Titulo - Matrícula


Perfil Ingreso - Contaminación y Toxicología Ambientales

Admission criteria

Profile for admission

The recommended entry profile is that of students who have passed the Master's Degree in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology of the UPV/EHU or any other of a similar content and orientation in which specific knowledge and skills have been acquired in one or more of the following areas:

- Chemical Analyses in Environmental Matrices

- Biogeochemical cycles

- Bioavailability: concept and indices

- Toxicity mechanisms of pollutants

- Cellular and molecular biomarkers

- In vitro toxicity tests

- Toxicogenomics

- Genotoxicity and mutagenicity

- Monitoring programs

- Comprehensive evaluation of environmental health

- Mechanisms of resistance to environmental pollution

- Tests on toxicity in soils and water

- Life cycle tests

- Modelization

- Risk assessment

- Bioremediation

As for the languages used, it is recommended that students should have at least a basic knowledge of English, equivalent to intermediate level B2, in accordance with the European Framework of Reference for Languages.


XSL Content

In accordance with that stipulated in article 7 of RD 99/2011 of 28 January, which governs official doctoral teaching, the Doctoral Programme may require certain specific complementary training modules to be completed. Candidates who have not completed the official university Master's in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology can study, as a complementary training module, the obligatory module of the Master's entitled "Research in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology INCYTA". This module, which must be studied out in-person, equates to 4 credits, is taught in English, and is cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature.
Candidates applying for admission to the doctoral program must hold an official Master's Degree in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Admission is also open to candidates with master's degrees or equivalent qualifications in a related subject who have obtained the number of credits required by the current regulations (a minimum of 60 credits).Doctoral candidates must follow the following pre-enrolment procedure:- Complete the pre-enrolment form and return it with an original signature- Send copies of any bachelor's and master's degrees obtained, with documents demonstrating the credits, qualifications and work performed (e.g. mark certificates, European Diploma Supplement, etc.)- Send a CV- Send a personal cover letter- Provide two letters of reference from academic personnel who know the academic background of the candidate- Send a photocopy of the passport or national identity documentThe doctoral student will be admitted upon the basis of the quality of his or her master's degree and the level of the results obtained in previous studies, as stated in the academic record provided. In addition to the academic record, the candidate's motivation and the objectives of his or her future career will be taken into account, as well as any other additional information provided in the CV and in the two letters of reference.




Matricula Procedimiento Asignacion - Común

Procedure for assigning a faculty member as a doctoral thesis tutor and director

Once a student has been accepted onto the doctoral programme, the Academic Commission will assign them a tutor from among the faculty at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) participating in the programme, who will then be responsible for ensuring good interaction with the Academic Commission and adapting the training and research activities to the principles established by the programme and the Doctorate School.

Within three months of enrolment, the Academic Commission will assign each student a thesis director from among the faculty participating in the programme. The director may or may or not be the same person as the tutor, and will be responsible for guiding and ensuring the consistency of the training and research tasks, and guaranteeing that the topic of the thesis have an impact and make a novel contribution to the field. They are also responsible for guiding the thesis plan and adapting it, if required, to other projects and activities in which the PhD student is involved.  

If the director is not a member of the faculty at the UPV/EHU, the tutor will act as a liaison.

Doctoral theses may also be co-directed, and the second co-director may or may not be a member of the DP.  New tutors or directors may be assigned at any moment during the thesis.

For more information, see the procedures and rules.