Phd in Economics and Business

Managers of the future

The main aim of this programme is to train students to carry out advanced, high-quality research. The general objectives are the following:

  • To incorporate the doctoral students in a research group.
  • To broaden the students' abilities so that they can specialise intensively in the research lines defined by the programme.
  • To foster initiative in undertaking research projects with the methodology and the scientific principles of the research line in which they are working.
  • To promote the acquisition of general skills related to individual and group work, participation in research projects and management of databases and bibliographies, etc.
  • To prepare the doctoral thesis.


General info on the course.

The main aim of this programme is to train students to carry out advanced, high-quality research. 

  • Duration - 36 months
  • Study Method - Long Distance
  • Given Degree - PhD
  • Institue - Rovira i Virgili University
  • TutionFee - Call for a human assistant
  • Unesco Recognition - Yes
  • Local Recognition - Yes
  • Course - Economics and Business

Application Procedures

Application procedures and requirements.

See the entrance requirements for pre-enrolling for one of our doctoral programmes here.


Specific admission criteria of the doctoral programme

Specific requirements 

For students to be admitted to the programme,in addition to the general requirements for a Ph.D.,  they must:

  • Have completed the master's degrees directly related to the doctorate related to the doctorate or another official master's degree in the field of Business and Economics.
  • Accredit the B1 level of English
  • Present a thesis proposal and have it approved by the lecturer who has agreed to act as supervisor.
  • Merits and assessment criteria

Should the number of applicants exceed the number of places available, they will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Academic transcript of the master's degree (40%)
  • Academic transcript of the first degree (20%)
  • Professional experience (20%)
  • English certificate equivalent to: (20%)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (C)
    • Cambridge First Certificate (A)
    • TOEFL (220 points on the computer-based test)
    • British Council IELTS (6)


Details of the accademic intitute

The URV is a modern public institution of higher education with a great teaching and research experience recognized everywhere and at the service of the counties of the south of Catalonia, but also has a wider territorial vision and international projection.

  • Institue Name - Rovira i Virgili University
  • Country - SPAIN
  • Address - Avinguda Països Catalans, 17-19 43007 Tarragona

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