Titulo - Matrícula


Perfil Ingreso - Estrategias Científicas

Admission criteria

Profile for admission

The recommended profile for admission for students who wish to register on this doctoral programme includes those who have studied any of the following degree courses: Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Geography and Land Planning, History, History of Art, Fundamentals of Architecture and/or Environmental Engineering. Candidates must also have completed master's studies in interdisciplinary subjects such as the Environment, Landscape, Environmental Change, Human Evolution and/or Heritage (cultural or natural), and must have a basic knowledge of the variety of methods, techniques and interdisciplinary approaches in Landscape and Heritage. All these studies provide sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to prepare a doctoral thesis project within this programme.

Apart from being fluent in Spanish, a positive evaluation will also be given to candidates for the doctoral programme who have a level of language skills equivalent to B1 (Common European Framework for Languages) in any other European language habitually used for scientific communication (preferably English, but also French, German, Italian or Portuguese) that will enable the student to read through specialised literature and complete research stays at institutions that communicate in those languages.

Likewise, while on this course, students will be expected to improve their language skills (level B2), preferably in English, which will enable them to communicate their doctoral results verbally and in writing in scientific forums (ideally at international conferences) and in scientific journals.

Students who have older degrees or architecture and engineering qualifications may also access the doctoral programme.

All applications for acceptance on the doctoral programme must include a letter from one of the programme’s teachers in which they express their support for the candidate’s admission.


XSL Content

This program does not establish specific supplementary training. However, bearing in mind that access is open to graduates corresponding to graduate's degrees or higher, with at least 300 ECTS credits, whose studies may not have included any specific research training content, the Academic Committee of the Program will decide on the need for each of the students, depending on their entry profiles, to acquire this research training. The training will be acquired by means of completing between 6-15 ECTS credits in subjects of official master's degrees offered by the UPV/EHU in the area or other equivalent training in research skills, for which students will enrol, assessed by their tutors or thesis directors, once they have enrolled on the Doctoral Program.Applicants who need to obtain between 6 and 15 ECTS credits on supplementary training courses must study subjects corresponding to the following master's degrees offered by the UPV/EHU:- Environmental Contamination and Toxicology- Quaternary, Environmental Change and Human Footprint- Environmental Agrobiology- Construction Engineering- Research into Environmental Engineering- Restoration and Comprehensive Management of Built Heritage- Contemporary, Technological and Performance Art
Students interested in accessing the doctoral program must have completed 300 ECTS credits at any Spanish, European or international university. Depending on the skills acquired in their graduate's degrees and master's degrees they have obtained, the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Scientific Strategies in Heritage and Landscape, depending on the score obtained by the students following the application of the scale for the evaluation of merits, may require the completion of supplementary subjects, courses, seminars, etc. for the training of the students who wish to complete their theses.All candidates applying to join the Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Scientific Strategies in Heritage and Landscape must provide the information necessary for the academic committee of the program to assess whether they have acquired the necessary skills to be admitted. This assessment will be performed quantitatively, with a total of 100 points, and the evaluation of the merits provided will be reasoned upon the basis of the following criteria:Suitability of the completed master's degree for the Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Scientific Strategies in Heritage and Landscape: 40 pointsAcademic record, including the master's degree: 30 pointsPublications: 10 pointsConference papers: 10 pointsTraining courses of scientific interest: 5 pointsOther merits: 5 pointsCandidates must obtain a minimum score of 60 points to be admitted directly to the program. If they obtain between 40 and 60 points they will be admitted but the academic committee will specify what supplementary training should be completed after the enrolment is formalized. If candidates get fewer than 40 points they will not be admitted to the program.




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.