ACCESS TO THE PhD PROGRAMME

Applicants who want to enter this Doctoral Programme (PhD) should be in possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent, with previous language, literature, cultures or translation training, and who have already been trained in basic research techniques in the PhD fields. In case of submitting the doctoral thesis in a language other than Spanish, the Student must be in possession of a university Degree in the corresponding modern language or an accreditation of level B2 of the mentioned language. As a consequence of pursuing these masters or titles, the student must have acquired the following general knowledge and researching skills:

a) Contents

    1. To manage scientific terminology in the linguistic, literary and socio-cultural studies field;
    2. To know and distinguish the features and conventions of the different kinds of linguistic codes and literary speeches;
    3. To know and discern the cultural codes that condition the adequate development of linguistic codes and literary speeches;
    4. To handle the information in the linguistic, literary and socio-cultural studies field;
    5. To know, identify and solve problems that might arise from the production and execution of writing and oral texts;
    6. To handle the computer and the computer resources as elements of the researcher’s digital skills.

b) Competencies

    1. To know how to apply the acquired knowledge and to resolve problems in new or unknown environments, within larger (or multidisciplinary) contexts in the researching field;
    2. To know how to report conclusions (and knowledge and final reasons that support them) to specialised and non-specialised audiences, in a clear and unambiguous way;
    3. Be in possession of the learning skills allowing the students to pursue their studies mostly in an independent or self-directed way.
    4. Manage and understand the knowledge related to the PhD field of study, that give the student the grounds and the chance of being original in the development or the ideas implementation in the research context.

c) Previous graduate and/or postgraduate programmes of candidates

    1. Master’s Degree offered by the Faculties of Philology, of Translation and Interpretation, or equivalent, issued either in Spain, or in any other member state of the European Higher Education Area, or in any other country with a different education system, providing it recognises an education level equivalent to that of an official Spanish Master’s Degree that gives the student admission to a Doctor’s Degree course of study in the issuing country. This admission will under no circumstances imply the homologation of the title already held by the student or its recognition for any purpose other than accessing a Doctor’s Degree Programme;
    2. Master’s Degree offered by faculties of the Social Sciences branch (Special Didactics, Communication and Education), or equivalent, issued either in Spain, or in any other member state of the European Higher Education Area, or in any other country with a different education system, providing that it recognises an education level equivalent to that of an official Spanish Master’s Degree that gives the student admission to a Doctor’s Degree course of study in the issuing country. This admission will under no circumstances imply the homologation of the title already held by the student or its recognition for any purpose other than accessing a Doctor’s Degree Programme. In this case, admitted students must complete 6 ECTS credits among the PhD additional training courses, aimed at acquiring the basic skills in the research techniques related to the PhD fields. Students, under their tutor supervision, will take the additional training courses in accordance with their doctoral thesis line of research;
    3. Graduate in a degree of at least 300 ECTS credits, providing it belongs to the Arts and Humanities branch, or equivalent (in case of foreign titles). In this case, admitted students must complete 3 ECTS credits among the PhD additional training courses, aimed at acquiring the basic skills in the research techniques related to the PhD fields. Students, under their tutor supervision, will take the additional training courses in accordance with their doctoral thesis line of research.



(1) If there is any decimal in the total score of the academic record, the corresponding percentage is added. 
(2) The total score will be corrected to a 1-to-10-point scale using this formula: Y * 0,32= X, in which Y is the total score (in the 0 to 32 scale) and X the mark (0 to 10), which will appear in the pre-registration online application at the the ULPGC.