Studies

PhD in Demography

OBJECTIVES, STUDY PLAN AND FACULTY

The basic aim of the PhD programme in Demography is to train researchers in basic and applied research in the population field. In order to achieve these objectives and to obtain the title of doctor, it is essential to produce a doctoral thesis, which must take the form of original research.

This PhD programme offers:

  • the academic training necessary to attain the knowledge, methodology and skills of critical analysis which make it possible to carry out original research.
  • the tools for achieving the necessary communication skills for making known and communicating the results of scientific work to the academic and professional communities.
  • internationalisation of training and research for PhD students by means of visits to internationally prestigious institutions and universities.

STUDY PLAN

The doctoral degree is structured into lines of research supervised by lecturers from the UAB’s Department of Geography and the Centre for Demographic Studies. The thesis must have a single tutor (who may or may not be the thesis supervisor).

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Holding an official university degree, either Spanish or from any other country in the European Higher Education Area or, in other words, having obtained a minimum of 300 ECTS credits accumulated throughout the totality of formal university education. Of these credits, 60 or more must be at Master’s degree level.
  • Holding an official Spanish academic qualification, which entails having achieved a minimum of 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must obligatorily complete supplementary training requirements.
  • Holding a university degree obtained in accordance with the requirements of the educational system in other countries. It is not necessary to obtain official recognition of this qualification (homologation) by the Spanish authorities. However, it is necessary to obtain prior verification from the university which awarded the degree, stating that the qualification is equivalent to a master’s degree obtained from a Spanish university and that, in the country which awards the degree, it is sufficient qualification to allow access to a PhD programme.
  • Holding a Spanish PhD obtained in accordance with previous university regulations.

Admission to the PhD programme will be decided by the vice-chancellor and is subject to completion of supplementary training where required.

SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 25%Qualifications
    detailed in academic
    record
  • Admission will be subject to acceptance by a thesis supervisor proposed by the academic commission for the doctoral programme20%Thematic
    appropriateness
  • 15%Affinity with the field of Demography of qualifications presented to obtain access to the doctoral programme
  • 20%Letter of motivation and personal interview
  • 10%Obtaining research grants or subsidies
  • 10%Linguistic competence

ADMISSION

  • The candidate wishing to enrol for a PhD must apply to the academic commission for the doctoral programme.
  • Once the candidate is admitted, the academic commission for the doctoral programme assigns him or her an academic tutor.

DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY FOR ADMISSION

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Photocopy of academic record, including first degrees and master’s degrees previously obtained.
  • Proposal of a research theme to be presented in the PhD thesis.

More information

COMPOSITION OF THE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE OF THE PhD PROGRAM

Coordinator of the doctoral programme: Montserrat Solsona Pairó

Representatives of the lines of research in the PhD in Demography programme:

Anna Cabré, Andreu Domingo, Albert Esteve, Juan Antonio Módenes, Joaquín Recaño

GRANTS

FI 2020- Prioritization list publication

Apart from some exceptions, the PhD in Demography programme entails full-time attendance. It is highly recommended that the PhD student should obtain a grant or other form of funding for a minimum of three years. The doctoral programme supports students with a good academic record in their applications for competitive national and international scholarships.

For further information concerning admission please contact:

Teaching coordinator:
Montserrat Solsona / montse.solsona@uab.cat

Administrative and academic management:
Socorro Sancho Valverde / ssancho@ced.uab.es

Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra
Telephon: 93 581 30 60

DOCTORAL THESES REGISTERED (On-going)

Emancipación residencial en América Latina: características socioeconómicas, demográficas y territoriales de la formación de hogares jóvenes
Emancipación residencial en América Latina: características socioeconómicas, demográficas y territoriales de la formación de hogares jóvenes Author: Aros Marzá , Nicolás
Thesis registration year: 2020-2021
Director: Antonio López Gay; Pau Miret Gamundi
Three essays on health inequalities in ageing societies
Three essays on health inequalities in ageing societies Author: Bramajo , Octavio Nicolás
Thesis registration year: 2020-2021
Director: Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia
Los Centros de Cuidado Infantil: ¿Se ajustan a las demandas poblacionales? El caso de Montevideo & Barcelona
Los Centros de Cuidado Infantil: ¿Se ajustan a las demandas poblacionales? El caso de Montevideo & Barcelona Author: Juni , Maida
Thesis registration year: 2020-2021
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
Kinship network and fertility dynamics
Kinship network and fertility dynamics Author: Cui , Qi
Thesis registration year: 2020-2021
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
Determinantes de las brechas de género en consumo de alimentos y estado nutricional en niños, jóvenes y adultos entre Colombia, México y Argentina.
Determinantes de las brechas de género en consumo de alimentos y estado nutricional en niños, jóvenes y adultos entre Colombia, México y Argentina. Author: Castro Prieto , Paula Andrea
Thesis registration year: 2020-2021
Director: Joaquín Recaño Valverde
Implicancias económicas y demográficas de la baja fecundidad en Chile: Bono de género, envejecimiento poblacional y potencial carga sobre el sistema de pensiones
Implicancias económicas y demográficas de la baja fecundidad en Chile: Bono de género, envejecimiento poblacional y potencial carga sobre el sistema de pensiones Author: Tapia Wenderoth , Vicente Miguel
Thesis registration year: 2020-2021
Director: Andreu Domingo Valls
Does immigration to a more egalitarian country change gender based behaviors and attitudes towards preference of male child and intimate partner violence? A case of Indian immigrants in Spain
Does immigration to a more egalitarian country change gender based behaviors and attitudes towards preference of male child and intimate partner violence? A case of Indian immigrants in Spain Author: Kaur , Parminder
Thesis registration year: 2019-2020
Director: Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia; Amalia Gómez Casillas
El matrimoni entre parents: consanguinitat i afinitat a Espanya, segles XVI-XX
El matrimoni entre parents: consanguinitat i afinitat a Espanya, segles XVI-XX Author: Ruiz García , Joaquín
Thesis registration year: 2019-2020
Director: Joana Maria Pujadas Mora (CED-UB); Cristina López Villanueva (UB)
Migración y población africana en España: análisis sociodemográfico y prospectiva
Migración y población africana en España: análisis sociodemográfico y prospectiva Author: Gastón Guiu , Silvia
Thesis registration year: 2019-2020
Director: Andreu Domingo Valls
The Link between Partnership and Fertility Dynamics in a Cross-national Perspective
The Link between Partnership and Fertility Dynamics in a Cross-national Perspective Author: Nishikido , Momoko
Thesis registration year: 2019-2020
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
El impacto y el contexto socio-demográfico de las técnicas de reproducción asistida (TRA)
El impacto y el contexto socio-demográfico de las técnicas de reproducción asistida (TRA) Author: Borisova , Evgeniya
Thesis registration year: 2019-2020
Director: Daniel Devolder
Women's education in a global perspective: measurement and implications for family life
Women's education in a global perspective: measurement and implications for family life Author: Jeffers , Kristen
Thesis registration year: 2018-2019
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
Relación entre el cuidado y las actividades económicas de los adultos mayores en México
Relación entre el cuidado y las actividades económicas de los adultos mayores en México Author: Félix Vega , Carlos Fernando
Thesis registration year: 2018-2019
Director: Daniel Devolder i Jeroen Spijker
Salud y discapacidad en Ecuador: factores sociodemográficos en el contexto de la transición sanitaria
Salud y discapacidad en Ecuador: factores sociodemográficos en el contexto de la transición sanitaria Author: MERA INTRIAGO , Eva María
Thesis registration year: 2017-2018
Director: Blanes, Amand; Cámara, Antonio D.
Migraciones internas en España y educación
Migraciones internas en España y educación Author: González Leonardo , Miguel
Thesis registration year: 2017-2018
Director: Joaquín Recaño Valverde; Antonio López-Gay
Família i comportament demogràfic a Sant Climent de Llobregat, segles XVI-XX
Família i comportament demogràfic a Sant Climent de Llobregat, segles XVI-XX Author: Vendrell Condominas , Jaume
Thesis registration year: 2017-2018
Director: Joana Maria Pujadas Mora
Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequalities among Immigrant Women in Spain – A Mixed-Methods Approach
Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequalities among Immigrant Women in Spain – A Mixed-Methods Approach Author: Fraser , Hortense
Thesis registration year: 2017-2018
Director: Montserrat Solsona Pairó, Jeroen Spijker, Iñaki Permanyer Ugartemendia
Transiciones a la edad adulta y desigualdad entre las mujeres mexicanas
Transiciones a la edad adulta y desigualdad entre las mujeres mexicanas Author: Cuevas Ramírez , Lina Eugenia
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Albert Esteve Palós
Climate Change Impacts on Human Temperature-related Mortality & Birth Outcomes in Spain. Spatiotemporal Study
Climate Change Impacts on Human Temperature-related Mortality & Birth Outcomes in Spain. Spatiotemporal Study Author: Achebak , Hicham
Thesis registration year: 2016-2017
Director: Daniel Devolder; Joan Ballester
Expansión educativa y patrones de formación familiar: implicaciones para las desigualdades y la pobreza en América Latina
Expansión educativa y patrones de formación familiar: implicaciones para las desigualdades y la pobreza en América Latina Author: SANJUAN BERNUY , Victoria
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Permanyer, Iñaki; Recaño, Joaquín
La evolución de la fecundidad en Colombia: una re-estimación a partir de los censos de población
La evolución de la fecundidad en Colombia: una re-estimación a partir de los censos de población Author: VEGA LANDAETA , Ángela Patricia
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Recaño, Joaquín; Devolder, Daniel
Matrimoni i posició social a Barcelona i el seu entorn. Un estudi als inicis de l'era estadística
Matrimoni i posició social a Barcelona i el seu entorn. Un estudi als inicis de l'era estadística Author: VALLS FÍGOLS , Miquel
Thesis registration year: 2015-2016
Director: Cabré, Anna; Pujadas, Joana M.
Social acceptance, statistical visibility and legality of sames ex-couples across the world
Social acceptance, statistical visibility and legality of sames ex-couples across the world Author: STEIN , Thomas
Thesis registration year: 2013-2014
Director: Esteve, Albert

ANNUAL EVALUATION AND REVIEW

ANNUAL EVALUATION AND REVIEW OF THE THESIS PHD IN DEMOGRAPHY 

Course 2019-2020 

Monitoring takes place after admission and registration for the doctorate, once a year, and consists of the presentation by the doctoral student of progress made up to the time of the meeting of the monitoring committee. Passing this test is a condition for registering for the following year. 

The Academic Committee for the Doctorate must approve and publish before 20 December each academic year the composition of the Monitoring Committees, the timetable and dates and the procedure for the monitoring (oral presentation of progress in public session and previous submission of additional documentation). 

1. COMPOSITION OF MONITORING COMMITTEE 

The composition of the monitoring committee for Doctorate Studies in Demography will be different for each doctorate student and will consist of a member of the Academic Committee for the doctorate programme, the superviser of the thesis and a specialist lecturer or researcher in the doctorate student’s field. 

Each doctorate student will be sent an email in the second half of January 2019 informing them of the composition of their monitoring committee. 

2. TIMETABLE OF MONITORING COMMITTEES The monitoring committees will meet on: 

– 15, 16, 17 and 18 June 2020 (1st sitting)

– 14, 15, 16 and 17 September 2020 (2nd sitting) 

The doctorate programme will contact each student to set the exact date and time of the meeting of each monitoring committee. 

3. SUBMISSION OF YEARLY MONITORING REPORTS TO THE MONITORING COMMITTEES 

 3.1. Yearly monitoring report of the superviser of the doctoral thesis The superviser of the thesis must present a report (maximum 500 words) containing: 

 a) A general assessment of the progress of the doctorate student from the commencement of doctorate studies or over the last academic year.

 b) An assessment of the student continuing in the programme. 

3.2. Student’s yearly monitoring report

The student must present to the members of the monitoring committee an oral academic report (maximum 15-20 minutes) approved by the superviser and the tutor. 

Documents to be presented:

  1. Yearly monitoring card
  2. Doctoral thesis research plan (only doctoral students in 1st monitoring) 
  3. Document on activities carried out in 2018-19 academic year
  4. Presentation to members of the monitoring committee (.ppt format).
  5. Current curriculum vitae (free format)
  6. Report by superviser of doctoral thesis

4.DATE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTATION

The student must submit his/her documentation and the superviser’s report by 8 June 2020 (1st sitting) and 7 September 2020 (2nd sitting) at the latest: 

– In digital format, in quadruplicate, to each of the members of the monitoring committee and to the head of Teaching and Training Programmes of the CED. 

5.ASSESSMENT IN THE MONITORING TEST

After each meeting the members of the monitoring committee will draw up and sign the record of assessment and joint monitoring report. 

The members of the committee may report:

favourably (the doctorate student has passed the test and may register for the following academic course)

favourably with observations (the doctorate student will have to appear before another monitoring committee within a maximum of 6 months)

unfavourably (the doctorate student may not register again for the doctorate) 

The records of assessment of the monitoring of each doctorate student will be filed together with the documentation by the doctorate programme. A list will then be prepared for each year of monitoring of the doctorate students subjected to monitoring tests and the results obtained, which will be approved by the CAP and signed by the programme co-ordinator. This list will be sent to the Doctorate School before 30 September each year. 

6.NON-PRESENTIAL MONITORING The academic regulations governing doctorate studies contained in RD99/2011, article 351. Assessment of doctorate students, point 2) provide as follows: This yearly assessment must also include oral and presential presentation by the doctorate student of the state of the work carried out. In exceptional cases the academic committee of the doctorate programme may, having obtained a report by the superviser and the tutor, grant permission to replace presential presentation with another format. 

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