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Marine Sciences



The UPC-UB-CSIC (High research council) Ph.D. Program in Marine Sciences started as a joint venture between the Department of Harbor, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering of the Civil Engineering Technical School (UPC) in Barcelona and two research centers of CSIC (Instituto de Ciencias Mar of Barcelona and Centro de Estudios Avanzados of Blanes) in 1986. The University of Barcelona and in particular the Departments of Ecology (Faculty of Biology) and the Department of Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Marine Geosciences (Faculty of Geology) joined this Ph.D. Program in 1988. Later on the Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo of CSIC also joined the program. During this evolution, various university departments and research companies have also joined the Ph.D. Program, together with some external support from foreign universities. All this has contributed to increase the level and quality of the program. The main aim of the Ph.D. Program in Marine Sciences is to educate high level specialists in the different fields that converge into marine sciences/oceanography. The Ph.D. students educated within this program will therefore be able to occupy high level positions in universities, research institutes and advanced technological companies. The offered specialization profiles will allow these students to face the ever increasing complexity of marine conflicts and problems. The joint Ph.D. Program in Marine Sciences, organized by two different universities and three different research centers from CSIC, is the only one within Spain which offers in a combined and synergistic manner the teaching and research capabilities of all the participating centers. These capabilities cover most of the scientific disciplines within marine sciences/oceanography and also span the technological and scientific approaches required by such marine topics. This combination of centers and researchers offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary education of Ph.D. students in marine sciences using the research infrastructure available in Catalunya.

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  • Access & admission
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  • Thesis deposit procedure
  • Issuing of Ph.D. degree

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