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Textile And Paper Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The textile and clothing sector is an essential part of the EU economy: it employs over two million people, and the per capita consumption of textile and paper products is on the increase. Hence the European Commission clearly intends to promote it. 
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This Doctoral programme provides training in R+D technologies to the highest level with criteria of excellence in the areas of textile engineering, paper product technologies and the graphic industry. It encompasses the training requirements for research into the entire manufacturing chain of textile and paper products. Hence, it covers everything from the characterisation of fibrous substrates (natural or chemical) to the formation of laminar textile composites, woven and non-woven, for use in clothing, domestic items and others when suitably dyed and finished, as well as their use in industry, with their various requirements depending on their applications. 

The courses take in such aspects as advanced analytical techniques, the study of the microstructure of fibre related to its properties, the application of biotechnologies, clean technologies, textile eco-finishing methods, simulation, application of surfactants in processes, colorimetry applied in bleaching, dyeing and fabric finishes, and all the physical and chemical aspects that have a bearing on the manufacture of high-quality and environment-friendly textile and paper products with a view to sustainability. The programme, therefore, is of an interdisciplinary nature in the various educational aspects in order to achieve the goals set out.

The Programme comprises an initial phase of courses leading to the Advanced Studies Diploma and later the Minimum Research Capacity after supervised research work has been carried out. The programme culminates with the preparation and writing of a Doctoral Thesis. The Doctoral Thesis is understood to be a research work with original contributions that can be published in scientific journals of reputed quality.

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:

  • Paper Engineering
  • Environmental Engeering
  • Polymeric Materials and Textile Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Products and Textile Processes
  • Textil Technology 

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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