Departament de Genètica 

(ANECA Pathway to Excellence Award)

The Genetics PhD Program represents a commitment by the University of Barcelona to the future of training and research in genetics. It has obtained the "Mención hacia la Excelencia" award from the ANECA and the Ministry of Education, Spain (BOE October 20th, 2011; ref. MEE2011-0321). This distinction is an international reference, and for this reason this PhD program is included in the SIIU (Sistema Intregrado de Información Univesitaria).


The fundamental goal of the Genetics PhD program is to educate professionals with a solid grounding in the newest areas of development biology, genomics, human genetics and evolution, among others. These areas range from an update in human molecular genetics to the most recent aspects of developmental and evolutionary genetics and molecular evolution, with the necessary complements in the area of bioinformatics as well as on the basic tools to carry out advanced genetic analyses.

To attain the above goals, which include possible work in specific areas of the university and in research centers, working in emergent and expanding professions, and in research in private companies, the necessary multidisciplinary knowledge will be provided at both theoretical and practical levels.

General Information


General aspects



Research projects and scientific personal involved


Grants and financial aids

Regulations for doctoral studies in the framework of the European Higher Education Area

     1. Royal Decree 1393/2007

     2. Admission regulations and application

     3. Enrolment regulations

     4. Regulations on the preparations, defense and evaluation of theses

     5. Theses databases:

          •Publication of PhD theses in electronic format (TDX)

          •TESEO database

     6. Internal quality assurance system for PhD studies

Publication of doctoral theses

Official UB recognition of doctoral qualifications

Regulations governing the internal procedures of the University of Barcelona with regard to the validation of university degrees awarded abroad as equivalent to a doctorate degree

Quality awards of the Genetics PhD Program

     •Pathway to Excellence Award 2011-2014 (ANECA and Ministry of Education, Spain;
     BOE 20th October 2011, vol. 253, Sec. III, page 109895)

Genetics PhD Program: documentation

     •Admission of PhD project

     •Modification of PhD project

Change of supervisor of PhD project

     •Change of tutor of PhD project

     •Regulations of the Genetics PhD Program Commission

     •Deposit of Doctoral Thesis