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Generally, for accessing to the official doctoral programme will be necessary to hold the Spanish qualifications of Undergraduate Degree, or equivalent, and of University Master’s Degree.
Likewise, applicants under the following circumstances can also access:
To hold a Spanish university qualification or from other country of the European Higher Education Area, which gives access to the Master’s Degree, according to the provisions of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, 29 October, and having passed at least 300 credits of their official university studies, from which at least 60 have to be of Master’s studies.
To hold an Undergraduate Degree whose duration, according to the rules of Community Law, is at least of 300 credits.
To hold a degree obtained according to foreign educational systems, without the need of its accreditation, after verification by the university that it certifies a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish qualification of the Master’s Degree and which confers in the issuance country of the degree the access to doctoral studies. This admission does not imply, in any case, the accreditation of the previous degree or its recognition for other purposes different to the access to Doctoral Studies. To hold other Spanish Doctoral qualification obtained according to previous university regulations.
Holding the Diploma d'Estudis Avançats (DEA-a tertiary education degree)- obtained according to the Royal Decree 778/98– or the Research Proficiency- according to the regulations of the Royal Decree 185/85.


a) Specific admission requirement: those candidates who have coursed the master’s degree in Tourism Management and Planning or the master’s degree in Economic Globalisation: Intervention and International Trade will have preference to join the doctoral programme. This is because these master’s programmes are associated to the doctoral programme and other doctoral studies of the same subject.

In case that you have the Master of Advanced Studies (DEA*) in accordance to the RD 778/98 or having obtained Certificate of Research Proficiency as set out in the RD 185/85, you must have coursed them in programmes that are related to it.

b) Candidates who have coursed other master’s studies can also be admitted. Nonetheless, the master must be related to the subject of the doctoral programme. The academic commission of the programme will be responsible of valuing the suitability of different master’s degrees.

In addition, the academic commission of the doctoral programme will value that the candidates:

- Have a good academic record

- Have a strong academic education in econometrics and quantitative methods

- Speak, read and write English properly; as well as Spanish (See the table of language equivalences

- Have a coherent research project related to the research lines of the Institut d'Economia Internacional

Regarding this last issue, the candidates will have to propose a research project linked to a professor of the doctoral programme who is interested in the subject of such project and to whom the candidate has already spoken to The submitted research project must be signed by the candidate and the professor.  Were you admitted to the doctoral programme, this information will be taken into account by the academic commission of the doctoral programme for assigning the director of the doctoral thesis.

The students who fulfil the requirements will be able to access the doctoral programme. The academic commission of the doctoral programme will be the responsible of verifying the fulfilment of the requirements to access the doctorate”.