PhD in Literature 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.

12 places offered in academic year 2020/2021

Recommended profile of admission

The Doctorate programme in Literary Studies is orientated to graduates from the following backgrounds: Philology and of Theory of Literature and Compared Literature, as well as graduates in Spanish and/or Galician literary studies, and graduates of the field Arts and Humanities. There will be no differentiation or priority based on the academic origin of the solicitors. If the graduate holds some master’s degrees relative to studies of literary nature, the admission to the Doctorate will be automatic, without requiring to realization of complementary training.

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

If the graduate holds other master’s degrees which does not include literary studies, the admission to the Doctorate involves the accomplishment of training activities. The Academic Commission will establish them depending on the curriculum of the solicitor and the project of thesis presented. 9 credits up to a maximum of 15 will be needed, for master’s degrees of literary studies, particularly those related to the literatures in Spanish, Galician and Portuguese languages, which they are in force at that moment in the Universities of Vigo and A Coruña. Subjects of the solicitor’s degree can also be considered as training complements if so agreed by the Academic Commission.


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.