To be admitted to the doctoral programme, applicants must meet both the general requirements stipulated by the University and the programme's specific requirements.
First of all, students must certify that they hold one of the following:
- Official Spanish bachelor's degree, or equivalent, and an official university master's degree, or equivalent, having passed at least 300 ECTS credits in the two degree courses.
- Official Spanish university degree, corresponding to past university education systems, having passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all of the official university studies taken, of which at least 60 credits must correspond to a master's degree-level qualification.
- Official university degree from a country that is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that entitles the holder to admission to official master's degree courses, having passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all of the official university studies taken, of which at least 60 credits must correspond to a master's degree-level qualification.
- Official Spanish bachelor's degree whose duration, in accordance with the rules of EU law, is at least 300 ECTS credits. In this case, the student will have to take the necessary specific training courses, unless the corresponding doctoral programme includes research training credits, equivalent in formative value to the research credits obtained in the master's degree studies.
- Official university degree for which, prior to obtaining a place through the corresponding examination for access to a specialized medical training programme, candidates had to have passed with a favourable assessment at least two years of training in a programme to obtain the official certificate in any of the health science specializations.
- Official university degree from a non-EHEA country, without need for its official recognition, after verification that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official university master's degree and that it entitles the holder to admission to doctoral studies in the country where the degree was awarded.
- Spanish doctoral degree obtained in accordance with past university education systems.
- Official llicenciatura, arquitectura or enginyeria degree along with an advanced studies diploma, in accordance with the provisions of Spain's Royal Decree 778/1998, of 30 April, or the certificate of research proficiency regulated in Spain's Royal Decree 185/1985, of 23 January.
- Official university degree that corresponds with level three of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), in accordance with the procedure set forth in Spain's Royal Decree 967/2014, of 21 November, establishing the requirements and procedure for officially recognizing and declaring equivalence with respect to the official university degree programme and academic level and for validating foreign higher education studies, and the procedure for determining correspondence with the MECES levels of the official certificates of arquitectura, enginyeria, llicenciatura, arquitectura técnica, enginyeria tècnica and diplomatura degrees.
Applicants who have not passed the Introduction to Research credits in a university master's degree will need to take the bridging courses determined by each programme, as appropriate.
In the case of applicants who only have an official university bachelor's degree which, in accordance with the rules of EU law, has a duration of 300 ECTS credits, or have not taken and passed a minimum number of Introduction to Research credits in a university master's degree programme, their continuation in the doctoral programme is conditional upon them passing the bridging courses corresponding to the Introduction to Research module, pathway or courses for the corresponding period of academic training.