PhD in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture Studies



Students who meet some of the criteria listed in Article 15 of the UDC PhD Policies and Regulations will be able to access to UDC PhD programmes.


Candidates matching one of the general entry requirements for PhD students will be assessed in accordance with the specific criteria and merits for each programme. Information relating to application procedures and requirements are included in the programme structure for each course.

The decision to offer a student a place on a UDC PhD programme is the result of an application-specific evaluation process, and does not affect the academic or professional status of the candidate’s existing qualifications.

See also UDC PhD Policies and Regulations, Article 16: Applications.

14 places offered in academic year 2021/2022

Recommended profile of admission

1. Holder of an official Spanish degree or equivalent, and University Master’s degrees or equivalent in the areas of Philology, Translation and Interpretation, Humanities, Communication , Social Sciences and Sociology, Political Science and Government Studies, Infant Education Teaching, Primary Education Teaching, Social Education and Pedagogy, History and Philosophy. 2. Holders of Diploma in Advanced Studies (DEA) or Research Credential in English Studies/English Philology or similar.3. Students in any of the following situations who fulfill the specific requirements of these studies :a. Holder of official university qualification in a member country of the European Higher Education Area and which allows the holder to be admitted to a Master, at least 300 ECTS credits between all the official university studies completed, at least 60 must be at Master’s level. b. Graduate and holder of an official Spanish degree certificate, consisting of at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must necessarily take the bridge courses required by the programme unless the curriculum includes research training credits equivalent in terms of training value. c. Holder of a foreign degree without the need to seek official accreditation, after the verification by the university that this accredits a level of education equivalent to the Spanish official qualification of Master's Degree and entitles the bearer in the issuing country to access to doctoral studies. This admission does not imply the prior accreditation of the qualification that is held by the applicant or the recognition of said qualification for purposes other than those of access to doctoral studies. d. Be a holder of another Spanish doctor’s degree which has been obtained under earlier university regulations.4. Students who have commenced doctoral studies under earlier university regulations may access doctoral courses if they hold general requisites or with diploma or qualification with 300 ECTS credits, at least 60 at master’s level.

Application general procedure

Applications and registration for PhD programmes will be made using the online application system on the UDC website, accompanied by all necessary supporting documents. Applications and registration for external students will be made here.

If you need more information, you can check this sources the Application general procedure.

Applications procedure for students whose foreign degree/diplome has not been officially recognised

See EIDUDC Application and registration.

General procedure by the CAPD

See EIDUDC Application and registration.

Specific access requirements of the CAPD

Applications for admission must be made through the Virtual Secretary on internet and documents should be hended in to the UADI in the Faculty of Philology. The CAPD will publish the provisional and definitive lists of students who have been accepted on the Doctoral Programme website in the Studies portal of the UDC. Appeals lodged against the provisional list must be sent to the UADI in the Faculty of Philology. Requests for part time studies, for changes in matriculation method and temporary absence must also be presented before the UADI in the Faculty of Philology.


The application for admission (or registration renewal) and enrollment in PhD studies will be carried out according to the terms approved by the Governing Council of the UDC.


See information on how to register for UDC PhD courses.

Predoctoral grants

See UDC predoctoral grants.