International Ph.D. in Applied Psychology

Joint International PhD in Applied Psychology between Universidade Católica Portuguesa, University Blanquerna - Ramon Llull University and Nottingham Trent University

Program Description

The international Ph.D. programme in "Applied Psychology: Adaptation and change in contemporary societies" awards a joint degree from three universities: Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal); Universitat Ramon Llull (Spain); and Nottingham Trent University (UK).

The programme offers training in a research environment for doctoral students interested in applying psychology from a life-cycle perspective to mental health and well-being in contemporary societies characterised by rapid change and complex social problems.

Main objectives of the programme:

  • To provide a robust research environment through the involvement of highly qualified research teams.
  • To offer a quality programme, based on a consistent conceptual and methodological approach, focused on up-to-date research and knowledge in one of four research areas.
  • To encourage the development of quality research projects in the context of research groups from partner universities.
  • To train researchers for a national/international career.
  • To promote the mobility and internationalisation of doctoral students and their participation in research networks
  • To maximise the international dissemination of research developed in contexts relevant to the study area.

English is used for training, research, communication, and writing the doctoral thesis. The completion of the programme is equivalent to 180 ECTS.

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