PhD in Medicine Program By Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =209
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(EUR) 1620-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

The Department of Medicine has contributed to medical research with a doctoral studies programme since 1986-87 which has continued uninterruptedly to date. Research tradition in this department is reflected in the numerous doctoral theses that have been read. The PhD programme in Medicine embraces three areas of knowledge that are worked on by the research teams:

  • Medicine
  • Radiology and Physical Medicine
  • Dermatology
These areas have lines of research that include the most important aspects of the classroom and research syllabus. Although years ago there was the prevailing idea that doctoral studies formed a period of postgraduate training and their objective was to obtain the PhD degree, currently the PhD programme is thought of as a period of training in which the most important thing is not acquiring new knowledge as such but the scientific method and necessary skills for the PhD candidate to begin a research project tutored by academics whose own research curriculum has demonstrated that they are qualified to train new researchers. In that way it is possible to identify specific fundamental objectives in the PhD programme:

  • Training researchers
  • Carrying out a research project
  • Doctoral thesis

About University

Founded in 1968, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching, and is a reference centre in Spain and the European Union.

The UAB is a leading public university with a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.

Academic teaching at the UAB is characterised by its multidisciplinarity and is closely linked to many research activities. The UAB pioneers the implementation of several action plans focused on increasing sustainability and environment-friendly measures on campus. 

The UAB offers top level academic programmes in all areas of knowledge, with almost 100 Bachelor's Degrees, over 500 Official and Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas and almost 70 PhD programmes.

In 2016, the UAB Barcelona Summer School was created. It offers a wide array of subjects in several fields and takes place from the end of June to the beginning of August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Depending on the regulations of each home university, especially if there is a mobility agreement with the UAB, students will be able to transfer the credits earned during their stay to their current degree.


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