PsychologyPhD programme

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    About the PhD programme

    The PhD Programme in Psychology is based on the areas of knowledge of different departments: Personality, Psychological Assessment and Treatment, Basic Psychology and Social Psychology, which provide a multidisciplinary vision and seven different research areas.

    Psychology applied to health

    • Gerontology
    • Clinical Assessment and Health
    • Stress
    • Neuropsychology of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders
    • Social Intervention
    • Quality of Life and Social Inclusion.
    • Application of new Technologies to Neuromuscular, Neuromotor and Neurodevelopmental Diseases

    Experimental psychology applied to psychological processes and mental problems (Labpsico)

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

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    • Number of places


    • Application process:

      Open in April

    • Faculty:

      Psychology and Education
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    Research areas


    Research areas

    The PhD programme is structured around two large research areas:

    • Spheres of action and teams assigned to each research area covering the following research sub-areas: Psycho lab and Psycholinguistic lab, Study of Stress from a Cognitive Therapy Perspective, Clinical Assessment and Health, Family and child assessment and intervention, Neuropsychology of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders, Health and quality of life in older people and Neuro-e-motion

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    What do you need to study this PhD programme?

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    The programme aims to provide quality research training in various fields of study in Psychology. The aim is to provide students with core skills applicable to different contexts related to basic and applied research, such as Clinical and Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology and Experimental Psychology. To this end, it seeks to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by educating and training students in new methodologies, actively involving them in research projects and activities.

    Plan de Actividades

    ¿Qué son las actividades de formación investigadora ?

    Los programas de Doctorado incluyen actividades de formación investigadora tanto transversal como específica del ámbito de cada programa. Estas actividades están orientadas a la formación excelente de nuevos investigadores y al desarrollo óptimo de competencias en investigación.

    Se consideran actividades de formación investigadora: cursos, jornadas, seminarios, asistencia a congresos, publicación de artículos y estancias de movilidad.

    Se busca generar un espacio de encuentro intelectual donde el  investigador pueda desarrollar su formación en un contexto adecuado.

    Además, la programación de las actividades busca garantizar la experiencia internacional de los estudiantes con:

    • Estancias en universidades o centros de investigación extranjeros
    • Realización de tesis internacionales y participación en congresos internacionales
    • Intervención de profesores visitantes en las actividades formativas

    Las actividades se distribuyen a lo largo del periodo de formación

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    Podrás obtener dos menciones y un doble título

    Industrial Mention

    You will participate in an industrial research or experimental developmentproject 


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    International mention

    A minimum stay of 90 days outside Spain will be required


    Further information

    Double degrees

    Possibility of gaining a double degree from the University of Deusto and a foreign university

    Doctoral theses defended






    If you are going to study at the University of Deusto, you can benefit from our grant aid. We will give you information about the eligibility criteria and the range of grants promoted by other organisations.


    Grants and scholarships


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