Translation and Language Sciences

Programme Name:
Translation and Language Sciences
10 Plaça de la Mercè, Barcelona, CT, Spain


Lines of Research

  • Acquisition of language
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language learning
  • Translation studies
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Computational linguistics and language engineering
  • Formal linguistics, descriptive and variation
  • Literary reception and translation
  • Terminology and knowledge management
  • Specialized translation


Three academic years full time and five academic years part time


In order to be admitted to Translation and Language Sciences PhD Programme offered by UPF, candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained an accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).  

Moreover, they have to proof that they have obtained or are in position to obtain an accredited graduate/master's degree(equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country.

In order to access to a doctoral programme at UPF, you need to have completed 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research orientated master's programme. Students holding one of the following degrees are not required to have completed a Master’s degree:

  • Spanish DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) according to  RD 778/1998
  • Suficiencia Investigadora according to RD185/1985
  • undergraduate degree of 300 ECTS credits (such as Medicine...)
  • undergraduate degrees with the equivalence to MECES level 3, according to RD 697/2014

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