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The recommended entry profile for this doctoral programme is summarised in having a solid humanistic education, in general, and a linguistic and literary education in particular. It is required to have advanced grammatical knowledge and skills in any of the native languages (in the case of foreign students, they shall prove a level B2 or higher); in-depth knowledge on literature, as well as ability to analyse and interpret texts at various levels; interest in social and cultural phenomena. Knowledge from other related areas of Humanities will also be very useful. It is very important to have critical thinking and analytical skills. Candidates must have great skills for autonomous work load, and also for using data search, bibliography and computer tools.

In short, this is the training provided by the university master’s degrees associated to this doctoral programme, which are:

  • Master’s Degree in Language and Literature Research (UV)
  • Master’s Degree in Language Consultancy and Literary Culture: Applications in the Valencian Context (UV)
  • Master’s degree in Creative and Humanistic Translation (UV)
  • Master’s Degree in Languages and Technology(UPV) 

The Doctoral Studies Academic Committee is the body responsible for the admissions process.

As general entry requirement the applicants status should be contemplated in some of the presumptions of the article 6 of the RD 99/2011 or of the second additional provision of such Royal Decree.


As specific requirement:

  • Ideal entry profiles. People graduated in master’s degrees associated to this doctoral programme, mentioned above, correspond to the ideal entry profile. And also those 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, in Doctoral Programmes related to this one.
  • Other entry profiles. People who have completed other national or foreign masters (with a minimum of 60 credits) will be also considered suitable, offering training to develop philological research (in areas such as text editing, diachronic analysis of languages, onomastics, historical sociolinguistics, corpus analysis, technological applications for philological studies),literary and cultural research (in fields such as literary history, comparative literature, literary genres, multiculturalism, gender studies), and linguistic research (in areas such as internal study of languages, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, translation and interpretation, language teaching and learning, language industries).

Students who meet the above requirements shall have access to the doctoral programme, and the Doctoral Studies Academic Committee will be the responsible for verifying the compliance of the above requirements for the admission of the applicant.
Admission criteria:

The academic record regarding the research lines seeking to develop, the professional experience as well as the level of competence in one of the native languages (Spanish, Catalan) will be particularly considered to assess the suitability of applicants. All merits claimed in the CV by the applicants must be accredited with documents and, if the Academic Committee considers it appropriate, through a personal interview.
Regarding the carrying out of part-time doctoral studies, applicants must state the reasons (work, family, personal...) why they want to take this mode. The change of mode to carry out these doctoral studies shall be approved by the Academic Committee in the light of changes in the conditions alleged by the applicants.
The assessment of merits to establish the order of priority for students admission, both full-time mode and part-time mode, shall be in accordance with the scale below:
Academic record: 70%
Other merits: 30%

  • Licenciatura or undergraduate degree special award (5%)
  • Master’s degree special award (5%)
  • Completion of a second master’s degree (5%)
  • Knowledge of other languages different from those of previous qualifications (5%)
  • Grants Achievement (5%)
  • Professional experience in the doctoral studies field (5%)