PhD in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology



This PhD Programme has the aim of train researchers in the fields of basic and applied Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, with an interdisciplinary approach. With this perspective, the programme includes researchers from differente knowledge areas from the fields of Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical and Health Psychology and Psychiatry. It is an interuniversity programme, shared by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela (coordinator), A Coruña and Vigo.

This study is verified and published

This study renewed its accreditation on 22 June 2021.


Annual PhD tuition fees
Approximate price applicable to all students (non Spanish and non EU included). Secretarial expenses, school insurance and training complements (if applicable) are not included.
Offered place for academic course 2023/2024

Why study

The study of the nervous system, and specifically the study of the human brain, is, at present, one of the priority areas in scientific research. One of the greater challenges is the discovering of the misteries of the brain, from its molecular functioning to the mechanisms supporting memory, intelligence or consciousness and the interaction with the environment. Progress in the knowledge of the nervous system must allow to fight against diseases involving it, and to improve quality of life. From the clinical perspective, this programme includes lines focused to the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective.

This Programme takes part from the 'Network of European Neuroscience Schools' (NENS), a structure within the FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) that offers information about postgraduate training in Neuroscience and promotes cooperation among European training programmes.

 Program web site

This is an interuniversity study, in addition to University of A Coruña, the following universities also colaborate in teaching:

  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • Universidad de Vigo


Starting academic year 2013-2014
Last update/verification ACSUG date 29/07/2013
Authorization DOG publication date 20/12/2013
Official BOE publication date 11/03/2014
BOE syllabus publication date 11/03/2014