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PhD in Psychology (without course)


This modality includes, in a tutorial framework, the planning, development and implementation of an original research project in the specialty in which the PhD student is enrolled. 

Accordingly, in this modality, the autonomous work of the doctoral student, supervised by one or more supervisors, is specifically directed to the elaboration of the doctoral thesis, addressing topics of the area of specialty chosen by the doctorate. The PhD corresponds to 180 ECTS.

Take Note:

Candidates must:

  • attend, over the 3 years of thesis preparation, free seminars on Methodology, performing a total of 6 ECTS.
  • 12 to 18 months after registration, present a report on the progress of the research project. This will be done  during a seminar and before a panel of experts.

Psychology specialties

Experimental Psychology
Development Psychology
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Work, Organisations and Human Resources Psychology
Educational and Vocational Guidance
Psychology of Motivation and Personality
Health Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Theory and History of Psychology
Sports Psychology (not offered at the moment)
Forensic Psychology
Cognitive Psychology


Applicants to the doctoral program in this modality, need to handle an acceptance letter written by his/her supervisor at the FPCE. To help you with this issue, please fill in this form .

You can find here the information and the forms needed to apply to this PhD modality.



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