The Doctoral Program in Health, Wellbeing and Bioethics aims to train students in the knowledge and skills for the development of innovative and creative research models, interrelating and responding to the social and health demands that arise in the 21st century. The Doctorate culminates with the elaboration and presentation of a doctoral thesis that consists of an original research work directed by a doctor recognized as an accredited researcher. Completion of these studies will entitle you to a Doctorate from Ramon Llull University, which represents the highest level of higher education.
This program is developed within the framework of the Aristos Campus Mundus Campus of Excellence and is taught jointly with the University of Deusto, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy and Chair of Bioethics) and Ramon Llull University (FCS Blanquerna and Borja Institute of Bioethics).
The duration of the Doctoral studies will be a maximum of three years, full time, from the admission of the doctoral student to the Program until the presentation of the doctoral thesis. If, after the period of three years, the student has not submitted the application for the submission of the thesis, the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program (CAPD) may authorize the extension of one more year, which could exceptionally extend -se another additional year.
Part-time doctoral studies may be carried out if there are reasons to do so. The Academic Committee responsible for the Program will be the one who will authorize the student to follow part-time studies, which will have a maximum duration of five years from admission to the Program until the presentation of the doctoral thesis. In these cases, the Academic Committee may authorize an extension of two more years which, exceptionally, could be extended for a third additional year.
The authorization of the aforementioned extensions will be carried out in a motivated way for family, work, personal or scientific reasons.
When calculating the above deadlines, sick leave, pregnancy or any other cause provided for in current regulations will not be taken into account.
The usual working languages are Catalan, Spanish and English. The doctoral student may carry out the doctoral thesis in any of these languages. Prior agreement with the director / tutor and for justified reasons, the thesis may be submitted in a language other than those indicated.