PhD in Sports Science, Physical Education and Recreation



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.

15 places offered in academic year 2022/2023

Recommended profile of admission

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

Criterios de admisión:

Puntuación máxima:

Formación universitaria previa 25 puntos

Vinculación previa a grupos de investigación integrantes del P.O.D. 15 puntos

Experiencia investigadora previa 10 puntos Conocimiento de los idiomas inglés y portugués 10 puntos

Entrevista personal (o cuestionario sustitutivo o carta de motivación-presentación) 40 puntos. (Obligatoria en el caso de los/as aspirantes que procedan de países con idiomas distintos del español, gallego, portugués o inglés.).

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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.