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Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability

Admission requirements

In addition to the general requirements to enter PhD programmes, these studies have specific requirements.

Admission criteria

Admission to the programme will be determined by the academic committee, which will evaluate compliance with the profiles shown above. Full time and part time candidates may be eligible to enter the programme. In the latter case, availability to carry out the activities envisaged in the programme will be taken into account.
 

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Candidates are required to submit the following:

  1. Application form.
  2. Official transcript of the undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes completed.
  3. Full curriculum vitae with supporting documents.
  4. Certificate providing proof of fluency in English (minimum level of C1).
  5. Presentation letter in which the candidate briefly describes his/her career achievements, work experience, expectations and main interests related to the PhD programme. Candidates who are employed and wish to enrol as part time students should fully explain their availability to ensure they have time enough to combine the programme with their professional duties. (maximum length of the letter: 800 words).
  6. Initial research proposal, explaining the focus area and topic and how it links to the PhD programme’s research teams’ work (maximum length of the proposal: from 2,000 to 5,000 words).
  7. Two letters of recommendation.
  8. Research grant recipients must clearly explain their current status. If a grant has been applied for and is pending resolution, information concerning this application must be included.

The programme coordinator or deputy coordinator will carry out an initial evaluation of the documents submitted and, if necessary, will arrange a personal or videoconference interview (this interview may be delegated to a PhD faculty member attached to the programme).

The initial research proposal will be evaluated with the principal researcher of the most suitable team to determine if the team’s research plan and candidates’ interests are a good fit.

Candidates’ suitability and merits will be evaluated as follows:

Criterios de Admisión
Criteria Indicators Weighting Source
Qualifications and academic record (undergraduate)


Grade point average+ match with the programme’s focus area 15% + 10% Transcript
Qualifications and academic record (Master’s) Grade point average+ match with the programme’s focus area 15% + 20% Transcript
Match between the candidate’s research aims and the programme’s focus areas Assessment by the academic committee 15% Research proposal and assessment by the principal researcher of a team
Previous research experience
Publications and projects 5% Curriculum vitae
Other merits -Continuing Education
-Professional or volunteer experience
-Stays abroad.
5% Curriculum vitae
Other merits
- Career objectives
- Expectations concerning the programme
- Attitude and personal maturity
- Foreseen dedication to the programme
5% Presentation letter and personal interview
Grant recipients Award, duration and amount of the grant 10% Proof of award of the grant

 
Based on the documents submitted and the report from the programme coordinator or deputy coordinator, the academic committee will evaluate the candidate’s suitability, decide whether to accept him/her and duly notify the General Secretariat by the deadline.

Applicants who have not completed a Master’s degree research track will be required to do additional courses. The curriculum of the Master’s degree programme completed will be examined and the research training subjects that the student will be required to complete to enter the PhD programme will be specified, in compliance with the provisions in the section “Additional courses”.

 

Admission requirements

In addition to the general requirements to enter PhD programmes, these studies have specific requirements.

Admission criteria

Admission to the programme will be determined by the academic committee, which will evaluate compliance with the profiles shown above. Full time and part time candidates may be eligible to enter the programme. In the latter case, availability to carry out the activities envisaged in the programme will be taken into account.
 

Get more information
Hide information
+-

Candidates are required to submit the following:

  1. Application form.
  2. Official transcript of the undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes completed.
  3. Full curriculum vitae with supporting documents.
  4. Certificate providing proof of fluency in English (minimum level of C1).
  5. Presentation letter in which the candidate briefly describes his/her career achievements, work experience, expectations and main interests related to the PhD programme. Candidates who are employed and wish to enrol as part time students should fully explain their availability to ensure they have time enough to combine the programme with their professional duties. (maximum length of the letter: 800 words).
  6. Initial research proposal, explaining the focus area and topic and how it links to the PhD programme’s research teams’ work (maximum length of the proposal: from 2,000 to 5,000 words).
  7. Two letters of recommendation.
  8. Research grant recipients must clearly explain their current status. If a grant has been applied for and is pending resolution, information concerning this application must be included.

The programme coordinator or deputy coordinator will carry out an initial evaluation of the documents submitted and, if necessary, will arrange a personal or videoconference interview (this interview may be delegated to a PhD faculty member attached to the programme).

The initial research proposal will be evaluated with the principal researcher of the most suitable team to determine if the team’s research plan and candidates’ interests are a good fit.

Candidates’ suitability and merits will be evaluated as follows:

Criterios de Admisión
Criteria Indicators Weighting Source
Qualifications and academic record (undergraduate)


Grade point average+ match with the programme’s focus area 15% + 10% Transcript
Qualifications and academic record (Master’s) Grade point average+ match with the programme’s focus area 15% + 20% Transcript
Match between the candidate’s research aims and the programme’s focus areas Assessment by the academic committee 15% Research proposal and assessment by the principal researcher of a team
Previous research experience
Publications and projects 5% Curriculum vitae
Other merits -Continuing Education
-Professional or volunteer experience
-Stays abroad.
5% Curriculum vitae
Other merits
- Career objectives
- Expectations concerning the programme
- Attitude and personal maturity
- Foreseen dedication to the programme
5% Presentation letter and personal interview
Grant recipients Award, duration and amount of the grant 10% Proof of award of the grant

 
Based on the documents submitted and the report from the programme coordinator or deputy coordinator, the academic committee will evaluate the candidate’s suitability, decide whether to accept him/her and duly notify the General Secretariat by the deadline.

Applicants who have not completed a Master’s degree research track will be required to do additional courses. The curriculum of the Master’s degree programme completed will be examined and the research training subjects that the student will be required to complete to enter the PhD programme will be specified, in compliance with the provisions in the section “Additional courses”.