About CCiL PhD

An inter-university program

The Cognitive Science and Language PhD program (in Catalan, Ciència Cognitiva i Llenguatge, CCiL) is an inter-university program composed by three Catalan universities:  University of Barcelona (Coordinator), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The two former universities are set in Barcelona and the latter in Tarragona.

Three branches: Psychology, Linguistics and Philosophy

The CCiL PhD program consists of the same three branches of the CCiL master’s degree: Psychology, Linguistics and Philosophy. Students must apply for admission in one of these three branches. Applications and program admission are considered and managed by each university independently. 

Eleven departments involved in training and research

The interdisciplinary character of the CCiL PhD program is reflected in the eleven departments involved in training and research: six at the Universitat de Barcelona (Logic, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Science Department; History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Culture Department; Catalan Philology and General Linguistics Department; Department of Modern Languages and English Studies; Cognition, Development and Educational Psychology; Social Psychology and Quantitative Psychology), three at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Catalan Philology Department, Spanish Philology Department and Philosophy Department) and two at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Psychology Department; Romance Studies Department).


Each university has a general coordinator for the CCiL PhD:

You must register your PhD at your advisor's university.

The PhD program has an Academic Committee which consists of nine members:

  • Faustino Diéguez-Vide (UB): president
  • M. Pilar Ferré (URV): secretary
  • Jaume Mateu (UAB): vocal
  • Manuel García-Carpintero Sánchez-Miguel (UB)
  • Elisabet Tubau (UB)
  • M. Lluïsa Hernanz (UAB)
  • Olga Fernández Prat (UAB)
  • Natàlia Català Torres (URV)
  • Josep Demestre (URV)