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Computing, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The doctorate program in Computing/Software has been a fundamental support for a big part of the research performed in the departments of Computer Science Department (CS), formerly Languages and Information Systems. The program has accommodated Catalan students as well as students from the rest of the world. 
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The Computing doctorate program covers subjects of research in a set of disciplines related with the programming of the computers: algorithms. programming, data bases, bioinformàtica, computer visualization, virtual reality, etc. 

These subjects are a continuation of the studies carried out in the Bachelor's degree in Informatics Engineering major in Computing and the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, as well as the related Master's degree in which the Department has teaching responsibility, as well as other closed in interest degrees. Moreover, these areas are tied to the activity of the companies in the sector of the computer science, and to research topics recognized at international level.

The high participation of the groups of research involved in the program in competitive research projects, most of them funded at European or National level, together with the number of new students that the program attracts every year as well as the number of doctors who are incorporated to the industry, the universities or to other institutions of research also justifies the opportunity of this doctorate program.

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: 

  • Algorithms, Computational Biology, Complexity and Formal Methods
  • Computer Science in Engineering
  • Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability
  • Logic and Programming
  • Visualisation, Virtual Reality and Graphic Interaction 

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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