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Artificial Intelligence, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The main goal of the programme is to motivate students to take-up their research in the Cognitive Sciences and/or the Knowledge Engineering related areas. The emphasis in Cognitive Sciences suggests a basic interest in understanding the phenomena associated with Learning mechanisms, Natural Language Understanding, Mind and Intelligence, Perception, etc.
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Overview

Artificial Intelligence is nowadays one of the most active research areas in the Computer Science field and it has a long interdisciplinary tradition.

Research in this area in Catalonia, Spain, Europe and the world grows a very high speed. For example, in the Sixth Framework Programme there are specific funding lines for AI and their results are already present in everyday life.

Objectives:

To provide in-depth insight into most active Artificial Intelligence research lines with a strong emphasis on theoretical aspects.

To provide the basis for a solid and strong research profile, which allows students to develop their doctoral work as well as preparing them for their integration in the academic or industrial sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Research lines:

  • Natural Language Processing 
  • Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning
  • Logic and Programming
  • Soft Computing

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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