PhD in Telecommunications

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Presentation (Doctorate In Telecommunications)

The main objective of the Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications of the Polytechnic Univesity of Valencia is to train PhDs in the field of telecommunications. The aim is to train highly qualified researchers and professionals in the fields of knowledge related to Signal and Communication Theory and Telematics Engineering. Specifically, these areas are:

  • Design of elements and subsystems that are part of a communications system.
  • Techniques of generation, propagation and detection of signals in both open and guided media.
  • Processing of analogue and digital signals (images, voice, audio, infrared, ultrasound, sonar, etc.).
  • Design, implementation and assessment of communications network services, both fixed and mobile.
  • Understanding and design of distributed real-time systems, and in particular of the architectures and protocols necessary for multimedia communications and their distribution and security mechanisms used.

The usual access profile are candidates with a degree in telecommunications, computer science, physics or mathematics, who are in possession of a university master's degree in the field of Telecommunication Engineering. However, the Academic Committee assesses other profiles whose admission would be subject to the completion of a number of complementary training activities.


General info on the course.

The main objective of the Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications of the Polytechnic Univesity of Valencia is to train PhDs in the field of telecommunications. The aim is to train highly qualified researchers and professionals in the fields of knowledge related to Signal and Communication Theory and Telematics Engineering.

  • Duration - Call for a human assistant
  • Study Method - Long Distance
  • Given Degree - PhD
  • Institue - Polytechnic Univesity of Valencia
  • TutionFee - Call for a human assistant
  • Unesco Recognition - Yes
  • Local Recognition - Yes
  • Course - Telecommunications

Application Procedures

Application procedures and requirements.

Access requirements

The pre-enrolment is the process by which a candidate applies for the admission to a doctoral programme.

The requirements that the applicant must meet to be admitted are regulated by the Spanish Royal Decree 99/2011. Please note that the information shown here is just a summary. If you have any doubts, please contact the Doctorate School.

Specific information for candidates outside the EHEA.

The pre-enrolment process is completely online. If you do not have a UPV user you will have to request one as a first step of the application. At the end of the pre-enrolment process you must upload a PDF copy of the required documentation. The originals (or certified / legalized copies) will be required later, after the official enrolment is done.

The Academic Commission of the requested doctoral program will study the application and in case of needing additional information, will contact the candidate. According to the Doctoral School’s Services Charter the deadline for resolving applications (duly submitted) is 45 days.

The enrolment is annual (by academic year) and, as in any other degree, must be renewed obligatorily during all the doctoral study period.

Access requirements for new students

Bachelor degree + masters degree, with a total of 300 ECTS (minimum) and of which at least 60 ECTS must be master level.

Degree of five years (or more) of previous plans (engineer, licensee, architect, ...) with an equivalence to master degrees.

Degrees from outside the EHEA with an equivalence to master degrees (must provide a certificate issued by the university of origin stating that the degree gives access to doctoral studies in the home country).

Other Requirements

A PDF copy of the following documentation will be asked to complete a pre-enrolment in a doctoral programme:

  • Copy of an identification document (European ID, Passport, NIE, DNI).
    For those who provide a copy of the passport, they must provide, as soon as possible, a copy of the N.I.E (Identification Number for foreigners) to be provided by the competent Spanish administration.
  • Degree and Academic Certificate (transcript of records) of all studies that are accredited to justify the access requirements (master and bachelor degrees)
    Not necessary for studies carried out at the UPV
  • Currículum vitae, together with any other documentation proving merits.
  • Each doctoral program may establish as additional requirement the need to provide specific documentation: proposal of a research plan, proposal of thesis director, etc.
    Check previously the section corresponding to each doctoral program.
  • If the Master's degree is from outside the EHEA, a certificate issued by the home university indicating that these studies give access to doctoral studies in that country.



The university valid recognitions.

Doctorate in Telecommunications

The Doctoral Programme is organised, designed, coordinated and supervised by the Academic Committee (AC) responsible for its definition, updating and quality, as well as for its training and research activities. This Committee is comprised by 5 or 6 members, in addition to the programme coordinator, all of whom shall be professors of the UPV’s Department of Communications.

All Committee members have at least one six-year research period accredited and have also directed theses in the last five years.

The AC will ensure compliance with the admission criteria to the programme and will be responsible for its assessment, taking the following aspects into account:

  1. Academic qualifications: Spanish or overseas graduates with training in the following degrees may access the programme: any degree in the field of Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Physics.
  2. Postgraduate training: candidates must prove they have completed at least 60 postgraduate training credits (Master's degree) in the field of Telecommunications Engineering.
  3. Academic record: both the undergraduate and graduate academic record must be provided to be assessed by the AC.
  4. Complementary training: the student's admission may include the requirement of complementary training when the AC deems it necessary, depending on the student's previous training.



Details of the accademic intitute

.The Polytechnic University of Valencia is an innovative public institution, dynamic and dedicated to research and teaching at the same time maintaining strong links with the social environment in which it operates, who opt for a strong presence abroad

  • Institue Name - Polytechnic Univesity of Valencia
  • Country - AFGHANISTAN
  • Address - Camí de Vera, s/n, 46022 València, España

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