental studies related with ionizing radiation
  • Hydrogen as an energy vector and other topics related with innovative energy policies

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.


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).

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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