|The admission process is overseen by the Academic Committee of the doctoral programme. Candidates must meet the general access requirements. To request admission, candidates must first submit a completed application and curriculum vitae to the Academic Committee, within the period established by the participating universities. Candidates who have successfully completed the interuniversity master's degree in History of Science: Science, History and Society (UAB and UB) are eligible to access the doctoral programme. Candidates should also have a good working knowledge of English, and of Catalan and Spanish if they are not native speakers of these languages. In specific cases, knowledge of classical Arabic may be required.
Candidates are also assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
' Academic record and compatibility of the candidate's studies with the content of the doctoral programme (40%).
' Whether the candidate has obtained financial aid and research grants (20%).
' Research experience (participation in conferences, publications, involvement in research projects) (10%).
' International placements (10%).
' Personal interview (20%).
Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application within fifteen days. They will also be notified of any bridging courses set for them by the Academic Committee, which must be taken during the first year of the programme.