International Ph.D. programme in Applied Psychology: Adaptation and change in contemporary societies

On-line Application
Length of program 3 years (full time) or 5 years (part time)
CoordinationDra. Ana Andrés Valle
Modality On-site






This International Ph.D. programme in Applied Psychology is set up and operated by a consortium of three European universities: Universitat Ramon Llull, URL (Barcelona, Spain), Universidade Católica Portuguesa, UCP (Oporto, Portugal), and Nottingham Trent University, NTU (Nottingham, United Kingdom).

The doctorate programme leads to a Joint Ph.D. degree, defined as one degree awarded by all three universities.

Students enrol in one of the partner universities (“home institution”), where they spend most of their research time. Each student has three supervisors, one from each partner university, and is required to spend at least 12 months in one/two of the other partner universities

The language used for the training, research and communication, as well as for the doctoral thesis manuscript is English.

Doctoral thesis projects should be focused on one of the following four research branches

(1) Human relationships across the lifespan: couple, family, and group

(2) Mental health and psychopathology: Challenges of a global and changing society

(3) Exclusion: Social (in)justice, conflict and psychological wellbeing

(4) Adaptive and maladaptive behaviours related to digital technologies


UCP (Porto, Portugal):

NTU (Nottingham, United Kingdom):


Document of committment

Conditions for continuity in the programme