Doctorate thesis or PhD degree

Each year, more than 1200 predoctoral researchers develop their PhD at the CSIC institutes supervised by the CSIC researchers.

Predoctoral researchers are one of the key pieces of the CSIC Institution.


Doctoral thesis or PhD degree

The third cycle of university studies, in accordance with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA), plays an essential role for the work carried out by the CSIC as a fundamental pillar of the knowledge-based society.

Generally, to apply to an official doctoral programme, it will be necessary to hold the official Spanish titles of Degree, or its equivalent, and University Master's Degree, or its equivalent, having reached in total at least 300 ECTS credits (Real Decreto 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates the official teachings of doctorate).